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EVA took its last 747 passenger Hong Kong – Taipei flight

EVA took delivery of its first two 747s in November 1992 and used them to launch long-haul routes from Taipei to North America and Europe.

LOS ANGELES – EVA Air operated its last Boeing747-400 passenger flight this morning (August 21, 2017) when BR892 flew from Hong Kong to Taipei. The airline has flown Boeing 747-400s for almost a quarter of a century, creating much of the global network it now serves with the majestic aircraft. Boeing 747-400s formed the backbone of EVA’s long-haul fleet through the airline’s early growth and development.

EVA took delivery of its first two 747s in November 1992 and used them to launch long-haul routes from Taipei to North America and Europe. While it operated the majestic aircraft, EVA flew 747s to 28 different destinations.

EVA often chose 747s for special flights, carrying high-ranking officials and priceless treasures around the world. The airline used the aircraft on dedicated flights for Taiwan’s presidents’ overseas trips, to transport endangered species and protected animals such as giant pandas from China, koalas from Australia, red-crowned cranes from Japan, and to carry precious works of art from the Louvre, an irreplaceable statue of the goddess Mazu from China and more.

EVA also used its Boeing 747-400s to launch service innovations as well. In 1992, EVA rolled out the airline industry’s very first premium economy class aboard its first two 747s. Premium economy was widely embraced by both business and leisure passengers and continues to be popular EVA where it’s now named Elite Class.

While EVA is decommissioning its last 747 passenger jet, it is holding fast to its commitment to flight safety and service quality. That commitment includes serving passengers with comfortable, convenient aircraft equipped with the best of the latest technologies, such as the Boeing 777-300ERs it now operates on all long-haul routes and, starting next year, the newest generation of Boeing 787 Dreamliners.

Photo caption: EVA 1st 2 B747 PAX Jets Delivered Nov 1992

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