China Airlines (CAL) is currently studying the A320neo and B737 MAX as replacement aircraft for its fleet of B737-800s. The B737-800s would be gradually replaced and any capcity holes will be filled with leased aircraft, according to chairman Ho Nuan-hsuan.

As for the widebody fleet, the retirement schedule of the Taiwan airline's A330-300s is still being planned due to the aircraft being criticial to long-haul operations. Meanwhile, its A340-300s are currently being replaced by A350-900s, which have now reached 14 in operation with CAL.