EVA Adds New B777 on Los Angeles Asia Flights

Jamie Wetherbe EVA Air took delivery of its fifth new Boeing 777-300ER on Feb. 8, in Everett, Wash., and ferried it back to Taoyuan International Airport near Taipei where it arrived on Feb. 9. The aircraft joins two more B777s that were delivered last fall and are now in use on Los Angeles-to-Asia servi

By: Jamie Wetherbe

EVA Air took delivery of its fifth new Boeing 777-300ER on Feb. 8, in Everett, Wash., and ferried it back to Taoyuan International Airport near Taipei where it arrived on Feb. 9. The aircraft joins two more B777s that were delivered last fall and are now in use on Los Angeles-to-Asia service.

EVA is using its other two B777s on its Taipei-Bangkok-London route.

Addition of the new aircraft equips EVA to use B777-300ERs on all of its BR15 Los Angeles night flights to Taiwan. With 17 flights a week, EVA has greater frequency on this route than any other Asian carrier. Multiple daily flights and convenient schedules have been designed to make it easier for passengers to travel onward to destinations throughout Asia with just one stop.

“EVA Air is proud to serve our passengers with the B777,” said Y.Y. Chen, senior vice president and general manager, EVA America Head Office. “It is a fine piece of equipment. Not only is it outfitted nose to tail with the latest passenger comforts, but it also gets travelers to their destinations in the shortest amount of time.”

Highlighting the delivery ceremony for EVA’s latest B777, Boeing Company officials presented a certificate of congratulations to Chen on behalf of EVA Air for a December 2006 flight that set a record for the longest equivalent still-air distance (ESAD) in commercial service for an airline using the Boeing 777-300ER (extended range).

EVA is adding three more new B777-300ERs to its fleet in 2007 and will deploy them on its Taipei-Los Angeles route, as well. Gradually, the airline is replacing all the B747-400s in use on U.S. passenger routes with B777-300ERs EVA is a launch customer for the B777.

In addition to Los Angeles service, EVA flies from San Francisco to Asia 12 times a week, New York four times and Seattle daily. The airline provides 40 passenger flights to and from the U.S. every week.

www.evaair.com

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