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EVA Air to add Milan Malpensa

EVA Air Boeing 777-35E ER B-16713 (msn 33756) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 947035.

EVA Air has made this announcement:

With flights scheduled to commence on February 18, 2020, EVA Air will begin a four times weekly service from Taipei Taoyuan to Milan Malpensa (MXP) next year. The 316-seat 777-300 operated service will become the carrier’s only sector to Italy, and just the fifth destination it flies to in Europe adding to its existing routes to Amsterdam, London Heathrow, Paris CDG and Vienna. MXP will become the third direct station in Europe, with other cities (London and Amsterdam) only being served via Bangkok, and it is the first route to be opened by the carrier in Europe in the last 20 years.


The Star Alliance carrier, which flew more than 12.5 million passengers in 2018, currently flies to 65 global destinations, including 11 in North America and 50 in Asia and Oceania. EVA Air is one of just eight carriers in the world rated as a ‘Five-Star Airline’ by international quality ratings organisation SkyTrax, and becomes the fifth of those eight airlines to serve MXP. It was also rated amongst the world’s Top 10 Airlines of 2019, as voted for by global travellers, and is the seventh of those ten carriers to fly to Malpensa. It has received this accolade for four years in a row.

EVA Air Boeing 777-300ER photographed on October 31, 2015 from Clay Lacy Astrovision Learjet.

The importance of the airline’s hub in Taipei, and the potential for onward connections, will also benefit the new route. “We expect many travellers on the route to fly point-to-point between Taipei and Milan, but we also anticipate significant volumes of passengers and cargo transfer traffic on EVA Air’s network of 31 points in Asia, 18 in China and Brisbane in Australia,” states Tucci. More than 70% of Milan’s traffic to Asia currently flies via a long-haul gateway.


Operated year-round, EVA Air will fly the 9,640-kilometre sector on days 1,2,4 and 6 from its hub at Taipei Taoyuan, and will leave Milan on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays given the overnight service from Asia. Flight BR71 departs Taiwan at 23:40 and arrive at MXP at 07:15 the next day. Leaving Malpensa at 11:50, BR72 lands in Taipei at 06:30 the following day.

The Taipei Taoyuan hub becomes the 18th Asian gateway flown from MXP and EVA Air the 14th airline with flights to the region. The new flights to Taiwan join existing operations to Azerbaijan (Azerbaijan Airlines), China (Air China, Neos), Georgia (Wizz Air), Hong Kong (Cathay Pacific Airways), India (Air India), Japan (Alitalia), Korea (Korean Air), Maldives (Air Italy, Alitalia, Neos), Pakistan (Pakistan International Airlines), Singapore (Singapore Airlines), Thailand (Thai Airways) and Uzbekistan (Uzbekistan Airways). “Asia is market that is growing by 17% year-on-year for MXP, thanks to the investment in capacity by our 13 serving airlines and their collective strategy to improve the quality of Milan’s network by moving beyond traffic closer to its final destination,” concludes Tucci.

Top Copyright Photo: EVA Air Boeing 777-35E ER B-16713 (msn 33756) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 947035.

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EVA Air takes delivery of its first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

EVA Air today celebrated the delivery of its first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner (B-17801), marking the first of 20 super-efficient 787-10s the carrier plans to use on high-density routes within Asia later this summer. The airline, which is also celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, already operates a fleet of four 787-9 Dreamliners.

Built with lightweight composite materials and powered by advanced GEnx engines, EVA Air’s 787-10 is the largest member of the fuel-efficient and passenger-pleasing Dreamliner family.

At 224 feet long (68 meters), EVA Air’s 787-10 can serve 342 passengers in a two-class configuration, which is 38 more seats than EVA Air’s 787-9 Dreamliner.

A member of Star Alliance, EVA Air serves international routes with approximately 565 weekly flights. Onboard the airline’s new 787 Dreamliner, passengers can experience EVA Air’s new Royal Laurel class seats designed by Designworks, a BMW Group company. At 23 inches wide, the new seats feature privacy panels, full lie-flat capabilities as well as enhanced in-flight entertainment systems. EVA Air also partnered with Teague, to redesign its economy class seats, which are produced by Recaro.

Photos: Boeing.

EVA Air operates its last Boeing 747 flight

Type Retired: June 4, 2019 (BR 619 LAX - TPE with B-16407) (last 747 flight)

EVA Air on June 4, 2019 ended its relationship with the Boeing 747. The pictured Boeing 747 B-16407 (msn 27899) operated cargo flight BR 619 from Los Angeles to Taipei.

Previously the airline retired its last passenger Boeing 747-400 on August 21, 2017.

The airline took delivery of its first Boeing 747-400 in November 1992. The Jumbo was introduced on December 12, 1992 between Taipei and Los Angeles.

The 747 freighters were replaced with newer Boeing 777F freighters.

Top Copyright Photo: EVA Air Cargo Boeing 747-45EF B-16407 (msn 27899) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 933909.

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EVA Air to retire its last Boeing 747-400F freighter in June

EVA Air Cargo Boeing 747-45EF B-16407 (msn 27899) ANC (Michael B. Ing). Image: 946574.

EVA Air Cargo is planning to operate its last scheduled Boeing 747-400 cargo flight in June.

According to Airline Route, the last two flights are currently scheduled for June 2 between both Los Angeles and Bangkok and the Taipei (Taoyuan) base.

The airline operated the Boeing 747-400 passenger flight on August 21, 2017 between Hong Kong and Taipei.

Top Copyright Photo: EVA Air Cargo Boeing 747-45EF B-16407 (msn 27899) ANC (Michael B. Ing). Image: 946574.

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EVA Air takes delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Boeing, Air Lease Corporation (ALC, and EVA Air today (October 2) celebrated the delivery of the airline’s first 787-9 Dreamliner (B-17881, msn 39295), via a lease from ALC, at Boeing’s South Carolina Delivery Center.

EVA Air plans to debut the long-range and super-efficient airplane in November on international routes.

Built with lightweight composite materials and powered by advanced GEnx engines from General Electric (GE) Aviation, the 787 Dreamliner family lowers operating costs by more than 20 percent compared to previous airplanes, and nearly 10 percent compared to today’s competing jets.

Today’s delivery marks the first of 24 Dreamliners for the Taipei-based airline. In 2015, EVA Air announced a landmark order for 18 787-10 airplanes along with plans to operate four 787-9s and two 787-10s on lease from ALC. This remains the largest commercial airplane purchase in Taiwan’s history.

A member of Star Alliance, EVA Air serves international routes with approximately 565 weekly flights. Onboard the airline’s new 787 Dreamliner, passengers can experience EVA Air’s new Royal Laurel business class seats (above) designed by Designworks, a BMW Group company. At 23 inches wide, the new seats feature privacy panels, full lie-flat capabilities as well as enhanced in-flight entertainment systems. EVA Air also partnered with Teague, to redesign its economy class seats, which are produced by Recaro (below).

To improve the operational efficiency of its 787s, EVA Air plans to use a variety of Boeing Global Services tools, including Maintenance Performance Toolbox, Airplane Health Management and the electronic flight bag product.

The airline will also use Component Services, where Boeing and its partners own, manage and maintain a global pool of high-value rotable parts, components and line-replaceable units (LRU) for convenient access.

Images: Boeing and EVA Air.

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EVA brings its Hello Kitty Jet into the Los Angeles schedule, 3 days a week

EVA Air Boeing 777-35E ER B-16703 (msn 32643) (Hello Kitty - Sanrio Family) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 920984.

EVA Air is adding its popular Hello Kitty Hand-in-Hand Jet into its Los Angeles schedule on a regular basis on Tuesday (March 27, 2018). It is using the specially painted plane on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays for three of the 21 nonstop flights it operates between Los Angeles and Taipei, Taiwan every week.

(PRNewsfoto/EVA Air)

From nose to tail of the colorful Boeing 777-300ER, Hello Kitty and Sanrio friends of different colors, shapes and sizes join hands and invite fun and friendship. Among the 19 Sanrio Family characters linking hands with Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel are My Melody, Kuromi, Little Twin Stars, Cinnamoroll, Pompom Purin and Bad Badtz-Maru.

EVA BR005 departs Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) at 11:55 am and gets into Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) at 5:05 pm the next day. Return flight BR006 leaves TPE at 10:10 am and arrives in LAX at 6:50 am. The specially painted Boeing 777-300ER is configured in three cabins, Royal Laurel Class business, Premium Economy and Economy. Flight time from LAX to TPE is 14 hrs. and 10 mins. From TPE to LAX, it’s 11 hrs. and 40 mins.

The fun of flying on EVA’s Hello Kitty and Sanrio Family Jets begins at airport check-in with special boarding passes and baggage stickers. Onboard, cabin crews wear Hello Kitty Jet aprons and passengers use themed service items, including headrest covers, pillows, tissue, hand cream, soap, napkins, paper cups, utensils and snacks.

EVA flies seven of the specially painted planes on routes within Asia, in addition to long-haul service to Chicago and Los Angeles. Its other Hello Kitty planes are the Shining Star, Joyful Dream, Celebration Flight and Friendship Bows. Its Sanrio Family aircraft are the gudetama Comfort Flight and Bad Badtz-Maru Travel Fun planes.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by EVA Air): EVA Air Boeing 777-35E ER B-16703 (msn 32643) (Hello Kitty – Sanrio Family) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 920984.

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Juneyao Airlines announces a codeshare partnership with EVA Air

Juneyao Airlines Airbus A320-214 F-WWDN (B-6396) (msn 3605) TLS (Karl Cornil). Image: 905966.

Juneyao Airlines, the first “Connecting Partner” of Star Alliance, has started a codeshare partnership with EVA Air on routes across the Taiwan Straits from March 26, 2018. The codeshare cooperation will bring more travelling choices for passengers flying across the Taiwan strait, and will have apositive impact on the expansion of Juneyao’s network in Asia, warming up the relationship between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan.

According to the codeshare agreement, Juneyao Airlines and EVA Air will place their own codes on flights operated by partners connecting Shanghai Pudong – Taipei Taoyuan and Shanghai Pudong – Kaohsiung. Meanwhile, Juneyao Airlines will continue its FFP offerings on connecting flights providing priority check-in, priority baggage handling, priority boarding, extra baggage allowance, and lounge access for Star Alliance Elite members, including those from EVA Air.

Detailed codeshare flights between Juneyao Airlines and EVA Air are shown below:

Codeshare
Segment

Flights

Frequency

Operating
Carrier

Shanghai Pudong

Taipei Taoyuan

HO1309/ BR2731

12457

Juneyao Airlines

HO3181 / BR711

Daily

EVA Air

HO3185 / BR751

5

HO3187 / BR721

Daily

Taipei Taoyuan

Shanghai Pudong

HO1310 / BR2732

12457

Juneyao Airlines

HO3182 / BR712

Daily

EVA Air

HO3186 / BR752

5

HO3188 / BR722

Daily

Shanghai Pudong

Kaohsiung

HO1315 / BR2733

356

Juneyao Airlines

HO3189 / BR705

12457

EVA Air

Kaohsiung

Shanghai Pudong

HO1316 / BR2734

356

Juneyao Airlines

HO3190 / BR706

12457

EVA Air

Juneyao Airlines Co., Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Juneyao Group, targeting at middle-to-high-level official, business and private tourism markets. Juneyao Airlines started its inaugural flight in September 2006 and became the first Connecting Partner of Star Alliance in May 2017. As of today, Juneyao Airlines owns 68 brand new Airbus A320 series aircrafts whose average age is only 3 years. In 2017, Juneyao Airlines have carried over 16 million passengers.

Based in Shanghai and Nanjing, Juneyao Airlines operates 110 routes linking major cities in China as well as surrounding countries.

It will further launch intercontinental flights after receiving Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners in late 2018.

Copyright Photo: Juneyao Airlines Airbus A320-214 F-WWDN (B-6396) (msn 3605) TLS (Karl Cornil). Image: 905966.

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