Also adds Premium Economy to current two-cabin configuration.
TAIPEI, TAIWAN – EVA Air has ordered five more Boeing 787-9s. The fleet addition was approved by the airline’s board of directors on March 13, 2023. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2025 and be completed in 2027. Starting in mid-2024, EVA will update and reconfigure its 787-9s to add its popular Premium Economy Class to the Royal Laurel and Economy options now available on the aircraft. This latest 787 order will increase the number of B787s in EVA’s fleet to a total of 26, 13 B787-9s and 13 B787-10s. More information about EVA’s fleet and cabin services, in addition to its routes and booking choices, is available at www.EVAAir.com.
“We will put our new Boeing 787-9s to work on long-haul routes to Europe and North America. We are introducing Premium Economy on these aircraft to meet growing operational needs and make our flights even more attractive to passengers,” said EVA President Clay Sun. “We will continue to offer two cabin choices on our Boeing 787-10s and use them for flights within Asia and to Oceania.”
Boeing designed its 787 Dreamliners with lighter composite construction, using materials such as carbon fiber. More than 50% of the aircraft’s total weight comes from these kinds of advanced materials, significantly reducing the aircraft’s overall weight and likelihood of metal fatigue or corrosion, lowering maintenance costs. By choosing to use advanced GEnx engines, EVA is also shrinking fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by 25%, compared to the power systems used on traditional wide-body aircraft. These high fuel efficiencies combined with range capabilities equip EVA to further enhance operational performance and passenger services.
Boeing equips its 787s with advanced air filtration systems that improve cabin air. It constructs the fuselage with a combination of composite materials that make it more airtight. The cabin humidity equipment Boeing uses on the 787s can be adjusted three-to-four times higher, making the inflight atmosphere less drying compared to other aircraft. Boeing also designed its 787s so that cabin pressure can be controlled to a degree that causes altitude to feel like the optimal 6,000 ft. instead of the standard 8,000 ft., reducing headaches and fatigue.
EVA operates a fleet of 85 aircraft, consisting of 77 passenger and eight cargo aircraft. An additional four Boeing 787-9s, seven Boeing 787-10s and one Boeing 777F from previous orders are scheduled to be delivered before 2025.
EVA Launches Taipei-Clark Service, Nonstop to Scenic Luzon
Also, EVA Air made its maiden flight from Taipei’s Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) to Clark International Airport (CRK) on March 30. This latest addition to EVA’s convenient Philippines schedule joins popular Manila and Cebu service. The airline now offers three flights a day from Taipei to Manila, one a day to Cebu and one daily to Clark, bringing EVA’s Philippines frequency to 35 flights a week. More information about EVA’s schedules and routes, in addition to booking and service options, is available at www.evaair.com.
“EVA Air has been deeply committed to the Philippines from the day we launched Manila flights in 1992,” said Clay Sun. “After more than 30 years of comfortable, convenient services, we are proud to fly to three important Philippines destinations, Manila, Cebu and now Clark. The Taipei-Clark route launch makes travel to the Philippines convenient for passengers connecting through Taipei from gateways around the world.”
More than 80% of the passengers on EVA’s maiden flight were connecting to Clark from North America and Europe. The airline offers comfortable, convenient one-stop connections from major gateways around the world.
EVA is using an Airbus A321-200 on the TPE-CRK route, configured with 184 seats, eight in Business Class and 176 in Economy, and offering conveniently scheduled flights:
Clark is northwest of Angeles City in the Pampanga Province and about 50 miles north of Manila. It sits in a key economic and trade development zone for the country, offers good local security, beautiful scenery and inviting resorts. The strong economy combined with a pleasant climate, beautiful beaches, water activities and an abundance of outdoor adventures create the ideal environment for potential business and tourism development. Light aircraft flights, zip lining, cave exploration, island hopping, snorkeling, sea walking, surfing, multiple golf courses, equestrian centers and more make the area exceedingly attractive to those who love the outdoors.
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