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EVA Voted 4th of World’s Best International Airlines

Travel + Leisure reader-rated on comfort, service, food, value

Travel + Leisure readers voted EVA Air in the Top-10 International Airlines of the magazine’s 25th annual World’s Best Awards reader survey. Based on personal travel experiences, readers were invited to rate airlines for cabin comfort, ground and inflight service, food and value. Survey results are available on the Travel + Leisure website now and will appear in the August 2020 print edition.

Travel + Leisure points out that 4th ranked EVA moved up one spot from last year as readers praised its service, food and premium economy seats. One reader had even higher praise for flying in sitting up front: “My business class trip from Chicago to Taipei was the best airline experience I’ve ever had. Steak cooked to order, hot food options between mealtimes, plush down comforters and tons of legroom. Some business-class seats have a very narrow spot for your feet when the seat is laying flat but EVA’s seats had enough space for rolling over and getting a great night of sleep.”

“We are grateful for all of the support from passengers around the world,” said EVA President Clay Sun. “We never stop trying to excel and aim to make every passengers’ flight delightful with services and experiences that exceed expectations. Now, as we work to address impacts of COVID-19 on our own operations and our entire industry globally, we are also doing our best to maintain basic services to most of our major destinations. We continue to pay careful attention to details while we are simplifying services and taking additional measures to help prevent infection spread. We thoroughly sterilize cabins and follow strict protocols to safeguard our passengers’ health so they can be confident when they choose to fly with us.”

Travel + Leisure conducted the annual survey between Nov. 4, 2019 and March 2, 2020. Readers were invited to participate through the printed magazine, tablet editions, newsletters, social media and at www.travelandleisure.com. It required a minimum number of responses for a candidate to be included in the World’s Best Awards rankings. In addition to airlines, readers voted for airports, car-rental agencies, cities, cruise lines, destination spas, hotels, islands, tour operators and safari operators.

In order of ranking, Travel + Leisure’s World’s Top-10 Best International Airlines for 2020 are Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, Emirates, EVA Air, ANA, Air New Zealand, Japan Airlines, La Compagnie, Cathay Pacific Airways and Virgin Atlantic Airways.

EVA’s high standards for safety, service and cabin comfort earn high praise from multiple industry and government organizations every year. It has been recognized as 8th among the World’s Top-20 Airlines and 3rd of the World’s Top 20 Safest Airlines by AirlineRatings.com, 3rd in the World’s Best Airlines by TripAdvisor, 9th on the annual JACDEC Airline Safety Rankings and it has been recognized as a SKYTRAX 5-Star Airlines since 2016.

About EVA Air
EVA Air is a Star Alliance member and one of only 10 SKYTRAX-rated 5-Star airlines worldwide. Travelers responding to SKYTRAX’s global survey also rated EVA number one for the “World’s Cleanest Aircraft Cabins” and “Best Economy Class Airline Catering.” 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 Ranks 9th in Global Airline Safety Index

Taiwan-based EVA Air ranks 9th among the world’s safest airlines for 2020, based on analyses by the Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre (JACDEC). The latest ranking and assessments were released in the February 2020 edition of Germany’s “AERO International Magazine” on January 14. This honor followed EVA’s recent recognition as 3rd in AirlineRatings.com’s 2020 World’s Top-20 Safest Airlines.

Using its “Risk Index,” JACDEC evaluates 33 parameters for annual overall rankings by comparing an index value of each airline’s accumulated operations with those of other carriers. It considers factors such as fleet age, IATA flight safety audits, serious flight accidents and flight losses within the past 30 years. Since JACDEC began airline safety ranking in 2003, EVA has consistently ranked in the world’s top 100 safest airlines.

EVA strives to maintain the highest standards of flight safety as a core value. By investing in simulators for all of the types of aircraft it operates and corresponding cabin-training facilities, EVA helps its crews develop and continuously improve essential skills for everything from smooth flight operations to coping with emergencies in simulated environments. Through hard work over the past 30 years, EVA has also demonstrated zero defects eight times in a row since 2003 in IATA’s Operational Safety Audits (IOSA) that take place every two years.

For EVA, safety is the most important part of every flight. Quality service would not be possible without full attention to every single aspect of operations. Recognition from JACDEC and other respected aviation authorities not only demonstrates EVA’s outstanding performance but also highlights the cutting-edge competitiveness of Taiwan’s aviation industry in the global marketplace.

About EVA Air
EVA Air is a Star Alliance member and one of only 10 SKYTRAX-rated 5-Star airlines worldwide. Travelers responding to SKYTRAX’s global survey also rated EVA number one for the “World’s Cleanest Aircraft Cabins” and “Best Economy Class Airline Catering.” 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 Ranks 3rd in AirlineRatings’ World’s Safest Airlines for 2020

Among 20 at the forefront of safety, innovation, new aircraft launches

EVA Air ranks third among AirlineRatings.com’s top-20 World’s Safest Airlines for 2020. This marks the airline’s seventh consecutive year to earn a place among the global ratings website’s “safest airlines in the world.” The website’s comprehensive safety-rating factors include audits from aviation’s governing and industry bodies, government reviews, the airline’s crash and serious incident record, profitability, industry-leading safety initiatives and fleet age. Travelers can learn more about EVA’s award-winning services, its global route system and book flights at www.evaair.com.

“All airlines have incidents every day and many are aircraft manufacturer issues, not airline operational problems. It is the way the flight crew handles incidents that determines a good airline from an unsafe one,” said Geoffrey Thomas, Editor-in-Chief, AirlineRatings.com.
EVA has not suffered any major accidents since its founding in 1988. From the start, it has made flight safety and service quality its priorities and has faithfully won awards and honors from organizations around the world year after year.

EVA consistently earns high marks from AirlineRatings for quality service, in addition to safety, and ranks eighth in the website’s World’s Top-20 Airlines for 2020. EVA values the support of its passengers and the recognition from experienced aviation professionals. While this honor recognizes the airline’s commitment to safety, it also encourages renewed focus.
The airline is continuing to upgrade and improve its services by introducing new aircraft, including Boeing 787 Dreamliners, and working with some of the world’s leading fashion and lifestyle brands such as Jason Wu and Ferragamo. These efforts and investments are part of EVA’s commitment to making passengers’ flying experiences more comfortable and enjoyable.

About EVA Air
EVA Air is a Star Alliance member and one of only 10 SKYTRAX-rated 5-Star airlines worldwide. Travelers responding to SKYTRAX’s global survey also rated EVA number one for the “World’s Cleanest Aircraft Cabins” and “Best Economy Class Airline Catering.” 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 Wins AirlineRatings’ Excellence Awards Recognition

8th Place in World’s Top-20 Airlines 2020

EVA AIR was once again named one of the world’s most excellent airlines by global airline safety and product champion AirlineRatings.com. The Star Alliance member EVA Air earned the No. 8 position among the World’s Top-20 Airlines 2020, more about the awards and rating criteria is available at www.AirlineRatings.com.
“EVA Air has always been the leader in Taiwanese aviation and always at the forefront of cabin innovation such as premium economy in 1992.” mentioned AirlineRatings.com in its news release when announcing the award winners.

AirlineRatings.com regularly monitors and evaluates more than 400 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-20, the airlines must achieve the seven-star safety rating and demonstrate leadership in innovation for passenger comfort.

EVA continues to optimize its fleet by Boeing 787 Dreamliners and works with some of the world’s most prominent fashion brands to introduce innovative inflight services. These efforts and investments are committed to providing a more enjoyable flying experience to passengers. EVA appreciates the support of customers and the recognition by experienced aviation professionals. The honor will encourage EVA to continue the efforts in service excellence.

EVA excels in flight safety and service, consistently winning accolades, honors and recognition from prestigious aviation authorities year after year. In early 2019, AirlineRatings.com ranked EVA among the World’s Top-20 Safest Airlines. EVA also won four TripAdvisor awards, including 3rd place in the Top-10 World’s Best Airlines Award and Travelers’ Choice Major Airlines in Asia. In addition, EVA retained SKYTRAX 5-Star Airline status for the fourth year in a row and netted other 10 awards, including 6th place in World’s Top-10 Airlines, 1st place in World’s Best Airline Cabin Cleanliness, 1st place in World’s Best Economy Class Catering.

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. Travelers can learn more about EVA and schedule, book and buy tickets at www.evaair.com.

EVA to Launch Taipei-Phuket Service on 2 April, 2020

Three Flights a Week, New Choice to Visit Thailand

EVA Air will launch a new service between Taipei and Phuket, starting on 2 April, 2020. The airline will serve the route with an Airbus A330-200, configured for 252 passengers with 24 in Royal Laurel Class business and 228 in Economy.
EVA will be the only airline to offer nonstop service from Taiwan to Phuket. The new service can significantly reduce flight time by at least six hours, providing passengers with a more convenient travel option.

EVA’s Taipei-Phuket flight schedule is listed as below:
Taipei-Phuket BR241 Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday – dep. 11:05 – arrival 14:20
Phuket-Taipei BR242 Tuesday / Thursday / Saturday – dep. 15:30 – arrival 21:00
(Flight schedule is subject to governments’ approvals)

“Phuket is a world famous travel destination. With the launch of this new service, EVA will expand its Southeast Asian network to 13 destinations, offering 145 flights every week,” said EVA President Mr. Clay Sun.
Phuket is the largest island located off southern coast of Thailand. It is blessed with some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Away from the hustle and bustle of modern cities, tourists can enjoy relaxing tropical atmosphere of fine white sands, nodding palm trees, glittering seas and breathtaking scenery. With a wide variety of water activities and great choices of dining options to choose from, Phuket has something unique for any taste and budget.
Travelers can learn more about all of EVA’s routes and services and book travel at www.evaair.com.

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. Travelers can learn more about EVA and schedule, book and buy tickets at www.evaair.com.

EVA Introduces New Inflight Amenities

Teams up with Ferragamo, Jason Wu for Royal Laurel luxury
EVA Air is introducing new Salvatore Ferragamo amenity kits for all Royal Laurel and Premium Laurel Class business passengers in both hard case and soft bag designs on December 1, 2019. The airline’s seven-year cooperation with RIMOWA is coming to a close at the end of November. EVA has also repeated its collaboration with internationally renowned fashion designer Jason Wu to create a second-generation of inflight sleepwear. And, in the first quarter of 2020, it will begin offering brand-new Premium Economy Class amenity kits created by Belgian bag and accessory brand Kipling, giving passengers in its popular, industry-leading cabin in-between Royal Laurel and Economy enhanced amenities and fashion. More information about EVA’s services and amenities and its routes is available at www.evaair.com.

While a few other airlines offered RIMOWA kits exclusively to first class passengers, EVA began raising the bar in 2013 by providing five generations of the sought-after amenities in nine different colors in its luxurious business cabin. The overnight kits have been popular with passengers and became collectables. EVA’s “Carmona Red” RIMOWA amenity kits are in limited supply and available only on the Taipei-Paris route November 15 – 30.

“EVA is consistently dedicated to delivering the most comfortable and luxurious passenger services possible,” said EVA President Clay Sun. “We choose top global brands that complement our high standards and work in cooperation with them to create world-class amenities and service items as part of our never-ending mission to innovate and deliver increasingly better flying experiences for our passengers.”

Salvatore Ferragamo Chosen to Design Luxurious Amenity Kits
EVA partnered with Italian luxury brand Salvatore Ferragamo to design new hard-case amenity kits in classically elegant black, making them the perfect accessories for the sophisticated dark colored duvet and Royal Laurel/Premium Laurel Class design. The new Ferragamo amenity kits will be available to all Royal Laurel/Premium Laurel Class passengers, departing from Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) on long-haul flights.

EVA began providing Ferragamo soft-bag amenity kits to Royal Laurel/Premium Laurel Class on long-haul flights to Taipei from the end of 2018. Now, it is presenting its second-generation of the amenity kits in an eye-catching design, blending Taiwan’s aboriginal rhombus totems with stylish western cultural elements. The new soft-sided bags were created to acquaint EVA’s passengers from around the globe with Taiwan’s art and culture. As a bonus, the new amenity kits come with exclusive Ferragamo key chains and will become available to passengers in mid-December.

EVA is also upgrading the amenity kit contents with Ferragamo’s best-selling Bianco Di Carrara fragrance by infusing the exclusive aroma into the body lotion, lip balm and hand cream offered inflight. Created by well-known perfumer Alexandra Carlin and launched in 2018, the floral woody musk-scented Bianco Di Carrara has been conceived for women and men. The popular scent’s top notes are calabrian bergamot, white pepper and ambrette or musk mallow with middle notes of violet, iris and heliotrope and base notes of amber, tonka bean and white suede.

Kipling Gives Style Practical Functions for Premium Economy
Marking the first time that Belgian bag and accessory leader has worked with an airline, Kipling’s exclusive Premium Economy Class amenity kits combine the brand’s most iconic design features in a stylishly shaped bag with a monkey key hanger and the landmark Taipei 101 Building. EVA expects the combined design elements to boost Taiwan tourism and become souvenirs for passengers who visit Taiwan. The new Premium Economy Class amenity kits will be offered to passengers, departing from Taipei, starting in the first quarter of 2020.

FURLA Creating Second-Generation Amenity Kits for Inbound Passengers
EVA is working with Italian fashion brand FURLA to introduce a second-generation overnight kit for Premium Economy Class passengers on long-haul flights to Taipei. The new kits are a larger version of FURLA’s adorable “Owl Bag,” making the new amenity kits both fashionable and practical. EVA will offer its second-generation FURLA Premium Economy Class amenity kits in the first quarter of 2020.

Jason Wu Presents His Second-generation Pajamas
After partnering with prominent fashion designer Jason Wu to create pajamas for Royal Laurel and Premium Laurel Class passengers on long-haul flights in 2019, the sleepwear proved to be so popular with passengers that EVA is collaborating with him for 2020. The airline will present its second-generation Jason Wu pajamas in January. Designed to be comfortable and easy to wear, the sleepwear is made of a soft, cozy fabric with draw-string collar and pant pockets. Available in medium, large and extra large, the pajamas accommodate different heights and body types and each size comes in a different color.

EVA has partnered with several international famous brands to give passengers top-quality amenity kits over the years. In 2019, EVA’s thoughtful and fashionable designs were honored as the “Best Business Class Amenity Kit,” “Best Premium Economy Class Amenity Kit” and more at the World Travel Catering & Onboard Services EXPO, known as the “Service Suppliers Oscars.”

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 Adds Fourth New Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

EVA Air added its fourth 787-10 Dreamliner, aircraft number B-17805, at the Boeing assembly factory in North Charleston, South Carolina on Oct. 7, 2019. EVA President Clay Sun led a delegation from Taipei, Taiwan to take delivery of the airline’s newest aircraft and, alongside Ms. Christy Reese, Vice President of Boeing Commercial Sales and Marketing – Asia Pacific and Mr. Mahendra Nair, General Manager of GEnx Product Line, commemorated the event with a ribbon cutting. EVA ferried the new Dreamliner to Taiwan the same day and began preparations to put the new plane to work on regional and shorter-haul routes.

EVA has already deployed new Dreamliners on routes from Taipei to Tokyo, Osaka, Hong Kong and Vienna. It will start flying one of the aircraft to Brisbane later this month and extend 787 operations to Vancouver in the first quarter of 2020. Information about the airline’s routes and services is available at www.evaair.com.

“Fuel efficiency and cabin comfort are two key factors that determine a commercial jetliner’s competitiveness in the global aviation market,” said EVA President Clay Sun. “The Boeing Dreamliner’s reliable performance and advanced aviation technologies make it an excellent choice for the aircraft we need to continue growing our route network and providing our passengers with safe, comfortable flights.”

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 787-10’s high fuel efficiencies and range capabilities equip EVA to further elevate 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 composite materials make the 787 fuselage more airtight. Compared with traditional commercial jets, the 787’s cabin humidity can be increased 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. Specially designed engine housings significantly reduce noise and give passengers quieter, more comfortable inflight environments.

In addition to giving passengers the comforts and conveniences of the Boeing Dreamliner’s advanced aviation technologies, EVA worked hard to further elevate cabin comfort.

EVA chose Designworks, a BMW company, to create new Royal Laurel Class business seats. It selected Teague, a global design consultancy recognized for work in aviation, to develop new Economy Class seats and RECARO, a German manufacturer known for sports car interiors, to produce them. EVA is making these investments to give passengers better flying experiences and advance its dedication to five-star airline service.

EVA is adding a total of 24 Dreamliners to its fleet. Starting in 2018, it began to take delivery of 787-9 Dreamliners and now operates four of the aircraft in that model. To celebrate its 30th anniversary this year, the airline has begun to introduce 787-10s, the newest and largest model in the Dreamliner family, further upgrading services on regional and shorter-haul routes. By 2022, the airline will be operating 16 more 787-10s.

The Boeing 787-10 is 68.3 meters (224.4 ft.) long, approximately 5 meters (16.4 ft.) longer than 787-9. EVA configured its 787-10s for 342 passengers with 34 in Royal Laurel Class business and 308 in Economy. This new Dreamliner model seats eight more passengers in Royal Laurel and 30 more in Economy Class than its sister 787-9 aircraft.

The Boeing 787-10 also has a larger belly capacity and holds more air freight than the 787-9. Using EVA’s Taipei-Japan routes as an example, the 787-10s can carry one-to-two tons of additional cargo, including fresh seafood, fragile fruit and sensitive high-tech products, along with a full load of passengers. In slower travel seasons, the 787-10’s higher belly capacity is helpful for increasing cargo revenues and boosting overall operating performance.

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 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 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.