Far Eastern Air Transport-FAT has announced it will add 11 new Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 aircraft to its fleet over the next five years. The first delivery will be in the fourth quarter of 2019. The new type will replace its aging McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82s and DC-9-83s.
Boeing made this short announcement on social media:
Congrats to Far Eastern Air Transport for selecting and becoming the first in Taiwan to operate the 737 MAX 8.
FAT – Far Eastern AIr Transport (Taipei-Songshan) has officially introduced its first ATR 72-600 (ATR 72-212A) (B-28068, msn 1110, ex Jettime OY-JZA) at a hangar event at Songshan Airport. FAT is planning to start operations soon with new type after CAA certification.
Far Eastern Air Transport-FAT (Taipei) resumed operations again on April 4, 2011 after its reorganization. Previously the carrier had suspended operations on May 12, 2008.
On October 31 the carrier is launching 10 new routes to China with McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83s. According to this report by Taiwan News, one flight per week will be operated from Taiwan (Taoyuan International Airport) to Shijiazhuang on October 31. In addition, the carrier will also offer two weekly flights from Taipei (Songshan Airport) to Taiyuan on November 2. FAT is also planning to launch cross-strait flights to Chengdu in Sichuan, Nanning, Hefei, Sanya, Haikou , Gueiyang and Lanzhou. FAT is being permitted to operate total of 19 cross-strait flights using the six aircraft.