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

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

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

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

About EVA Air:
EVA Air is a Star Alliance member and one of only 10 SKYTRAX-rated 5-Star airlines worldwide. Readers voted it one of Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best “Top 10 International Airlines” and TripAdvisor awarded it top spots in five categories in its annual Travelers’ Choice Awards for Airlines. The carrier was established in 1989 as Taiwan’s first privately owned international airline. It is part of the respected Evergreen Group and a sister company to global container-shipping leader Evergreen Line. It flies a fleet of more than 80 Boeing and Airbus aircraft to over 60 international destinations throughout Asia, Oceania, Europe and North America where gateways are Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto and Vancouver. Travelers can learn more about EVA and schedule, book and buy tickets at www.evaair.com.

EVA Debuts First New Generation Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

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

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

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

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

GE’s advanced GEnx engines reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by 20%, compared to power systems on traditional wide-body aircraft. The 787-10’s high fuel efficiencies and range capabilities equip EVA to continue to enhance operating performances.

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

About EVA Air:
EVA Air is a Star Alliance member and one of only 11 SKYTRAX-rated 5-Star airlines worldwide. Readers voted it one of Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best “Top 10 International Airlines” and TripAdvisor awarded it top spots in five categories in its annual Travelers’ Choice Awards for Airlines. The carrier was established in 1989 as Taiwan’s first privately owned international airline. It is part of the respected Evergreen Group and a sister company to global container-shipping leader Evergreen Line. It flies a fleet of more than 80 Boeing and Airbus aircraft to over 60 international destinations throughout Asia, Oceania, Europe and North America where gateways are Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto and Vancouver. Travelers can learn more about EVA and schedule, book and buy tickets at www.evaair.com.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

About EVA Air:

EVA Air is a Star Alliance member and one of only 11 SKYTRAX-rated 5-Star airlines worldwide. Readers voted it one of Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best “Top 10 International Airlines” and TripAdvisor awarded it top spots in five categories in its annual Travelers’ Choice Awards for Airlines. The carrier was established in 1989 as Taiwan’s first privately owned international airline. It is part of the respected Evergreen Group and a sister company to global container-shipping leader Evergreen Line. It flies a fleet of more than 80 Boeing and Airbus aircraft to over 60 international destinations throughout Asia, Oceania, Europe and North America where gateways are Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto and Vancouver. Travelers can learn more about EVA and schedule, book and buy tickets at www.evaair.com.