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EVA Premium Economy, Economy Passengers Get Special Meal Choices

EVA Air is offering creative new meal choices, especially for Premium Economy and Economy Class passengers on flights from Taipei to the United States, Canada, Australia and nonstop to Europe, from October 1 through December 31, 2022. Ticketed passengers can purchase these limited availability dining selections now by logging into Manage Your Trip on the official EVA Air website or EVA Mobile APP from 21 days until 24 hours before their scheduled departures. More information about EVA destinations and services, including pre-order options for limited numbers of the special, master-chef crafted meals is available at http://www.evaair.com.

These special Premium Economy and Economy menu additions are among more services and conveniences EVA passengers can look forward to as post-pandemic travel flourishes. Passengers can now preview menus for all cabins in advance of ticketed flights and pre-select main meals in Premium Economy Class in addition to Royal Laurel, Premium Laurel and Business. Master Chef Huang Ching Biao created a multi-course meal selection featuring his signature steamed halibut with chopped chili paste paired with his seasoned shrimp and lime vinaigrette, chayote vines salad with pine nuts and water chestnut cake with osmanthus for dessert, all served in traditional Tan-banquet style.

Evergreen Sky Catering Celebrity Chef Joe Huang worked magic to design a satisfying, meatless main course of artichoke with plant-based lasagna preceded by an appetizer of layered plant-based crepes filled with chopped truffles and accompanied by an apricot tart with oriental beauty tea jelly for dessert. Both special meals are presented on tableware from Singapore luxury brand Luzerne, elegantly plated and accompanied by appetizers, breads and desserts. Availability is limited to eight special meals in Premium Economy and 12 in Economy Class. Passengers can upgrade to one of these Royal Laurel or Business Class meals for a NTD800 fee (approximately US$25.75) before departure.

These special, limited availability meals were created exclusively for EVA by internationally known Master Chef Huang Ching Biao, recognized for his popular Chinese style “Tan House Banquet,” and Evergreen Sky Catering’s own professional chefs led by Chef Joe Huang who originated a healthy, Western-style plant-based meal with a tasty meat or protein substitute. Main ingredients used in the plant-based selection are locally sourced in Taiwan, helping EVA further reduce carbon emissions.

At the same time, EVA is also offering delicious tastes of Taiwan on selected routes. It invited the acclaimed Shin Yeh Restaurant Group to develop a unique new dish they named Shin Yeh Special Stir-Fried Pork Hock with Garlic, Basil and Three Cups Sauce that is also available to Premium Economy and Economy Class passengers on outbound Taipei flights to some destinations in the United States, Canada, Mainland China and on inbound travel from Japan to Taipei.

Recognizing that personalized travel is a significant future travel trend, EVA used its time during COVID lockdowns to accelerate digital transformation. Passengers can now use their own personal mobile devices to do everything from booking and purchasing tickets to checking in. It introduced a flexible fare product selection or Fare Family, designed to meet different passengers’ needs, including mileage accumulation and baggage allowances. And its debut of the special meal selections gives Premium Economy and Economy passengers one more personalized travel choice for all the trips they plan as the pandemic steadily fades into the background.

About EVA Air:
EVA Air is a Star Alliance member and one of 10 SKYTRAX-rated 5-Star airlines worldwide. It also ranked 7th among the SKYTRAX World’s Top 10 Airlines and secured additional spots in SKYTRAX’s top 10 for Best Economy Class Onboard Catering, Best Business Class Airlines, World’s Best Airline Cabin Cleanliness, World’s Best Airport Services and more. It won a spot in Condé Nast Traveler’s prestigious 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards for the Top 10 Airlines in the World and Travel + Leisure readers voted it in the Top-10 International Airlines. TripAdvisor recognized it among the “Top 10 Airlines – World” and awarded it top spots in four more categories in its Travelers’ Choice Awards for Airlines while it also earned a place in AirlineRatings.com’s “Best of the Best” World’s Best Airlines 2021 and again won similarly high ratings for safety and COVID compliance in January 2022.

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 destinations, schedules and services or book and buy tickets at www.evaair.com.

EVA in AirlineRatings’ Top 20 World’s Best Airlines for 2022

As countries reopen to visitors and global travel resumes, EVA Air has again earned a spot among AirlineRatings’ World’s Top 20 Best Airlines, ranking 8th. In January, the influential online product, safety and COVID-19 protections site recognized EVA in 9th place in the World’s Safest Airlines for 2022. More information about the ratings site and its awards can be found at www.airlineratings.com.

“EVA Air has always been at the forefront of cabin innovation, starting with its premium economy in 1992,” said AirlineRatings Editor-in-Chief Geoffrey Thomas. “EVA Air continues to deliver a top-quality product and service and is a standout airline.”

EVA has been busy during COVID lockdowns, finding ways to enhance and improve the airline travel experience for its passengers. To speed up airport processes and reduce person-to-person contacts, it created new check-in counter graphics in bright, easy-to-recognize colors and streamlined services from online booking and seat/meal selection to automated conveniences such as check-in. It has also been piloting a boarding system using biometrics with facial recognition. Earlier this year, it introduced the EVA e-Library, giving passengers more inflight reading choices, creating more convenient and comfortable flying experiences and eliminating a significant amount of newspaper and magazine waste. It continues to seek, evaluate and implement actions to help achieve its commitment to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

AirlineRatings.com regularly monitors and assesses more than 385 airlines, rigorously scrutinizing and rating them based on a system of one-to-seven stars. Data reviewed through its Awards of Excellence evaluation process includes age of a carrier’s fleet, audited passenger reviews and product offerings. Editors also considered airlines’ Covid-19 responses, safety practices and profitability.
EVA will continue to improve services and operations, identify new passenger comforts and conveniences, upgrade its fleet and adapt inflight amenities to meet the highest health safety standards. With quality service and safety as its consistent goal, EVA aims to always give passengers the best possible inflight experiences.

About EVA Air
EVA Air is a Star Alliance member and one of 11 SKYTRAX-rated 5-Star airlines worldwide. It also ranked 7th among the SKYTRAX World’s Top 10 Airlines and secured additional spots in SKYTRAX’s top 10 for Best Economy Class Onboard Catering, Best Business Class Airlines, World’s Best Airline Cabin Cleanliness, World’s Best Airport Services and more. It won a spot in Condé Nast Traveler’s prestigious 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards for the Top 10 Airlines in the World and Travel + Leisure readers voted it in the Top-10 International Airlines. TripAdvisor recognized it among the “Top 10 Airlines – World” and awarded it top spots in four more categories in its Travelers’ Choice Awards for Airlines while it also earned a place in AirlineRatings.com’s “Best of the Best” World’s Best Airlines 2021 and again won similarly high ratings for safety and COVID compliance in January 2022.

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 destinations, schedules and services or book and buy tickets at www.evaair.com.

EVA to Launch Nonstop Milan, Munich Flights

Airline’s first European route expansion in 25 years

EVA Air will launch nonstop flights between Taipei and two popular European destinations. It will initiate Milan service on October 25, 2022 and introduce Munich flights on November 3, 2022. The airline will start with two flights a week to Milan and four to Munich. Addition of the Milan and Munich service to current London, Amsterdam, Paris and Vienna gateways will give EVA the best-developed Taiwan – Europe network with the greatest frequency, offering travelers more flexibility on popular routes.

EVA had planned to launch Milan service in February 2020 but the pandemic and associated lockdowns made that impossible. Now, it is moving ahead with service to Italy’s second-most populous city and financial capital. Milan and Munich mark EVA’s first route expansion in the European market in 25 years. EVA currently flies nonstop to Taipei from Paris and Vienna and operates direct flights from London and Amsterdam with one stop in Bangkok. The added service will give business and leisure travelers more itinerary opportunities when they choose to arrive in one city and return from another.
Passengers from Milan and Munich will be able to arrive at Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) in the early morning and easily connect onward aboard one of EVA’s frequent flights to northeast and southeast Asia, just as those from Paris and Vienna are now. The expanded flight network will position EVA to attract more travelers from Europe who can comfortably and efficiently fly to and from the airline’s main hub in Taiwan to popular destinations throughout Asia. The added routes will also benefit EVA’s long-term development and stability.

The airline will serve the routes with 777-300ERs:

Route Flight No. Frequency Departure Arrival
Taipei-Milan BR95 2.6 21:50 06:15+1
Milan-Taipei BR96 3.7 11:00 06:15+1

 

Route Flight No. Frequency Departure Arrival
Taipei-Munich BR71 1 23:10 07:25+1
3.5.7 23:40 07:55+1
Munich-Taipei BR72 2 11:40 06:40+1
1.4.6 12:30 07:30+1

Milan Fashion Week is one of the most influential fashion events in the world, establishing the city as the world’s fashion capital. Milan is the largest city in northern Italy and a major center for business and trade. It has a deep artistic and cultural heritage and is an important transportation center for southern Europe. Leonardo da Vinci’s last supper frescoes and the magnificent Milan Cathedral are among its famous art and architectural landmarks.
Milan is also the host city for sporting events such as the Monza F1 Circuit, known as the Temple of Speed in auto racing and the “Tour of Italy” (Giro d’Italia) cycling event where cyclists who are among the world’s best compete. Its cafes and restaurants serve some of the country’s best Italian food for casual meals or fine dining.

Munich is not only Germany’s leading commercial city but its Oktoberfest is also the world’s largest festival, earning the city the reputation as the best beer capital in the world. Its famous attractions include Frauenkirche, Nymphenburg Palace and the BMW Museum.
Every two years, Munich hosts The Electronica, the world’s leading trade fair and conference for electronics. The event attracts business travelers and buyers from more than 50 countries who explore the latest products, talk to the innovators who created them, order products and participate in informative workshops and discussions.

About EVA Air:
EVA Air is a Star Alliance member and one of 10 SKYTRAX-rated 5-Star airlines worldwide. It also ranked 7th among the SKYTRAX World’s Top 10 Airlines and secured additional spots in SKYTRAX’s top 10 for Best Economy Class Onboard Catering, Best Business Class Airlines, World’s Best Airline Cabin Cleanliness, World’s Best Airport Services and more. It won a spot in Condé Nast Traveler’s prestigious 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards for the Top 10 Airlines in the World and Travel + Leisure readers voted it in the Top-10 International Airlines. TripAdvisor recognized it among the “Top 10 Airlines – World” and awarded it top spots in four more categories in its Travelers’ Choice Awards for Airlines while it also earned a place in AirlineRatings.com’s “Best of the Best” World’s Best Airlines 2021 and again won similarly high ratings for safety and COVID compliance in January 2022.

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 destinations, schedules and services or book and buy tickets at www.evaair.com.