EVA Unveils Route to Los Angeles

The new nonstop route begins next month

By: Kara Cutruzzula

EVA Air is launching a Taipei-Osaka-Los Angeles route on March 30, giving passengers an alternative to its Taipei hub and nonstop service between Southern California and the thriving Japanese city. EVA is now the only airline with scheduled nonstop flights between Osaka, Japan and Los Angeles. The new flights will be operated three days a week, on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.

With the new routing, the airline is increasing its Taipei-Osaka frequency from seven to 10 flights a week. EVA will serve the long-haul, Taipei-Osaka-Los Angeles flights with new Boeing 777-300ERs, among the most technologically advanced aircraft in use today. EVA is now flying B777-300ERs for almost all of its trans-Pacific trips.

EVA’s B777s carry 316 passengers with 42 in Premium Laurel Class, 63 in Elite and 211 in Economy. The latest in-flight amenities, including audio/video on demand with movies, games and children’s programming are available in all cabins. With the launch of the Taipei-Osaka-Los Angeles route, EVA is adding more Japanese cabin attendants and serving gourmet meals from Ding Tai Fung, an acclaimed international restaurant group.

The Premium Laurel cabin offers passengers first-class services at the cost of business class. Elite Class is a cabin in between business and economy, with services close to domestic business at fares similar to economy.

The new service is scheduled to arrive in Los Angeles in the morning so that passengers traveling from Taiwan can make same-day connections to other U.S. destinations. The schedule is especially convenient for business travelers with tight itineraries.

The flight from Taipei to Osaka departs at 10:30 a.m. and arrives at 2 p.m., then leaves Osaka at 3:30 p.m. and touches down in Los Angeles at 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.

The reverse flight from Los Angeles leaves at 12:10 p.m. and arrives in Osaka at 4:05 p.m. the next day. It then departs Osaka at 5:30 p.m. and arrives in Taipei at 7:25 p.m.

EVA now offers 63 flights a week to a total of six destinations in Japan, also serving Tokyo, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Sapporo and Sendai.