China Air and EVA park freighters

China Airlines and EVA Airways Corp, Taiwan’s top two air carriers, will park some of their B747 freighters in the Californian desert, as a result of the global economic downturn. As the cargo load factor has fallen to below 65 per cent from 75 per cent, CAL and EVA intend to store three and two […]


China Air EVA Evergreen Cargo freighters global recession


China Airlines and EVA Airways Corp, Taiwan’s top two air carriers, will park some of their B747 freighters in the Californian desert, as a result of the global economic downturn. As the cargo load factor has fallen to below 65 per cent from 75 per cent, CAL and EVA intend to store three and two Boeing 747 cargo planes in the desert, respectively, the first time the nation¡¯s air carriers have decided to put planes in storage because of disappointing operating results. Both carriers said they had yet to decide how long the cargo planes would be stored, but would immediately resume cargo services when the economy recovers and orders increase.