Boeing and Taiwanese carrier EVA Air have just finalized an order for five additional 787-9 Dreamliners – a repeat order for Boeing’s super-efficient widebody jet.
EVA Air’s follow-on investment in the 787 will enable the airline to further reduce carbon emissions and sustainably grow its fleet.
“Our 787 fleet has become the foundation of our carbon-neutral growth strategy and we will continue to leverage this airplane’s unrivalled efficiency and performance for many years to come,” said Clay Sun, President of EVA Air.
“This new order supports our ongoing commitment to operate a more sustainable fleet that will enable us to reduce carbon emissions, while providing our passengers with world-class service.”
Built with lightweight composite materials and powered by advanced GEnx engines, the 787-9 will provide the five-star airline with increased capacity, greater range and 25% better fuel efficiency compared to earlier-generation jets.
Current Boeing fleet
EVA Air’s 787 fleet has provided the airline with added flexibility on long-haul routes to North America, Europe and Asia.
“EVA Air operates one of the most efficient and sustainable widebody fleets in the world, with repeat orders for the 787 serving as a testament to the value this family of airplanes brings to its network,” said Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
“With additional Dreamliners, EVA Air is well positioned for growth, especially as passenger traffic returns to pre-pandemic levels in Asia.”
The Taipei-based airline currently operates a fleet of 10 787s, including four 787-9s and six 787-10s. With this new order, EVA Air has unfilled orders for seven 787-10s and nine 787-9s. EVA Air also operates one of the world’s largest 777 fleets with more than 40 airplanes, including passenger and freighter models, with one 777 Freighter on order.
About EVA Air
EVA Air is a Taiwanese airline based in Taipei, Taiwan. The airline was founded in 1989 and began operating flights in 1991. EVA Air is a member of the Star Alliance and currently flies to over 60 destinations worldwide, primarily in Asia, North America, and Europe.
The airline’s main competitors in Taiwan include China Airlines, which is also based in Taipei and is the flag carrier of Taiwan, as well as other regional airlines such as Tigerair Taiwan, Uni Air, and Mandarin Airlines.
China Airlines is a major competitor for EVA Air, as both airlines operate similar routes and offer similar levels of service. Like EVA Air, China Airlines is a member of the SkyTeam alliance and serves destinations across Asia, North America, Europe, and Oceania.
The Taiwanese carrier is known for its high-quality service, comfortable seating, and modern fleet of aircraft. The airline operates a mix of Boeing and Airbus aircraft, including the Boeing 777 and 787 Dreamliner, as well as the Airbus A321 and A330.
In terms of cabin classes, the airline offers Royal Laurel Class (Business Class), Premium Economy Class, and Economy Class on most of its long-haul flights.
Royal Laurel Class features fully-flat seats, while Premium Economy offers extra legroom and additional amenities such as a dedicated cabin crew and upgraded meals.
EVA Air has won numerous awards for its service, including being named the Best Long-Haul Airline in Asia-Pacific at the 2020 Skytrax World Airline Awards.
The airline has also been recognized for its commitment to sustainability, having been named a Platinum Green Medalist by the international charity CDP for its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.