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EVA AIR to Launch Daily Taipei-Da Nang Flights Dec. 21, 2019

EVA Air will launch daily nonstop flights between Taipei’s Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) and Da Nang International Airport (DAD) in Central Vietnam on December 21, 2019. Combined with EVA’s current three flights a day to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and two daily to Hanoi, the new Da Nang service offers passengers three convenient and popular gateways in Vietnam. It also gives both business and leisure travelers more flexibility in planning itineraries while morning departures and early evening returns to/from TPE make connections easy for passengers traveling to/from all eight of EVA’s gateways in North America.

EVA plans to serve the Da Nang route with an Airbus A321-200 configured with 184 seats, eight in Business Class and 176 in Economy. Flight time from Taipei to Da Nang is 2:55 and the return is 2:45.

Da Nang is a thriving economic hub in the center of Vietnam on the coast of the South China Sea at the mouth of the Han River and one of the largest cities in the country. Its airport is the country’s third busiest. With its busy port, bustling business community and steady growth, it’s an attractive destination for business travelers. At the same time, attractions such as its beautiful beaches, excellent food, hotels for every budget, landmark Lady Buddha, remarkable Dragon Bridge and proximity to the imperial city of Hue, charming Hoi An with its UNESCO World Heritage Site Old Town, the cluster of abandoned and ruined Hindu temples at My Son and more, Da Nang is an especially desirable gateway for leisure travelers.

About EVA Air:
EVA Air is a Star Alliance member and one of only 10 SKYTRAX-rated 5-Star airlines worldwide. Readers voted it one of Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best “Top 10 International Airlines” and TripAdvisor awarded it top spots in five categories in its annual Travelers’ Choice Awards for Airlines. 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 and schedule, book and buy tickets at www.evaair.com.

EVA Debuts First New Generation Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

EVA Air took delivery of its first 787-10 Dreamliner, aircraft number B-17801, at Boeing South Carolina on June 19, 2019. EVA Engineering & Maintenance Division Executive Vice President Chun-yi Kuo led a team of colleagues to welcome the new aircraft and signed commemorative certificates with Brad Zaback, Vice President/General Manager, 787 Program and Boeing South Carolina. After a ferry flight of approximately 16 hours on the next day, the 787-10 arrived in Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) at 2:30pm on June 21, 2019.

EVA is adding 24 Dreamliners to its fleet, including four 787-9s it is now operating. Following this first 787-10, the carrier will take delivery of three more and by the end of 2019, will be flying four of the latest-generation Dreamliners. EVA will complete its Dreamliner deliveries by 2022.
The Boeing 787-10 has a range of 5,900 nautical miles fully loaded, capacity to fly from Taipei to every major destination in Asia and as far as Brisbane, Australia. EVA is configuring its 787-10s for 342 passengers with 34 in Royal Laurel Class and 308 in Economy.

With the delivery of this first Boeing 787-10, EVA is ready to put these advanced aircraft to work on its most popular regional routes. The airline will introduce the new plane on its busy Taipei – Hong Kong route starting from June 28 and a short time later, extend the aircraft’s operations to Japan and more destinations in Mainland China. EVA will begin flying 787-10s to Brisbane, Australia in the fourth quarter of 2019.The airline is using its 787-9s on its Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Hong Kong and Vienna routes. EVA plans to begin Dreamliner service to Vancouver in the first quarter of 2020.

Technologies used to build the Boeing 787 Dreamliner make the aircraft more environmentally efficient than other aircraft. The fuselage, wings, engine blades and more are constructed of lighter composites such as carbon fiber so that more than 50% of the plane’s total weight comes from these materials. Compared to traditional aluminum alloy fuselage construction, the 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 787-10’s high fuel efficiencies and range capabilities equip EVA to continue to enhance operating performances.

Boeing also engineered its Dreamliners to enhance cabin comfort. The Boeing 787 is equipped with an advanced air filtration system that improves cabin air. The 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.

About EVA Air:
EVA Air is a Star Alliance member and one of only 11 SKYTRAX-rated 5-Star airlines worldwide. Readers voted it one of Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best “Top 10 International Airlines” and TripAdvisor awarded it top spots in five categories in its annual Travelers’ Choice Awards for Airlines. 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 and schedule, book and buy tickets at www.evaair.com.

EVA Certified a SKYTRAX 5-Star Airline Fourth Year in a Row

SKYTRAX revealed its 2019 World Airline Awards at the Paris Air Show on Tuesday, 18 June, 2019 and EVA Air was a winner. EVA has been certified as a SKYTRAX 5-Star Airline for the fourth year in a row and won double top spots for the World’s Best Airline Cabin Cleanliness and Best Economy Class Onboard Catering. On top of that, EVA was also ranked 6th among the “World’s Top 10 Airlines.”

EVA has now earned SKYTRAX 5-Star Airline certification every year since 2016. EVA has upheld this distinction’s high standards by continually optimizing service delivery both in the air and on the ground. And it has steadily upgraded software and hardware to optimize the overall passenger experience. EVA has paid close attention to every aspect of its operations, including small details such as cleanliness in every corner of every aircraft cabin. Travelers responding to this year’s worldwide SKYTRAX survey let it be known that they notice this kind of attention to detail by singling out EVA for “Best Cabin Cleanliness in the World.”

EVA also keeps menus fresh by changing them seasonally and offers tempting dishes for different appetites. In Premium Economy and Economy Classes, it uses seasonal, locally produced ingredients to create dishes with home-made flavors. It designs plating with foods of different colors to make meals interesting and inviting. The porridge presented with tasty side dishes that the airline serves for breakfast on long-distance routes and the Japanese-style cold lunches on summertime fights to Japan both earned favorable comments and advanced EVA to the number one spot for Best Economy Class Onboard Catering this year for the first time.

EVA’s business class gourmet choices, including dishes created by Michelin three-star chefs, Din Tai Fung dim sum, Tan-style cuisine and scrumptious Yellow Lemon desserts also proved to be popular among passengers.

“We are grateful for all of the supports from passengers around the world,” said EVA President Clay Sun. “Our goal is not only to provide an airline experience that meets 5-Star standards but also to challenge ourselves and elevate our products by attending to details and providing the most caring and exquisite services. We aim to make every journey with EVA Air a delightful experience for every passenger.”

SKYTRAX is a prestigious international air transport ratings organization that advises airlines and airports around the world on quality improvements and recognizes the world’s best airlines through analyses of global passenger satisfaction surveys. It has become established as an important reference source for airlines, the tourism industry and frequent flyers. SKYTRAX conducted its annual airline survey online, by phone and using questionnaires between September 2018 and May 2019.  More than 20 million travelers in over 100 countries responded to the questions and offered comments on 49 airport and onboard service areas.

EVA has been winning SKYTRAX awards since 2008 when its innovative cabin in-between Business and Economy Classes was recognized as the World’s Best Premium Economy Class.  In SKYTRAX’s 2019 World Airline Awards, EVA has earned even more recognition and high service rankings.

Category 2019 Ranking
World’s Top 10 Airlines No.6
World’s Best Airline Cabin Cleanliness No.1
World’s Best Economy Class Catering No.1
World’s Best Airport Services No.4
Best Airlines in Asia No.4
Best Business Class Comfort Amenities No.4
World’s Best Airline Cabin Crew No.5
Best Airline Staff in Asia No.6
Best Economy Class Airline Seats No.7
World’s Best Economy Class Airlines No.10

EVA’s commitment to flight safety and service quality has earned recognition from rating organizations worldwide. In addition to its numerous SKYTRAX awards, TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, honored EVA with four distinctions earlier this year, including “3rd place in Top-10 World’s Best Airlines,” “Top-10 Major Airlines in Asia,” “Best Business Class in Asia” and “Best Premium Economy Class in Asia”. EVA has also been ranked in AirlineRatings’ “World’s Top 20 Safest Airlines” for six consecutive years, including 2019.

 

About EVA Air:

EVA Air is a Star Alliance member and one of only 11 SKYTRAX-rated 5-Star airlines worldwide. Readers voted it one of Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best “Top 10 International Airlines” and TripAdvisor awarded it top spots in five categories in its annual Travelers’ Choice Awards for Airlines. 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 and schedule, book and buy tickets at www.evaair.com.

EVA Introduces Inflight Amenities by Jason Wu, Rimowa, Ferragamo

New 2019 offerings also include aristocratic cuisine, inspired pastries

EVA Air has collaborated with renowned fashion designer Jason Wu, luxury brands, including Rimowa and Ferragamo, acclaimed chefs and more to create new 2019 amenities and service items for Royal Laurel and Premium Laurel Classes passengers. By combing the creativity of some of the world’s leading experts in luxury, style and taste with its own innovative spirit, EVA offers top-cabin passengers a fresh take on sumptuous inflight comfort. The new amenities and services are available on selected EVA flights now.

Sleepwear with Comfort and Style
EVA chose Jason Wu to create its 2019 sleepwear for passengers flying long-haul in Royal Laurel and Premium Laurel Classes. Recognized for designing Michelle Obama’s dresses for both of her husband’s U.S. presidential inaugurations, Wu conceived EVA’s new PJs for comfort and style. This is the first time Wu has worked with an airline.

Aristocratic Dining, Inspired Pastries
Tan-style cuisine Master Chef Huang Ching-biao created a special menu for selected EVA routes, using ancient recipes in the aristocratic cuisine’s cooking style made popular in royal courts and enjoyed over the centuries by prime ministers and world leaders. Prepared with slow, painstaking, traditional cooking techniques and nothing but the best ingredients, the inflight dining experience begins with a pork shoulder slice wrapped with cucumber and Thai-style shrimp followed by golden chicken soup with seafood in a rich, golden broth. The main course is braised abalone in oyster sauce served with stir-fried rice with caramel olive while dessert is an elegant concoction of Tan’s mashed taro and sweet potato in water chestnut sauce. EVA is serving the Tan-style cuisine to Royal Laurel Class passengers on flights from Taipei to Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco.

Acclaimed Italian pastry chef Andrea Bonaffini of the popular Taipei patisserie Yellow Lemon created four seasonal desserts exclusively for EVA Royal Laurel and Premium Laurel Classes passengers. Starting this month, passengers can enjoy “Sexy Lady,” an irresistibly delicious pastry with rose petals, slightly tart and refreshing raspberries, lychee and chocolate. On the spring menu, EVA is offering an inventive delight named “Bianca,” followed in summer by “Cocco Mango” and in autumn, by “Nocciola.” These diet-ending treats will be introduced to Royal Laurel and Premium Laurel Classes passengers flying from Taipei to Brisbane, Paris and Vienna as menus change seasonally.

Exclusive Amenity Kits
EVA worked with luxury brands Rimowa and Ferragamo to create its new 2019 overnight kits for Royal Laurel and Premium Laurel passengers on long-haul flights. Those departing from Taiwan receive overnight kits in RIMOWA’s popular new “Carmona Red.” Contents include a color-coordinated eye mask, cozy socks, a hairbrush, a microfiber cloth for cleaning glasses and screens on personal devices, earplugs, a toothbrush and toothpaste and skincare essentials from CLARINS.
Returning to Taipei on these flights, EVA is giving Royal Laurel and Premium Laurel passengers exclusive overnight kits by fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo. Inspired by ancient Taiwanese majolica tiles, the case is a harmonious blend of contemporary fashion and Taiwanese culture stocked with Salvatore Ferragamo lotion, hand cream and lip balm elegantly scented with the brand’s new Bianco di Carrara fragrance.

Refreshing and Delicious
Especially for Royal Laurel/Premium Laurel/Business Class passengers, EVA is serving a delightful new boarding refreshment, a gourmet tidbit with the first coffee and tea service and an after-dinner beverage befitting a connoisseur’s palate. As passengers settle into their seats, EVA offers a cold-pressed mango and mixed fruit juice made from a blend of Taiwan’s exceptionally flavorful Irwin mangoes, pleasingly tart and aromatic passion fruit, tangy oranges and garden-fresh carrots.

For the long-haul flights, EVA presents Eclat de Valrhona, the French boutique chocolatier, with its first coffee and tea service in both Royal Laurel and Premium Laurel Classes. The rich, dark artisanal chocolates, made from beans grown on the globally acclaimed chocolatier’s own carefully cultivated plantations, are 61% premium cocoa.

After dinner with its coffee and tea service, EVA is now pouring Crème Caramel Tea from Singapore’s luxurious TWG. Starting with delicate red tea leaves from South Africa, TWG added seductively sweet French spices to create a satisfying drink that passengers can sip and enjoy as a dessert.

About EVA Air
EVA Air, a Star Alliance member and one of only 11 SKYTRAX-rated 5-Star Airlines worldwide, 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 70 Boeing and Airbus aircraft to 63 international destinations throughout Asia, Oceania, Europe and North America where gateways are Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto and Vancouver. With just one easy stop in Taipei, travelers can connect onward to every major city in Asia, including 16 destinations in China. Travelers can learn more about EVA and book, buy and reserve seats at www.evaair.com.

AirlineRatings Ranks EVA in World’s Safest Airlines for 2019. Marks airline’s sixth year in a row among “best of the best” for safety.

EVA Air ranks in AirlineRatings.com’s top-20 World’s Safest Airlines for 2019. This marks the airline’s sixth year in a row to earn a place among the rating website’s “best of the best” for safety. The safety rating criteria is based on analyses of data from aviation governing body, aviation associations, governmental authorities and crash data, using a seven-star rating system. EVA consistently earns high rankings from AirlineRatings for making quality service and safety its top priorities.

EVA never compromises for safety and builds corporate culture upon it to educate staff in all positions, whether in the air or on the ground, with or without supervision, to respectively follow the high-standard guidelines.

AirlineRatings.com is a global, one-stop airline safety and product rating review website helmed by editors and content curators who are recognized worldwide for their expertise and deep knowledge of the aviation industry. To identify the world’s 20 safest airlines, the website monitored 405 carriers and reviewed each one’s performance over the past 10 years. The website’s “best of the best” have all earned AirlineRatings’ maximum seven-star safety rating and met its high standards.

EVA excels in flight safety and service, winning awards and honors from organizations around the world year after year. In 2018, AirlineRatings ranked EVA no. 8 among the World’s Top 10 Airlines 2019, as Best Long-Haul Airline Asia/Pacific and as one of the World’s Top 20 Safest Airlines for 2018. EVA also won five TripAdvisor awards, including 5th place in the Top 10 World’s Best Airlines and ranking among the Top 10 Major Airlines in Asia. In addition, EVA netted SKYTRAX 5-Star Airline status for the third year in a row and was singled out for World’s Best Airport Services.

About EVA Air
EVA Air, a Star Alliance member and one of only 11 SKYTRAX-rated 5-Star Airlines worldwide, 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 70 Boeing and Airbus aircraft to 63 international destinations throughout Asia, Oceania, Europe and North America. Travelers can learn more about EVA and book, buy and reserve seats at www.evaair.com.

 

*AirlineRatings uses seven criteria for its airline safety for its analyses. Each of its top-20-safest airlines has:
1. Completed an IATA (International Air Transport Association) Operational Safety Audit, ie, earned IOSA Certification.
2. Met the European Union’s high standards of aircraft maintenance and regulatory oversight and is not listed on the EU Blacklist.
3. Maintained a fatality-free record for the past 10 years.
4. Served the United States from a country that upholds Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) aircraft operations and maintenance requirements.
5. Originated in a country that fulfills all eight International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) safety parameters.
6. Never been grounded by any governing aviation safety authority.
7. Operates a fleet of Boeing, Airbus and McDonnell Douglas aircraft and does not use any Russian-built aircraft.

EVA Nets AirlineRatings’ Excellence Awards in Two Areas. Rates 8th in World’s Top-10 Airlines 2019, Best Long-Haul Airline Asia/Pacific.

EVA Air has brought home two significant Airline Excellence Awards from global airline safety and product champion AirlineRatings.com. The Star Alliance member earned the No. 8 position among the World’s Top-10 Airlines 2019 and Best Long-Haul Airline Asia/Pacific. More about the awards and rating criteria is available at www.AirlineRatings.com.
“EVA’s innovation has resulted in exceptional performance in market position, customer service, financial performance, and operational safety,” said AirlineRatings.com Editor-in-Chief and Publisher Geoffrey Thomas.

AirlineRatings.com regularly monitors and evaluates more than 435 airlines and assesses them with a seven-star rating system, based on analyses of comfort, innovation, value and safety across first, business, premium economy and economy class products and services. It also examines each airline’s safety rating, fleet age, operating profit and additional criteria. To be rated among the world’s top ten, the airlines must achieve the seven-star safety rating and demonstrate leadership in innovation for passenger comfort.

“As much as we are honored to be recognized by such knowledgeable and experienced aviation professionals, we deeply appreciate the support our passengers from around the globe have given us,” said EVA President Clay Sun. “This kind of recognition and support inspires us to continually innovate, improve and upgrade our services and products. In this spirit, we are beginning to add Boeing 787 Dreamliners this year and we are elevating services with each new aircraft deployment. We want all of our passengers to be pleased with their EVA flight experiences.”

EVA excels in flight safety and service, consistently winning accolades, honors and recognition from prestigious aviation authorities year after year. In early 2018, AirlineRatings.com ranked EVA among the World’s Top-20 Safest Airlines. EVA also won five TripAdvisor awards, including 5th place in the Top-10 World’s Best Airlines and ranking among the Top-10 Major Airlines in Asia. In addition, EVA netted SKYTRAX 5-Star Airline status for the third year in a row and was singled out for World’s Best Airport Services.

About EVA Air
EVA Air, a Star Alliance member and one of only 11 SKYTRAX-rated 5-Star Airlines worldwide, 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 70 Boeing and Airbus aircraft to 58 international destinations throughout Asia, Oceania, Europe and North America where gateways are Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto and Vancouver. With just one easy stop in Taipei, travelers can connect onward to every major city in Asia, including 16 destinations in China. Travelers can learn more about EVA and book, buy and reserve seats at www.evaair.com11.

EVA to Expand Japan Services in 2019. Launching flights to Nagoya, Aomori and Matsuyama.

EVA Air will launch flights to three more destinations in Japan in 2019, complementing the eight gateways it is serving now. Subject to government approvals, EVA will initiate flights from Taoyuan International Airport near Taipei, Taiwan to Nagoya, Aomori and Matsuyama, starting in the second quarter and continuing through the third.

EVA plans to begin daily flights between Taipei and Nagoya on June 6, 2019, using a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner configured for 304 passengers with 26 in Royal Laurel Class and 278 in Economy Class. Early morning departures and midafternoon returns from/to Taoyuan International Airport will make onward connections easy and convenient for passengers arriving on early morning fights from North America and Europe. Nagoya flights will operate:

Route Flight No. Frequency Departure Arrival
Taipei–Nagoya BR128 Daily 07:55 11:45
Nagoya–Taipei BR127 Daily 12:55 15:10

During the third quarter of 2019, EVA will introduce service from Taipei to Aomori and Matsuyama. At the same time, it will increase capacity to Tokyo Narita, Osaka, Okinawa and Sendai by adding more flights on existing routes and deploying larger aircraft. After all of the airline’s new Boeing 787 Dreamliners have been delivered, EVA will boost its combined flight capacity to its routes to Japan by more than 10%.

Nagoya is a main economic and transportation hub in central Japan and it’s near cultural attractions such as Tateyama Kurobe Alpine, Gassho Zukuri Folk Village, Hida Takayama, Toyama, Kanazawa and more.

EVA currently operates 122 scheduled flights between Taipei and Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, Hakodate, Sendai, Komatsu, Fukuoka and Okinawa. It also provides 117 weekly chartered flights to Aomori, Akita, Fukushima, Kumamoto, Matsuyama, Nagasaki and Tokushima. In 2019, After EVA extends its network to Nagoya, Matsuyama and Aomori, it will be offering 146 weekly flights to Japan.

About EVA Air
EVA Air, a Star Alliance member and one of only 11 SKYTRAX-rated 5-Star Airlines worldwide, 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 70 Boeing and Airbus aircraft to 58 international destinations throughout Asia, Oceania, Europe and North America where gateways are Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto and Vancouver. With just one easy stop in Taipei, travelers can connect onward to every major city in Asia, including 16 destinations in China. Travelers can learn more about EVA and book, buy and reserve seats at www.evaair.com.

EVA AIR brings brand-new Dreamliner to Vienna. Starting 9 May 2019 on the route Taipei (– Bangkok) – Vienna and v.v.

EVA AIR will deploy its new Boeing 787-9 „Dreamliner“ on the route Taipei – Vienna and v.v. which will replace the current Boeing 777-300ER. The new aircraft will be operated from Taipei on 9 May 2019 and will take off from Vienna International Airport for the first time on 10 May.

Edward Ho, General Manager EVA AIR Austria and CEE: “We are very proud that Vienna is getting the brand-new Dreamliner. In November Vienna was the first long-haul destination in the EVA AIR network, and Vienna is now also the first long-haul destination with the modern Boeing 787-9 aircraft. Our passengers will benefit from the numerous advantages and highest standards of the aircraft. ”

The introduction of the Dreamliner is an essential milestone in the history of the private Taiwanese airline. EVA AIR has adopted a more modern, globalized design concept and combined it with Boeing’s latest aviation technologies to create a luxurious cabin environment and provide all passengers with an even more comfortable flying experience.

Cabin comfort deluxe
Boeing engineered its Dreamliners to enhance cabin comfort. Actually, the new EVA AIR cabin is spacious and with 2.4 meters also higher than the “Triple Seven”. 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. In addition, the large windows of the aircraft (9 percent larger than before) provide a better view, even from the middle seats, and can be electronically dimmed.

Two classes in new design and new look
The new aircraft is configured for 304 passengers in two cabins, 26 in Royal Laurel Class business and 278 in Economy.

EVA chose Designworks, a BMW Group company, to synchronize the airline’s international brand image and the Dreamliner’s unique craftsmanship into the design of this latest generation of Royal Laurel Class seats. These new Royal Laurel Class business cabin seats are 23 in. (58.4 cm) wide and recline into flat-bed positions that can stretch out to as much as 76 in. (193 cm) long, enabling passengers to lie down, get comfortable and sleep on long-haul flights.

EVA created more comfortable personal spaces by equipping its redesigned Royal Laurel Class seats with adjustable privacy panels and generous built-in storage cabinets. The airline upgraded the In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) systems with 18 in. HD touchscreen monitors, the latest noise-cancelling headphones, extra-large fold-out tables for dining or work, auxiliary outlets and USB ports for recharging personal devices or accessing files from Media Player, Photo Viewer and PDF Reader. With these features and the warm, friendly service it is known for, EVA offers passengers a cosy in-flight space where they can work and rest.

More legroom and ergonomic seats in Economy Class
EVA AIR selected ergonomically designed economy class seats from RECARO, the well-known German Automotive Seating company. It equipped seats with sophisticated leather headrests that adjust as much as 6 in. from the top of the seatback to the highest position. It added customized neck supports with functions, allowing passengers the flexibility to adjust the angle in six directions. It also upgraded the IFE with 12 in. The seat distance is even more spacious than before and ensures plenty of legroom. HD touchscreen monitors at every seat, giving passengers more comfort and satisfying entertainment needs 30,000 feet in the air.

24 Dreamliner until 2022
EVA AIR just recently took over its first two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and will add two more 787-9s as well as 20 Boeing 787-10 aircrafts until the year 2022.

Strong link between Taiwan Aviation Industry and Boeing 787 Dreamliner
In 2005, Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corp. (EGAT) and The Boeing Company contracted to jointly modify four Boeing 747-400s and transform them into Large Cargo Freighters (LCF), capable of transporting the Dreamliners’ large composite parts such as fuselages and wings from manufacturing centres around the world to Boeing factories in the US for assembly. Between 2006 and 2010, one LCF after another became operational. The LCFs have established EGAT as a global aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul leader.

In 2014, EGAT and GE Aviation formed GE Evergreen Engine Services as a joint venture. The Engine Services operation is the only GE-certified company in the Asia-Pacific region. It specializes in maintenance services on the GEnx engines that power both the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and Boeing 747-8. As more Boeing 787 Dreamliners come into service, this joint-venture will play an increasingly important role in Taiwan’s aviation industry.

About EVA AIR
EVA AIR is a Star Alliance member and among only 11 SKYTRAX-rated 5-Star airlines worldwide. 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 almost 80 Boeing and Airbus aircraft to over 60 international destinations throughout Asia, Oceania, Europe and North America.

With EVA AIR daily from Vienna to Asia
EVA AIR flies nonstop to Taipei every Monday, Thursday and Saturday. Due to the early arrival at Taipei International Airport in the morning of the next day, passengers from Europe have plenty of time in the Taiwanese metropole and for comfortable connecting flights to Northeast and Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, Macau, Philippines, Indonesia as well as to many destinations in Mainland China and to Brisbane, Australia.

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday EVA AIR flies via Bangkok to Taipei. From Bangkok EVA AIR and partner airlines offer attractive connecting flights within Thailand or to destinations in Southeast Asia.
EVA AIR currently operates the Vienna – (Bangkok) – Taipei route with a Boeing 777-300ER.

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EVA Accepts Delivery of Its 1st Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Carrier to add three more 787-9s, 20 787-10s.

EVA Air accepted delivery of its first 787-9 Dreamliner, aircraft number B-17881, at Boeing South Carolina on Oct. 2, 2018. EVA Chairman Steve Lin led a delegation to welcome the new aircraft and commemorated the event with a ribbon cutting ceremony. EVA will ferry its newest aircraft to Taiwan and ready it for service.

On Oct. 1, 2018, Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Kevin McAllister hosted a festive ceremonial dinner where Chairman Lin and ALC Executive Chairman Steve Házy, owner of the new Dreamliner that EVA will be leasing, signed commemorative certificates. The certificates signify a new milestone in the partnerships among the three parties.
“Our introduction of Boeing 787 Dreamliners gives us a younger and more efficient fleet and further upgrades our service quality,” said EVA Chairman Steve Lin. “In addition to giving our passengers the comforts and conveniences of the Boeing Dreamliner’s advanced aviation technologies, we have made great efforts to enhance our cabin service. We will launch new Royal Laurel Class business seats created by Designworks, a BMW company. And we chose Teague, a global design consultancy recognized for work in aviation, to design new Economy Class seats that RECARO, a German manufacturer known for sports car interiors, is producing. We are making these investments to give our passengers better flying experiences and further demonstrate our dedication to five-star airline service.”

EVA is adding 24 Dreamliners to its fleet, including four 787-9s it is beginning to introduce after this delivery and twenty 787-10s to be delivered between the second quarter of 2019 and 2022. The Boeing 787-9 has a range of 7,100 nautical miles fully loaded, the capacity to fly from Taipei to Vancouver, Seattle, Vienna or Brisbane. EVA is configuring its 787-9s for 304 passengers with 26 in Royal Laurel Class and 278 in Economy.

Highlighting its status as the first Boeing 787 to be introduced into service in Taiwan, EVA’s new Dreamliner is distinguished by the addition of the innovative aircraft model’s logo to the livery design. The livery also incorporates powerful green and orange stripes, representing Evergreen Group’s corporate identity colors and suggesting extraordinary flying speed.

Technologies used to build the Boeing 787 Dreamliner make the aircraft more environmentally efficient. It is constructed of lighter composite materials such as carbon fiber and more than 50% of the aircraft’s total weight comes from these materials, including the fuselage, wings and engine blades. Compared to traditional aluminum 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.

Boeing also engineered its Dreamliners to enhance cabin comfort. 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.

EVA bonded with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner during its early development. Before Boeing began making the aircraft, it chose Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corp. (EGAT) to build four Large Cargo Freighters (LCFs) for transporting the Dreamliner’s composite parts to manufacturing facilities for assembly. Boeing uses the LCFs to carry over-sized parts such as fuselages and wings manufactured in Italy, Japan and other countries to the US for assembly. The LCF made it feasible for Boeing to build the 787. The super-sized freighter also made EGAT a global aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul leader.
As soon as EVA gets its first Boeing 787-9, it will finalize preparations for putting the plane in service and work with Taiwan’s Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) to get it certified. EVA estimates that it will launch the new Dreamliner in early November 2018. It will initially deploy the aircraft on its busy Taipei – Hong Kong route. EVA’s second Dreamliner is expected to be delivered in November 2018 and will be used to extend the airplane’s operations to Osaka and Tokyo. The remaining two Boeing 787-9s are scheduled for delivery in 2019 and EVA will deploy them on major regional routes within Asia and flights to Brisbane, Australia.

About EVA Air:
EVA Air is a Star Alliance member and one of only 11 SKYTRAX-rated 5-Star airlines worldwide. Readers voted it one of Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best “Top 10 International Airlines” and TripAdvisor awarded it top spots in five categories in its annual Travelers’ Choice Awards for Airlines. 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 70 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 and schedule, book and buy tickets at www.evaair.com.

EVA to take delivery of its first 787-9 Dreamliner. Reveals new Royal Laurel Class business cabin by Designworks.

EVA Air announced that the delivery ceremony of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will be held at Boeing South Carolina in Charleston on October 02, 2018. The new aircraft is configured for 304 passengers in two cabins, 26 in Royal Laurel Class business and 278 in Economy, and introduces brand-new seats and a new look throughout. It is the first of this model in Taiwan’s airline industry.

“The introduction of Boeing 787 Dreamliners is essential to our continuous pursuit of service excellence,” said EVA President Clay Sun. “We have adopted a more modern, globalized design concept and combined it with Boeing’s latest aviation technologies to create a luxurious cabin environment and provide all our passengers with an even more comfortable flying experience.”

From luxury cars to a top-class airline cabin
EVA chose Designworks, a BMW Group company, to synchronize the airline’s international brand image and the Dreamliner’s unique craftsmanship into the design of this latest generation of Royal Laurel Class seats. The design team stepped away from conventional aircraft design and used core concepts of space and brand to create tailor-made business class seats seamlessly integrated into a bespoke cabin environment. The team used mature, muted colors to enhance the feeling of a comfortable, spacious environment.
EVA’s new Royal Laurel Class business cabin seats are 23 in. (58.4 cm) wide and recline into flat-bed positions that can stretch out to as much as 76 in. (193 cm) long, enabling passengers to lie down, get comfortable and sleep on long-haul flights.

“We wanted EVA’s business class experience to be fresh and memorable for passengers and to make service, design and brand all work together,” said Design Director Johannes Lampela from Designworks’ LA Studio. “Our goal was to take a proven seat platform and make it unique to EVA. From privacy, service, interaction, stowage and amenities, we explored the holistic passenger experience.”

EVA created more comfortable personal spaces by equipping its redesigned Royal Laurel Class seats with adjustable privacy panels and generous built-in storage cabinets. The airline upgraded the In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) systems with 18 in. HD touchscreen monitors, the latest noise-canceling headphones, extra-large fold-out tables for dining or work, auxiliary outlets and USB ports for recharging personal devices or accessing files from Media Player, Photo Viewer and PDF Reader. With these features and the warm, friendly service it is known for, EVA offers passengers a cozy in-flight space where they can work and rest.
Technology and fashion meet economy

EVA called on the Boeing Company’s long-time working partner, Teague, to completely redesign Economy Class on its new 787 Dreamliners. It selected a color palette that complements shades used in Royal Laurel Class and has created a cabin that is exquisitely elegant.

EVA selected ergonomically designed economy class seats from RECARO, the well-known German Automotive Seating company. It equipped seats with sophisticated leather headrests that adjust as much as 6 in. from the top of the seatback to the highest position. It added customized neck supports with functions, allowing passengers the flexibility to adjust the angle in six directions. It also upgraded the IFE with 12 in. HD touchscreen monitors at every seat, giving passengers more comfort and satisfying entertainment needs 30,000 feet in the air.

In addition to this first Boeing 787-9, EVA expects to take delivery of three more of this model and followed by its first Boeing 787-10 in the second quarter of next year. EVA plans to be operating a total of 24 Boeing 787 Dreamliners by 2022. As soon as EVA gets its first Boeing 787-9, it will finalize preparations for putting the plane in service and work with Taiwan’s Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) to get it certified.
EVA estimates that it will launch the new Dreamliner on its maiden flight by the end of October 2018. It will fly the aircraft on its Taipei – Hong Kong route until its second Dreamliner is ready to deploy and it can extend the plane’s services to Japan. EVA will steadily expand Dreamliner service to more routes in its network as it adds more of the aircraft to its fleet.

About EVA Air:
EVA Air is a Star Alliance member and among only 11 SKYTRAX-rated 5-Star airlines worldwide. Readers voted it one of Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best “Top 10 International Airlines” and TripAdvisor awarded it top spots in five categories in its annual Travelers’ Choice Awards for Airlines. 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 70 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 and schedule, book and buy tickets at www.evaair.com.