Taiwan’s EVA Air has taken delivery of its eighth Boeing 787-10, msn B-17812, at the Boeing factory in North Charleston, South Carolina.
The new aircraft is EVA’s first Boeing 787-10 and is outfitted in Star Alliance livery. The new aircraft made its ferry flight last week with Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), further reducing carbon emissions.
Ferry flight from Charleston airport
The aircraft departed Charleston Airport and after flying for approximately 17 hours, landed at Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) at 2:00 p.m. (UTC+8) on May 7, 2023.
By using 30% SAF for the ferry flight from South Carolina, EVA reduced its carbon emissions by approximately 70,000 kilograms.
The ferry flight was EVA’s first SAF operation. The proportion of SAF was also the highest ever used in Taiwan’s aviation industry, symbolizing EVA’s determination to achieve Net Zero.
“EVA is proud to have been a Star Alliance member since June 2013. We are celebrating our 10th Star Alliance Membership anniversary with a series of special events and programs,” said EVA President Clay Sun.
“We have always been dedicated to customer service. Part of this dedication includes integration of ESG criteria into our operations.”
“This new 787-10 delivery gave us the opportunity to both celebrate our 10th year of membership with Star Alliance livery and use Sustainable Aviation Fuel on our ferry flight.”
“These actions symbolize the close connection between EVA and Star Alliance and demonstrate EVA’s commitment to reaching Net Zero by 2050.”
EVA Air is a member of Star Alliance, one of the largest global airline alliances. This partnership enables passengers to enjoy seamless connections, access to airport lounges, and frequent flyer benefits when flying with EVA Air or any other Star Alliance member airline.
Since joining Star Alliance, EVA has extended its effective reach to more than 1200 airports in 184 countries.
The synergy with Star Alliance has both helped EVA boost revenue from passenger operations by close to five percent annually and multiply its international corporate contract customers by 10 times.
About EVA Air
EVA Air, also known as Evergreen Airways, is a Taiwanese international airline based in Taoyuan City, Taiwan.
Established in 1989, it is a subsidiary of the Evergreen Group and operates as a full-service carrier. EVA Air is known for its high-quality service, extensive network, and distinctive Hello Kitty-themed aircraft.
The airline serves a wide range of destinations across Asia, Europe, North America, and Oceania. Its main hub is Taoyuan International Airport in Taipei, Taiwan, from where it offers numerous connections to major cities worldwide.
EVA Air operates both passenger and cargo flights, contributing to its global reach.
For passenger operations, the airline offers several cabin classes to cater to different traveler preferences.
These typically include Royal Laurel Class (business class), Premium Laurel Class (a slightly different business class product on certain aircraft), Premium Economy Class, and Economy Class. Each class offers varying levels of comfort, amenities, and services.
EVA operates a fleet of 86 aircraft, including 78 passenger jets and 8 freighters. EVA will add nine more Boeing 787-9s, five more Boeing 787-10s and one more Boeing 777F to its fleet with deliveries scheduled through the end of 2027.