Founded in March 1989, EVA Air, a one-hundred-percent privately owned Taiwanese airline, is the sister company of Evergreen Marine Corporation, which is the world famous shipping line in terms of container operation.
Since the inauguration of its maiden flight on July 01, 1991, EVA Air is currently serving 65 destinations over four continents, except Africa, with 67 aircraft (as of December 2014) and is still steadily expanding its operation network and fleet.
In 1997, after carefully nurturing an environment where faultless service quality and flight safety are the standard, EVA Air became the first airline in Taiwan to achieve official ISO-9002 Certification in three areas at the same time -- passenger, cargo and maintenance operations. Diligently upholding these objectives, EVA Air earned ISO-9001:2000 Certification for all categories of operation in 2001.
In addition, EVA has ensured quality, smooth ongoing operations and reduced costs by investing capital and expertise in airline-related companies, including Evergreen Sky Catering Corporation, Evergreen Airline Services Corporation, Evergreen Air Cargo Services Corporation, and other selected subsidiaries.
Operating strategies developed by the carrier are far-reaching. Company goals place equal importance on its passenger and cargo services, and it works in cooperation with affiliated carriers to maximize mutual efficiencies and effectively compete on a global scale. Its worldwide hub of operations at Taoyuan International Airport in Taiwan has proven to be both successful and strategic.
EVA Air listed its stock on Taiwan’s TAISDAQ Market in October 1999, and moved to the main board, TSE, in September 2001.
On September 1, 1988 at the celebration for the 20th birthday of Evergreen Marine Corporation, Group Chairman Y. F. Chang announced that Evergreen would launch an international airline. EVA Air was officially formed in March 1989. After careful deliberation, the fledgling airline signed a contract with Boeing/McDonnell Douglas for 26 aircraft at a total purchase value of US$3.6 billion, and immediately captured the attention of the global airline market.
EVA Air accepted delivery of its first two Boeing 767-300ERs in April, and made its inaugural flight on July 1. Within that first week, the new airline opened five destinations in Asia -- Bangkok, Seoul, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
The comprehensive EVA Training Center opened in July, and the carrier’s first two all-passenger Boeing 747-400s were delivered in November. EVA used the first flights of the new aircraft to launch its Taipei-Los Angeles route and introduce its four classes of cabin service, including the debut of its trend-setting Evergreen Deluxe Class in-between Economy and Super Business.
EVA Air set new standards and heightened expectations by expanding its network to more than half a dozen new destinations, and by launching service to London, Paris, Seattle, New York, San Francisco and Sydney.
EVA made the greatest number of new aircraft additions to its fleet this year, purchasing a total of eight, including three MD-11s, one Boeing 747-400 and four Boeing 767-200s. The airline also added Hawaii, Bali, Fukuoka and Auckland routes to its network.
The carrier purchased three MD-11 freighters and began to vigorously develop air cargo operations. It set goals emphasizing passenger and cargo services equally. And it used joint operations and land transportation to successfully extend EVA Cargo services worldwide.
Enhancing the high quality of its operations, EVA applied for ISO-9002 certification. Within the next year, its passenger service, cargo service and aviation maintenance operations were all three granted ISO-9002 international certifications simultaneously. EVA achieved ISO-9001:2000 certification in 2001.
Ensuring consistent service quality, EVA and Singapore Airlines formed Evergreen Sky Catering Corporation as a joint venture and in February, began providing in-flight catering services.
Promoting air safety, EVA signed a joint-venture contract with General Electric and established Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corporation on February 24. That same day, a powerful new engine test cell was placed in operation, and the new joint venture began an aggressive campaign to raise the standards of the aircraft maintenance business.
Earning brilliant results with both passenger and cargo service, EVA produced outstanding operating performances for five successive years. The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) of Taiwan approved its admission to the exchange, and on October 27, EVA Air shares began to be traded on the over-the-counter market.
In anticipation of future needs and to expand its fleet, EVA signed a purchase contract in June with the Boeing Company for 15 Boeing 777-200X/300Xs that included a firm order for seven of the aircraft and an option for eight more. Deliveries began in 2005. The carrier relocated its hub to the brand-new Terminal 2 at Taoyuan International Airport at the end of July.
EVA committed to add more new, technologically advanced aircraft to its fleet in March by signing a purchase contract for eight Airbus A330-200s and making plans to start taking deliveries in 2003. EVA Air also secured approval to transfer its stock listing from OTC and on 17 September, moved its shares to the Taiwan Security Exchange (TSE).
EVA launched its online booking system on January 9. It gained approval to add 24 passenger flights on its thriving Hong Kong route and to begin new freighter service. It also introduced a new slogan “Just relax, your home in the air.”
EVA debuted stylish new cabin-crew uniforms on April 1, took delivery of its first A330-200 on June 26 and introduced its new generation of a top cabin class, Premium Laurel, along with an upgraded economy class and an awesome, state-of-the-art Audio/ Video on Demand system.
EVA Air exercised an option for eight Boeing 777-300ERs that was part of the firm purchase contract executed with Boeing in June 2000, expanding its fleet by a total of 15 brand-new Boeing 777-300ERs. Deliveries of the new aircraft started in 2005 and will continue through 2010.
EVA took delivery of its first two of fifteen Boeing 777-300ERs and introduced the extra-roomy, exceptionally comfortable new aircraft to passengers on the Bangkok and London with an inviting new slogan, “Sharing the World, Flying Together.”
EVA Air opened its new Southern China Cargo Center in Hong Kong, enabling it more efficiently and quickly to move air freight shipments in and out of the region.
EVA Air received 2007 The Richard Teller Crane Founder’s Award from the international Flight Safety Foundation for “its corporate leadership in aviation safety programs and its superb safety records.” In the five years since the coveted award was established, EVA is the first Asian airline and only the second airline among all recipients to receive it.
Readers selected EVA Air as the Best Airline for Premium Economy in Global Traveler magazine’s fifth annual GT Tested Survey. The international business-travel publication surveyed its readers between January 1 and August 31, 2008, inviting them to identify “the best” in 55 categories of business and luxury travel. Readers returned 31,457 completed questionnaires.
EVA Air launched the regular cross-strait flights (30 flights per week) from August 31 2009 from Taipei, Taoyuan, and Kaohsiung to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Tianjin, and Ningbo.
EVA added new service from Taipei’s Songshan Airport to Shanghai’s Hongqiao International Airport started from June 14, 2010. It complemented EVA’s current nine flights a week between Taoyuan International Airport and Pudong International Airport.
Belgium’s Brussels Airport has honored EVA Air Cargo with its 2010 Network Development Award Cargo Airline. This event marked the airport’s fourth consecutive awards program to recognize outstanding cargo and passengers carriers for punctuality and efficiency, environment and safety, and network and route development.
Star Alliance accepted the membership application of EVA Air on March 29, 2012. By 2013 the integration process would be scheduled to complete.
EVA Air joined the Star Alliance network in June 2013, further strengthening the Alliance’s presence in Asia/Pacific. In December 2013, EVA Air and Singapore Airlines teamed up on Taipei-Singapore flights, gave passengers more choices.
EVA Air ranked AirlineRatings.com's World Safest Airlines Top Ten list.
EVA Air has been recognized as one of AirlineRating.com’s “World’s Top-10 safest Airlines” and as “Best Long-Haul Airline in Asia Pacific.” Also, EVA has been ranked third among the world’s safest airlines on the annual index reported by Germany’s AERO International Magazine.
EVA Air ranked “The World’s Top Ten Best Airlines” and “Best Airline Cabin Cleanliness” in SKYTRAX’s 2015 World Airline Awards.
EVA Air signed agreements with the Boeing Company to introduce twenty-four Boeing 787 Dreamliners and two additional Boeing 777-300ERs.
AirlineRatings.com has ranked EVA Air among the world’s safest airlines for the third year in a row. On the other hand, EVA continues to hold the third position among the world's safest airlines in an annual index compiled by Germany's Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre (JACDEC).
Market and Sales Overview
Founded in March 1989, EVA Air, a one-hundred-percent privately owned Taiwanese airline, is the sister company of Evergreen Marine Corporation, which is the world famous shipping line in terms of container operation. Since the inauguration of its maiden flight on July 01, 1991, EVA Air is currently serving 63 destinations over four continents, except Africa, with 78 aircraft and is still steadily expanding its operation network and fleet.
Evergreen Marine Corporation
Evergreen International Corporation
Market Capitalization as of Feb. 28, 2017:
NT$ 61,791,353 thousand
Shares Outstanding as of Feb. 28, 2017:
Common Stock: 4,051,892 thousand shares
Financial performance for the past five years:
|Adoption of IFRSs||2015||2014|
Gross Operating Profit
Non-operating income and expenses
|Adoption of ROC GAAP|
Gross Operating Profit
EVA Air's Quality Assurance:
Safety and Convenience
Marketing Alliances with Other Airlines:
Air Canada, Air China, Air India,All Nippon Airways, Asiana Airlines, Avianca, Bangkok Airways, Hainan Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Shandong Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Thai Airways, Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Uni Airways, United Airlines.
Air China Cargo.
EVA Air's Affiliate: (As of Mar. 01, 2017)
|Company||% of ownership|
Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corp.
Evergreen Airline Services Corporation
Evergreen Sky Catering Corporation
Evergreen Air Cargo Services Corporation
Evergreen Airways Service (Macau) Ltd.
RTW Air Services(S) Pte. Ltd.
Green Siam Air Services Co., Ltd.
Hsiang-Li Investment Corporation
PT Perdana Andalan Air Service
Sky Castle Investment Ltd.
EVA Flight Training Academy
Evergreen Aviation Precision Corporation
Major Shareholders:(As of Apr. 26, 2016)
|Entity||Number of Shares||Percentage|
|Evergreen Marine Corp.(Taiwan)Ltd.||629,483,229||16.31%|
|Evergreen International Corp.||469,648,357||12.17%|
|Falcon Investment Services Ltd.||441,894,468||11.45%|
|Evergreen Steel Crop.||194,710,074||5.05%|
|New Labor Pension Fund||68,253,995||1.77%|
|Cathay Life Insurance Co.,Ltd.||42,541,000||1.10%|
|Evergreen International Storage&Transport Corp.||38,045,443||0.99%|
Operational Data in Year 2016:
|Number of Passenger Flown||11,243,505|
|Revenue Passenger Kilometer (RPK)||40,945,741,501|
|Available Seat Kilometer (ASK)||51,165,815,232|
|Total Freight Tonnage||610,993|
|Freight Tonnage Kilometer (FTK)||3,566,532,113|
|Available Freight Tonnage Kilometer (AFTK)||4,315,191,466|
Employee : (As of Mar. 05, 2017)
Main Business and Services
EVA Air Network:
|Hong Kong||Seoul||Kaohsiung||Osaka||Komatsu||Kuala Lumpur||Macau|
|Manila||Narita||Hakodate||Penang*||Phnom Penh||Sendai||Ho Chi Minh City|
*dedicated freighter destinations
Total: 63 destinations
EVA Air Fleet:
|Aircraft Type||In Service||To Be Delivered|
|B777 F (Freighter)||0||5|
|Total: 78 Aircraft in service|
Responsible for the inspection and evaluation of internal control to promote operating performance.
Legal & Insurance Div.
Responsible for insurance affairs, contracts examinations, legal consultation and litigation.
Public Affairs Div.
Responsible for advertising, planning PR activities and corporate image marketing.
Human Resources Div.
Responsible for human resources management, recruiting and the execution of general training programs.
General Affairs Dept.
Responsible for the training center maintenance, dormitory operations, receptions for visiting, the employee cafeteria operations and so on.
Responsible for arranging employee’s regular health examinations, medical consultation and general medical treatments.
Responsible for accounting, stocks and tax processing, the cost calculation and the revenue auditing of passenger and freight management, capital allocation control and so on.
Corporate Safety, Security & Environment Div.
Responsible for promoting flight safety, employee’s safety training, the company’s safety, health and environment-related policies, preservation of aircrafts and at airport stations, the execution and supervisory of emergency disposal.
Occupational Safety & Health Div.
Responsible for the planning and implementation of occupational safety and health management.
Corporate Planning Div.
Responsible for developing the company's management principles, analyzing the managing efficiency, planning flight routes, fuel procurement and negotiations of the freedoms of the air, etc.
Operation Management Dept.
Responsible for the worldwide station operation managements, planning and managing the Star Alliance and concerning projects.
Information Management Dept.
Responsible for the management of operating information systems.
Passenger Management Div.
Responsible for the worldwide passenger revenue management ,pricing strategy development and concerning matters .
Passenger Business Div.
Responsible for passenger sales-related management and concerning matters for Taiwan.
Customer Service Div.
Responsible for reservations and ticketing, service quality checks and customer care.
Responsible for the worldwide freight revenue management, pricing strategy development, concerning sales-related matters and operating affairs.
Loyalty Marketing Dept.
Responsible for planning rewards approaches for EVA Air members, contracting with alliance airlines and cross-industries, participation and implementation of the Star Alliance member’s projects.
Flight Operations Div.
Responsible for the pilot’s scheduling, management and training, flight dispatch, analyzing aircrafts performances and fuel consumption of routes, formulating operating manual for aircrafts.
Cabin Service Div.
Responsible for the flight attendant’s scheduling, management and training, formulating standard operating procedures, the development, procurement, marketing and warehousing of duty-free items, cabin service supplies, sky shop and LOGO commodities and sky catering management, etc.
Engineering & Maintenance Div.
Responsible for the aircraft's maintenance program, the purchase and control of ground equipment and aircraft spare parts and so on.
Responsible for the passenger immigration related affairs and airlines dispatch.
Sky Jet Center
Responsible for the hosting, maintenance and ground handling affairs of business jets.
Responsible for the design and maintenance of computer programs, the procurement of computer equipment and maintenance and the consulting of operation computer system.
Responsible for the branch’s development and promotion of passenger and freight related businesses overseas.
|Title||Name||Education and Experience|
Bachelor degree in Department of Diplomacy, National Chengchi University
Chairman, Uni Airways Corp.
Chief Executive Vice President
Master degree in Aviation Safety, University of Central Missouri
Deputy Senior Vice President, Auditing Div.
Bachelor degree in Accounting, Tunghai University
Deputy Senior Vice President, Evergreen Aviation Technologies Crop.
Senior Vice President, Legal & Insurance Div.
Master degree in Law of the Sea, National Taiwan Ocean University
Legal Affairs (Senior Vice President), Group Management Head Office
Executive Vice President, Public Affairs Div.
Bachelor degree in Navigation, National Taiwan Ocean University
General Manager in China, Group Management Head Office
Executive Vice President, Human Resources Div.
Bachelor degree in Law, Chinese Cultural University
Human Resources (Executive Vice President), Group Management Head Office
Senior Vice President, General Affairs Dept.
Department of Tourism, World College of Journalism
Doctor, Clinic Div.
Bachelor degree in Medicine, National Taiwan University
Executive Vice President, (Financial Officer), Finance Div.
Bachelor degree in Accounting, Chinese Cultural University
Chief Executive Vice President, (hold a position of) Corporate Safety, Security & Environment Div.
Master degree in Aviation Safety, University of Central Missouri
Executive Vice President, Corporate Planning Div.
Master degree in Marine Biology, National Sun Yat-sen University
President (Junior Vice President), EZFLY.COM Corporation
Senior Vice President, Operation Management Dept.
Department of International Trade, Tamsui Institute of Business Administration
Deputy Senior Vice President, Information Management Dept.
Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering, Feng Chia University
Executive Vice President, Passenger Management Div.
Bachelor degree in International Trade, Chinese Cultural University
Executive Vice President, Passenger Business Div.
Bachelor degree in Traffic and Transportation Management, Feng Chia University
Senior Vice President, Customer Service Div.
Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Fu Jen University
Junior Vice President, Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corp.
Senior Vice President, Cargo Div.
Bachelor degree in Animal Science and Biotechnology, Tunghai University
Deputy Senior Vice President, Loyalty Marketing Dept.
Bachelor degree in Spanish, Tamkang University
Executive Vice President, Flight Operations Div.
Bachelor degree in Maritime Science, Tamkang University
Executive Vice President, Cabin Service Div.
Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Chinese Cultural University
Executive Vice President, Engineering & Maintenance Div.
Bachelor degree in Marine Engineering, Tamkang University
Executive Vice President, Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corp.
Executive Vice President, Airport Div.
Bachelor degree in Industrial Managemet, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
Office Chief (Junior Vice President), Sky Jet Center
Bachelor degree in Traffic and Transportation Management, Feng Chia University
Executive Vice President, Computer Div.
Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Feng Chia University
Deputy Junior Vice President, Evergreen IT Corp.