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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.

Evergreen Group Celebrates 50th Anniversary. “Full Steam Ahead” into the future.

Evergreen Group celebrates its 50th Anniversary today at the Chang Yung-Fa Foundation, home of the charity set-up by Evergreen Group Founder and Chairman Dr. Y.F. Chang. In addition to senior executives and employees of the Group’s businesses, the event was also attended by public officials, customers and business agents from both the shipping and airline industries as well as representatives of supply chain partners from more than fifty countries. The celebration commenced with a performance by the choir of the Yihsing branch of Jiahsing Elementary School from Hsinchu County. The choir was a gold medal winner at the 31st Franz Schubert Choir Competition in Vienna this June and their sublime singing reflected Evergreen’s passion and enthusiasm to connect the world and enrich people’s lives.

Evergreen’s gratitude for its past success and expectations for a more prosperous future are fully demonstrated within the design of the event banner. The green waves cross the 50th anniversary insignia and the rhythmic lines show the magnificent energy of the ocean, symbolizing Evergreen’s continuous breakthroughs and innovative achievements through its development. The compass represents the corporate philosophy of Evergreen Group Founder Dr. Chang, guiding the group’s employees to adhere to the company’s values and to conquer obstacles along the way, sailing full steam ahead into the future. The pulsating dots, meanwhile signify the vitality of each business entity under Evergreen’s banner.

Mr. K.H. Chang of Evergreen International Corp. delivered the welcome address. He thanked business partners and all employees for working hand in hand with Evergreen Group for the past 50 years and expressed his gratitude to the general public for the support and encouragement, which helped Evergreen to achieve the scale of its business today. He encouraged all Evergreen staff to remain true to Dr. Chang’s values, keep pace with the times, and work together toward achieving the next milestone – a centennial anniversary. He also looked forward to getting together with all the guests once again to celebrate Evergreen’s 60th birthday in ten years’ time.

Taiwanese Minister of Transportation and Communications, Mr. Wu Hong-Mo, noted in his remarks that Evergreen Group builds a comprehensive shipping network and international flight routes, providing quality transportation service to facilitate world trade and serve the general public. In addition to its core businesses, Evergreen Group is also devoted to charitable activities and giving back to society. He wishes Evergreen Group a prosperous development and long-lasting future.

Evergreen Group evolved from its operation in marine transportation. Evergreen Group Founder and Chairman Dr. Y.F. Chang, established Evergreen Marine Corporation on the 1st of September 1968. In the early years, the company encountered numerous hurdles, such as the fire that ravaged Ever Island, a lack of lending support from financial institutions and competitive monopoly of freight conferences. All these obstacles were overcome under Dr. Chang’s leadership and with the ‘Evergreen Spirit’ embodied in all his employees.

In 1972, Evergreen launched Taiwan’s first Far East-Middle East liner service, helping local shippers transport their cargoes to the fast-developing Middle East region. In 1979, it opened the Far East to Europe full container service as an independent carrier, breaking the monopoly of the Far Eastern Freight Conference. In 1984, Evergreen launched the unprecedented two-way, round-the-world container services. This turned a new page in the history of the global marine transportation, establishing Evergreen as the world’s largest container shipping line in 1985. Today, Evergreen remains one of the leading brands in the global shipping industry.

After building a solid foundation in shipping industry, Dr. Chang sought to expand Evergreen’s transportation service into the airline industry. On the 20th anniversary of Evergreen Marine, he announced his plan to invest and build the first privately owned airline in Taiwan, EVA Air. Dr. Chang once said, “Although it will not be possible for EVA Air to grow to be the biggest airline in the world due to the restrictions of air traffic rights, EVA has to be the safest and best airline in the world, following the example of Evergreen Marine in the shipping industry.”
Dr. Chang made huge investments in the establishments of EVA Air, including training centres, maintenance facilities and software systems, to make sure that its flight safety and service quality met the most stringent standards. In spite of numerous difficulties, including adverse smearing campaigns, the fledgling airline successfully took to the sky in 1991. In just a few years, EVA expanded route network to many cities across Asia, Europe, North America and Australia. The pace of EVA’s service expansion had been rarely seen among newly-established airlines at that time.

The airline owed much of its successful growth to Evergreen Group’s experience in marine transportation. At an early stage of EVA’s development, Evergreen Marine transferred many of its skilled employees to provide the professional talents needed to build the airline. EVA was able to obtain many of its air traffic rights thanks to Evergreen Marine’s business relations and economic contribution to the relevant countries. In the succeeding years, EVA has always been at the forefront of international airlines and has won much prestigious recognition for flight safety and service quality.

In addition to marine and air transportation, Evergreen Group has developed into a global conglomerate across sea, land and air, expanding its business scope into aviation technologies, international hotel chains and steel production. Within each and every one of Evergreen Group’s business entities, the astute management of their executive team keeps their business moving forward. The dedication remains to continue efforts to provide better service for customers and the community at large. Looking to the future, Evergreen Group will continue to embrace Dr. Chang’s corporate philosophy of generating profit, caring for employees and giving back to society as it heads into the next 50 years.

EVA certified as a SKYTRAX 5-Star Airline for third year in a row Took 5th Place in World’s Top 10 Airlines and 1st Place in World’s Best Airport Services

EVA Air is upholding its high standards for safety and service and continuing its winning ways to take the top spot in “World’s Best Airport Services” of SKYTRAX’s annual World Airline Award categories. In addition, SKYTRAX recognized EVA’s ongoing commitment to quality service as one of only eleven 5-Star Airlines worldwide and ranked it among the World´s Top 10 Airlines of 2018. SKYTRAX revealed its 2018 World Airline Awards in London on Tuesday, 17 July 2018.

Service quality improvement has always been firmly embedded as EVA’s priority. From airport check-in to inflight service, EVA strives for perfection in every detail. As advancing technologies have created new pathways for innovation and continual improvements in the passenger experience, EVA has introduced new comforts and conveniences. For example, EVA’s official website and APP for mobile devices enable passengers to save time at the airport by selecting seats and checking in ahead of time.

EVA regularly works with well-known brands to create new service items and inflight products such as Natural Benefits cold-pressed mango mixed juice, France’s PAUL pound cake and SEASON Cuisine Pâtissiartism Neige cake. Especially for Royal Laurel Class business passengers, EVA has introduced “California Blue” RIMOWA and Georg Jensen leather amenity kits for long-haul flights to and from Taipei, Taiwan. EVA collaborated with London-Based “APUJAN” to design new pajamas and make its flights even more comfortable. It also has improved and updated service items in Premium Economy Class, starting with new food and beverage menus designed by JL Design.

“We are thrilled to be awarded 5-Star Airline certification for the third consecutive year,” said EVA President Clay Sun. “I’m especially grateful to the EVA staff and thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for always doing their very best to serve every passenger. It is a great honor to be recognized by travelers from around the globe. We will never lose sight of our goal for EVA to be the very best. We aim to make every journey with us a delightful, relaxing experience for every passenger.” SKYTRAX identified the world’s best airlines through analyses of an extensive global passenger satisfaction survey that featured 335 airlines in the final results. Between August 2017 and May 2018, 20.36 million travelers, representing more than 100 nationalities, responded in English, Spanish and Chinese on 49 survey topics, including airport and onboard environments. The global ratings organization describes the survey as “independent, impartial and global” and its awards program is not-for-profit.The annual World Airline Awards are among the most respected in the airline industry. After being recognized in past survey results for outstanding services and products in multiple areas, EVA is proud to bring home 2018 SKYTRAX World Airline Awards in the categories listed on the chart below:
Award 2018 Ranking
World’s Top 10 Airlines No.5
World’s Best Airport Services No.1
Best Airline Staff in Asia No.2
World’s Cleanest Aircraft Cabins No.2
Best Airlines in Asia No.3
World’s Best Airline Cabin Crew No.5
World’s Best Business class Airlines No.10
Best Business Class Comfort Amenities No.3
World’s Best Premium Economy class Airlines No.7
Best Premium Economy Class Airline Catering No.8
World’s Best Economy class Airlines No.8
Best Economy Class Airline Seats No.8
Best Economy Class Airline Catering No.7

EVA is frequently honored, awarded and recognized by organizations worldwide. AirlineRatings ranked EVA among “World’s Top 20 Safest Airlines.” TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, honored EVA Air with five distinctions, “5th place in Top-10 World’s Best Airline Award,” “Top-10 Major Airlines in Asia,” “Best Business Class in Asia,” “Best Premium Economy Class in Asia” and “Travelers’ Choice Economy Class in Asia.”

About EVA AIR:
EVA AIR, a Star Alliance member, 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 more than 60 international destinations throughout Asia, Oceania, Europe and North America. With just one easy stop in Taipei, travellers can connect onward to every major city in Asia, including 17 destinations in China.

EVA AIR flies three times a week (Monday, Thursday, Saturday) from Vienna nonstop to Taipei and four times a week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) via Bangkok to Taipei. The airline uses a modern Boeing 777-300ER in three-class configuration on the route. With proven EVA AIR cooperation partners, it is easy to travel from Bangkok to other destinations in Thailand and Southeast Asia. From its home base in Taipei, EVA AIR provides optimal connections to mainland China, Japan, Australia and North America.

Information and bookings: www.evaair.com.
EVA AIR on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/evaairwayscorp.at
EVA AIR on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/EVAAIRVIDEO?feature=watch

EVA Air to Sponsor Half Marathon in Taipei. Internationally certified run set for October 28, 2018

Taiwan’s leading independent airline, EVA Air, will host an internationally certified half marathon in Taipei on October 28, 2018. The EVA AIR Marathon is expected to attract as many as 20,000 runners from across the globe, giving them opportunities to take in Taipei’s scenery and skyline as they compete in the half marathon or shorter 10km and 3km races.

Participants can register for the EVA Air Marathon at 2018run.evaitf.com until August 29, 2018. The event offers three categories, the half marathon (maximum 8,000 runners), 10km (8,000 runners) and 3km (4,000 runners). Those entering the half marathon will be divided into 12 groups based on age and gender and those who complete the race with the best times can win as much as NT$ 30,000.

The run is being organized as a joint effort by the Chinese Taipei Culture, Leisure & Sport Association, Taiwan Tourism Bureau, Taipei City Government Department of Information and Tourism and the Chinese Taipei Road Running Association. The race is IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) and AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races) certified. Courses for the 21.09km and 10km events take runners past some of the Taipei’s best-known and most beautiful attractions, including the National Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Taipei Fine Arts Museum and Dajia Riverside Park. The carefully laid-out courses not only give runners opportunities to compete with other world-class competitors but also showcase Taipei City’s beauty from a different perspective.

“EVA Air is exceptionally proud to support sports and has been sponsoring and encouraging athletes to excel in competitions around the world,” said EVA President Clay Sun. “We are hosting this marathon to challenge experienced runners and encourage others to participate in outdoor activities. On behalf of EVA, we welcome experienced marathoners and weekend joggers alike to sign up and enjoy a healthy run.”
More than 100 marathons are held in Taiwan every year but only a handful of them are certified by AIMS and IAAF. The EVA Air Marathon secured the certification to ensure that these respected international associations will officially recognize race results. This is the first internationally certified marathon to be organized by a Taiwan-based airline.

About EVA AIR:
EVA AIR, a Star Alliance member and one of ten SKYTRAX-rated 5-Star Airlines, 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 more than 60 international destinations throughout Asia, Oceania, Europe and North America. With just one easy stop in Taipei, travellers can connect onward to every major city in Asia, including 17 destinations in China.

EVA AIR flies three times a week (Monday, Thursday, Saturday) from Vienna nonstop to Taipei and four times a week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday) via Bangkok to Taipei. The airline uses a modern Boeing 777-300ER in three-class configuration on the route. With proven EVA AIR cooperation partners, it is easy to travel from Bangkok to other destinations in Thailand and Southeast Asia. From its home base in Taipei, EVA AIR provides optimal connections to mainland China, Japan, Australia and North America.

Information and bookings: www.evaair.com.
EVA AIR on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/evaairwayscorp.at
EVA AIR on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/EVAAIRVIDEO?feature=watch18