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.