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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.

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.