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EVA Replacing Aircraft with New Airbus A350s, A321neos

Statement by Mr. David Chen, EVA Air Spokesperson

EVA Air plans to purchase new, next-generation aircraft to update our fleet and meet operational needs. We expect to add 18 Airbus A350-1000 wide-body aircraft from 2026 through 2030 and have purchase options for six more. We also expect to add 15 Airbus A321neos with deliveries scheduled to begin in 2029 and be completed in 2032. The official 2023 Airbus list price for the total cost of our 33 new passenger aircraft adds up to US$10.1 billion.

The A350-1000 is Airbus’s latest generation of long-range, wide-body passenger aircraft and has a flying range of up to 8,000 nautical miles. The aircraft will give EVA market advantages as we meet capacity needs for growth and expansion in North America. It will also give our passengers a more comfortable flying experience.

The Airbus A321neo is the most popular short-range narrow-body passenger aircraft in the industry today. It is an upgraded version of our existing A321-200s. The two models are similar enough that our flight crews will be able to operate both models interchangeably. This versatility will reduce our demand for additional staff and training costs. We will gradually retire the A321-200s we have leased before 2032.

EVA currently has a total operating fleet of 86 aircraft. We have purchased 14 additional new aircraft, including four Boeing B787-10s, nine B787-9s and one B777 freighter that we expect to be delivered by 2027.

About EVA Air:
EVA 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 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. EVA Air has been Star Alliance member since June 2018.
www.evaair.com

EVA Top 10 in UK, US CN Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards

Voted to Best Airlines, Best Airlines for Food

Conde’ Nast Traveler readers in the US voted EVA Air eighth among the top 10 Best International Airlines while those responding to Conde’ Nast Traveller in the UK ranked it ninth in the best airlines in the world. Respondents in both regions ranked EVA eighth of the best airlines in the world for food. Conde’ Nast Traveler and Conde’ Nast Traveller now reveal these results and more from their annual 2023 Readers Choice Awards survey on their websites. The awards are the longest-running and most prestigious in the travel industry. Travelers can learn more about EVA services and destinations or book and buy tickets at www.evaair.com.
Condé Nast Traveller and its sister Conde’ Nast Traveler are luxury and lifestyle travel magazines. More than half a million readers rated their travel experiences in the annual survey, open for voting between April 1 and June 30, 2023. As they rated their travel experiences from around the globe, readers also shared insights into places and things they miss and what they can’t wait to get back to. Condé Nast Traveller describes its Readers’ Choice Awards as the “ultimate symbol and acknowledgment of excellence within the travel sector.”

“All of us at EVA are thrilled to be recognized by both Conde’ Nast Traveller and its Conde’ Nast Traveler sister’s readers,” said EVA President Clay Sun. “We are only just now getting flight services back up to pre-COVID frequencies and capacities. Simply being nominated for “Readers’ Choice Awards” is an honor. Having travelers vote us among the world’s 10 best airlines in two categories is an even greater honor and a welcomed credit to the dedication and teamwork of our entire EVA staff. It’s also a reminder that we cannot ever let our high standards of quality and safety slip.”

Readers voted, using a questionnaire with lists of candidates in airline and airport, train, hotel, resort, cruise line, spa, city, luggage and country categories. To be eligible for Readers’ Choice Awards, candidates were required to receive a minimum number of responses and minimum overall rating. Candidates were scored based on criteria related to each category. Conde’ Nast Traveller previously recognized EVA in the Top 10 Airlines in the World in its 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards.

EVA is one of only 10 SKYTRAX-rated 5-Star Airlines worldwide. It also won 16 separate SKYTRAX awards, including ninth place among the “World’s Top 10 Airlines” and landed top spots for “World’s Best Premium Economy Class,” “Best Premium Economy Class Airlines in Asia” and “World’s Best Premium Economy Inflight Catering.” Travel + Leisure readers voted it in the Top-10 World’s Best International Airlines for 2023. TripAdvisor recognized it among the “Top 10 Airlines – World” and awarded it top ranking in four more categories in its Travelers’ Choice Awards for Airlines while it also earned eighth place in AirlineRatings.com’s “Top 25 Best Airlines in the World for 2023” and won similarly high ratings for safety and COVID compliance in January 2023.

About EVA Air:
EVA 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 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 destinations, schedules and services or book and buy tickets at www.evaair.com.

EVA Wins More Kudos as a World’s Best International Airline

Comfort, service, value earn “Travel + Leisure” readers’ votes

EVA Air has won more accolades, this time from Travel + Leisure’s  readers as one of the “World’s Best” 10 Favorite International Airines of 2023. Based on their experiences with cabin comfort, inflight service, customer service and value, readers responding to the publication’s annual “World’s Best Awards” survey ranked EVA 10th. Survey results are available on the “Travel + Leisure” website and will appear in the August 2023 print edition, on newsstands July 21. Travelers can book EVA, flights in addition to learning more about routes and services, at www.evaair.com.

As EVA steadily restores its schedules to pre-lockdown frequencies, it is also working to tailor procedures and services to better accommodate passengers’ personal airline travel preferences.
“We are continually improving and upgrading EVA’s digital services. At the same time, we are collaborating with luxury-brand leaders such as Giorgio Armani, FURLA, Kipling and Jason Wu, creating brand-new amenity kits and pajamas for Royal Laurel and Premium Economy Class passengers,” said EVA President Clay Sun. “We are also elevating the inflight dining experience with more to choose from, including the world’s most famous of China’s traditional foods, Cantonese cuisine, and creative new desserts. We aim to make our flights as comfortable and enjoyable as possible for every passenger.”

The “World’s Best Awards” survey was available to “Travel + Leisure” readers from October 24, 2022 through February 27, 2023. Covering 122 lists of favorites, approximately 165,000 “Travel + Leisure” readers completed the 2023 survey, an increase of almost 25 percent from pre-pandemic voting levels. They cast more than 685,000 votes for more than 8,500 unique properties with airlines, airports, hotels and cities among them.

EVA is one of only 10 SKYTRAX-rated 5-Star Airlines worldwide. It also won 12 separate awards, including ninth place among SKYTRAX’s “World’s Top 10 Airlines” and secured top spots for the “World’s Best Premium Economy Class” and “World’s Best Premium Economy Inflight Catering.” It ranked in Condé Nast Traveler’s prestigious 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards in the Top 10 Airlines in the World while TripAdvisor recognized it among the “Top 10 Airlines – World” and awarded it top spots in four more categories in the Travelers’ Choice Awards for Airlines. It also earned eighth place in AirlineRatings.com’s “Top 25 Best Airlines in the World for 2023” and won similarly high ratings for safety and COVID compliance in January 2023.

About EVA Air
A Star Alliance member, EVA Air 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 destinations and schedules or book and buy tickets at www.evaair.com.