EVA Air Is Committed to Fighting Climate Change

Aims for Net Zero-Carbon Emissions by 2050

EVA Air seriously considers impacts of climate change and begins working now to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The Taiwan-based airline made its case for sustainability at the 65th annual conference of the Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA), held online and cohosted by EVA. Clay Sun, the airline’s president, also encouraged his industry colleagues to fully commit to reopening travel and gradually reinvigorating the airline industry. More about EVA and its commitment to sustainability is available at www.evacsr.com while bookings can be make and travel information found at www.evaair.com.

EVA was the first Taiwan-based airline to promote the “Green Travel” Carbon Offset Program in 2017. As soon as a passenger buys a ticket on the EVA website, they can go to a dedicated website at https://evaair.co2analytics.com/home and calculate their carbon emissions based on seating class, flight distance and number of passengers in their party. Passengers can also choose to donate equal or optional amounts to support ClimateCare’s international carbon reduction project for “zero-carbon travel.”
“The airline industry contributes 3.5 trillion US dollars to the global economy, generates 88 million jobs and, at the same time, pursues reduced carbon emissions and advances toward sustainability,” said EVA President Clay Sun. “We ask governments worldwide to approve use of sustainable aviation fuels and support alternative energy research and production facilities. We also strongly appeal to all airlines to comply with standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and its Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). Together, our industry can help reduce global warming.”

EVA uses the more eco-friendly Boeing 777-300ERs and 787s as the backbone of its operations. It uses Electronic Flight Bags (EFB) fleetwide to replace paper manuals. It saves water and onboard service supplies by being flexible and making adjustments based on flight distance and numbers of passengers. It uses light-weight Unit Load Device (ULD) to increase loading weight substantially. And it has introduced its next generation of flight planning systems, enabling it to simply access the EVA data base to optimize flight routes and fuel requirements. EVA has also further improved its aircraft engine performance and fuel-efficiency by cleaning equipment. In 2020, EVA saved a total of 13,218 tons of fuel, reducing emissions by 41,636 tons of CO2e.

“Reaching for the sky with energy-savings, pursuing efficiency and becoming a leader for environmental protection” is a fundamental goal in every detail of operations and for the entire EVA management team. EVA pays close attention to domestic policies and global actions as it continues to build a comprehensive strategy that will advance reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. EVA urges every airline, government and fuel supplier to make sustainable aviation fuel available to the industry and develop newer technologies needed to support this objective and a sustainable future.
At the recent United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26), leaders representing different countries reached a consensus on addressing weather-related issues and explored ways to reduce greenhouse gas emission to achieve a zero-carbon goal. During the IATA 77th Annual General Meeting in October, airlines agreed on the same goal. EVA has emphasized the importance of this goal internally and pledged willingness to work closely with global organizations, in addition to putting its own plans into action to achieve the goal.

About EVA Air:

EVA Air is a Star Alliance member and is one of 11 SKYTRAX-rated 5-Star airlines worldwide. It also ranked 7th among the SKYTRAX World’s Top 10 Airlines and secured additional spots in SKYTRAX’s top 10 for Best Economy Class Onboard Catering, Best Business Class Airlines, World’s Best Airline Cabin Cleanliness, World’s Best Airport Services and more. It won a spot in Condé Nast Traveler’s prestigious 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards for the Top 10 Airlines in the World and Travel + Leisure readers voted it in the Top-10 International Airlines. TripAdvisor recognized it among the “Top 10 Airlines – World” and awarded it top spots in four more categories in its Travelers’ Choice Awards for Airlines while it also earned a place in AirlineRatings.com’s “Best of the Best” World’s Best Airlines 2021 after similarly high ratings for safety and COVID compliance in January.

The carrier was established in 1989 as Taiwan’s first privately owned international airline. It is part of the respected Evergreen Group and a sister company to global container-shipping leader Evergreen Line. It flies a fleet of more than 80 Boeing and Airbus aircraft to over 60 international destinations throughout Asia, Oceania, Europe and North America where gateways are Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto and Vancouver. Travelers can learn more about EVA destinations, schedules and services or book and buy tickets at www.evaair.com.

EVA AIR – With 5 Stars to Asia

EVA Airways was founded in March 1989 as subsidiary of the Evergreen Group. The one-hundred-percent privately owned Taiwanese airline is the sister company of Evergreen Marine Corporation, one of the five biggest container shipping companies in the world. Since the inauguration of its maiden flight on 1 July 1991, EVA AIR has been steadily expanding its operation network and fleet. The airline serves more than 60 destinations on four continents (Europe, Asia, America and Oceania) and offers a far-reaching service network that benefits both passengers and cargo customers. The airline´s fleet comprises 88 aircraft, most of which are Airbus and Boeing.
Through its membership in Star Alliance since June 2013, EVA AIR offers its customers access to a global network of more than 1.300 destinations, along with seamless travel and status recognition within the various member carrier frequent flyer programmes.

EVA AIR – among the best and safest airlines worldwide
With a focus on quality service and safety in international operations, EVA AIR has received many honors, awards and accolades from international business and leisure travelers, industry experts and opinion leaders for three decades, most notably the coveted five stars of SKYTRAX five times in a row. In addition, EVA AIR has ranked among the safest airlines in the world for many years in the safety rankings.
EVA AIR has also proved its spirit of innovation: with the introduction of its Premium Economy Class (formerly Evergreen Deluxe Class or Elite Class), an additional class between Business and Economy Classes, the company has set a milestone in the entire aviation industry as early as 1992.

For 30 years from Taipei to Vienna
Since its maiden flight on 11 November 1991 EVA AIR has continuously been flying the route Taipei – Bangkok – Vienna and has positioned itself most successfully on the Austrian and Central- and Eastern European markets.

The EVA AIR Dreamliner with two classes
A Boeing 787-9 “Dreamliner” is operated on the Vienna route, designed for 304 passengers in two classes – with 26 seats in Royal Laurel Class and 278 seats in Economy Class.
Currently – November 2021 – only cargo flights are operated between Taipei and Vienna.

Enhanced Cabin comfort, environmentally friendly technologies
The Boeing 787 is equipped with an advanced air filtration system that improves cabin air. The 787 fuselage is made of a combination of composite materials that make it more airtight. Compared with other commercial jets, the 787’s cabin humidity can be increased as much as three-to-four times, eliminating the drying inflight atmosphere. The aircraft’s cabin pressure can also be controlled to make the altitude feel like the optimal 6,000 ft. instead of the standard 8,000 ft., boosting passengers’ blood-oxygen levels and reducing headaches and fatigue. Newly designed engine housings significantly reduce noise and give passengers quieter, more comfortable inflight environments.

Technologies used to build the Boeing 787 Dreamliner make the aircraft more environmentally efficient. It is constructed of lighter composite materials such as carbon fibre and more than 50% of the aircraft’s total weight comes from these materials, including the fuselage, wings and engine blades. Compared to traditional aluminium alloy fuselage construction, these advanced materials significantly decrease the aircraft’s overall weight and likelihood of metal fatigue or corrosion, reducing maintenance costs. Replacing fluorescent tubes with LED lights shrinks power demand by almost half.

GE’s advanced GEnx engines reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by 20%, compared to power systems on traditional wide-body aircraft. The 787-9’s high fuel efficiencies and range capabilities equip EVA to further enhance operational performances.

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The EVA AIR fleet: Aircraft since 1991

1991 Boeing 767-300 ER
1992 Boeing 747-400 passenger aircraft, introduction of Evergreen Deluxe Class (intermediate class)
1993 Boeing 747-400 Combi
1994 MD-11 and Boeing 767-200
1995 MD-11 Freighter
2000 Boeing 747-400 Freighter
2003 Airbus 330-200
2005 Boeing 777-300ER “Triple Seven” aircraft
2012 Airbus 321-200
2017 Boeing 777-300ER Freighter Aircraft
2018 Boeing 787-9 “Dreamliner” aircraft
2019 Boeing 787-10 “Dreamliner” aircraft

Aircraft on the Vienna route:
1991 Boeing 767-300ER
1994 Boeing 747-400
1998 MD-11
2003 Airbus 330-200
2016 Boeing 777-300ER “Triple Seven
since 10 May 2019 Boeing 787-9 “Dreamliner
since 16 February 2020 Boeing 787-10 on the route Taipei – Bangkok – Vienna and v.v.

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30 years EVA AIR – Facts

EVA AIR was founded in March 1989. The 100% privately owned Taiwanese airline is a sister company of Evergreen Marine Corporation, one of the world’s largest container ship shipping companies. Since its maiden flight on 1 July 1991, EVA AIR now serves 68 destinations on four continents, excluding Africa, with 88 aircraft. EVA AIR’s goal continues to be the expansion of its route network and fleet. EVA AIR has been a member of the Star Alliance since 18 June 2013.

EVA AIR Fleet:

Aircraft type

In Service On Order
B777-300ER 34
A330-300 9
A330-200 3
A321-200 24
B777 F (Frachter) 6 2
ATR72-600 2
B787-10 6 7
B787-9 4

Total: 88 aircraft in service

Marketing Alliance with other airlines:
Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, All Nippon Airways, Asiana Airlines, Avianca, Bangkok Airways, Copa Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Shandong Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines, Uni Airways, United Airlines.
Air China Cargo

Pilots 1.408
Flight attendants 3.983
Maintenance 162
Administration Staff 4.673
Total: 10.226 persons

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30 years of EVA AIR – Milestones

1 July 1991 EVA AIR´s first flight with a Boeing 767-300ER from Taipei to Bangkok

11 November 1991 EVA AIR´s first flight from Taipei via Bangkok to Vienna; Vienna is the first European destination and the first long-haul route in the EVA AIR network

12 November 1991 EVA AIR lands for the first time at Vienna International Airport

The first EVA AIR office in Vienna was at the Marriott Hotel.

1992 EVA AIR is one of the very first airlines and a pioneer in the aviation industry to introduce a premium economy class, the “Evergreen Deluxe Class”.

EVA AIR establishes its own training centre for the training of flying personnel, including flight simulators.

1998 Introduction of the MD11 aircraft

2000 Start of EVA AIR cargo flights; relocation of the city office from the Marriott to the Hilton Hilton and

2002 to Marc-Aurel-Straße in 1010 Vienna

2003 New uniforms and new aircraft Airbus A330-200

2004 Deployment of the Airbus A330-200 also on the Vienna route

2005 First EVA AIR B777-300ER in service and renaming of the “Evergreen Deluxe Class” to “Elite Class”

2005/2006 The first generation of Hello Kitty jets is introduced

2006 EVA AIR converts a Boeing747 into a Large Cargo Freighter (LCF) to transport oversized parts of the future Boeing787 “Dreamliner”

2008 EVA AIR transports valuable art objects from the National Palace Museum, Taipei to Vienna for an exhibition at the Kunsthistorisches Museum (Art History Museum)

2009 EVA AIR Cargo transports panda bears

2011 The second generation of Hello Kitty jets is introduced – there are now six aircraft in total in the eye-catching design (5 Airbus A330-200 and 1 Boeing 777-300)

2012 Introduction of the exclusive “Royal Laurel Class” on the “Triple Seven” aircraft

18 June 2013 EVA AIR becomes a Star Alliance member

September 2013 Increase in flight frequency on the route Taipei – Bangkok – Vienna and v.v. from three to four weekly flights.

November 2015 EVA AIR orders 24 Boeing787 “Dreamliner” aircraft

January 2016 Relocation of the city office from Marc-Aurel-Straße to Vienna Airport

June 2016 EVA AIR receives the coveted 5-star award from SKYTRAX

From 3 October 2016, a Boeing 777-300ER operates the Taipei – Bangkok – Vienna route

August 2017 New uniforms and farewell to Boeing747 passenger aircraft

November 2017 First Boeing777 freighter joins EVA AIR fleet

January 2018 The “Elite Class” is renamed “Premium Economy Class”

9/10 March 2018 EVA AIR launches direct flights between Taipei and Vienna; thus, daily service between TPE and VIE: 3x weekly direct, 4x weekly via BKK

1 September 2018 Evergreen Group – mother company of EVA AIR – celebrates its 50th birthday

October 2018 EVA AIR takes delivery of its first Boeing787-9 “Dreamliner”

1 April 2019 EVA AIR welcomes its two millionth passenger at Vienna Airport

9 May 2019 new aircraft on Vienna route: Boeing787-9 Dreamliner

19 June 2019 EVA AIR takes delivery of the first Boeing787-10 Dreamliner

16 February 2020 new aircraft on the route Taipei – Bangkok – Vienna and v.v.: Boeing787-10 Dreamliner (on the direct flight between TPE and VIE the 787-9 remains)

11/12 November 2021 30th anniversary EVA AIR in Vienna