EVA Air’s new service to Guam got a romantic start on Saturday, 18 June, 2011 as three lucky couples enjoyed a simple triple wedding at the gate before flying to the tropical destination for separate formal ceremonies and honeymoons. The airline is serving its new Mariana Islands gateway with two flights a week from Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport to Guam’s A.B. Won Pat International Airport. An avid and accomplished pilot, EVA President Kuo-wei Chang flew the EVA Boeing 777-300ER that the airline used for the launch flight.
EVA worked with Watabe Weddings and the Taiwan office of the Guam Visitors Bureau to select the three lucky couples, coordinate their triple wedding and plan the romantic honeymoon getaways.
During the boarding-gate wedding ceremony, Chang offered a special greeting to the travel agents and travelers booked on the flight, along with the three couples and their families.
“It’s a joyous day for these romantic vows and for EVA’s first flight to Guam,” he said. “We’re all delighted to share in the romance and happiness of this special occasion and to celebrate our newest gateway in such a wonderful way.”
EVA altered its schedule for the special wedding flight, departing Taiwan at 11:30 am and arriving in Guam at 5:25 pm. The airline’s regularly scheduled bi-weekly flight BR20 departs Taiwan at 22:45 (10:45 pm) on Tuesday and Saturday and arrives in Guam at 04:40 (4:40 am) the next morning. Return flight BR19 leaves Guam on Wednesday and Sunday at 06:10 (6:10 am) and lands in Taiwan at 08:15 (8:15 am) the same morning. Flight time from Taipei to Guam is 4 hours and 55 minutes and the return from Guam to Taipei takes 3 hours and 5 minutes. EVA is flying Airbus A330-200s on its regular flights.
East of Manila and south of Japan in the western Pacific, Guam has become an increasingly attractive destination for leisure travel and weddings. With its white sand beaches, clear blue oceans, dense forests and dozens of wedding chapels, couples seeking a romantic setting for marriage find it ideal. Golf courses with stunning views and an abundance of activities and attractions from jet skiing and windsurfing to lush landscapes and a variety of wildlife add to Guam’s appeal.
EVA serves an international network of business and leisure destinations throughout Asia, Europe, Oceania and North America. The airline serves more gateways in China and throughout Asia than any other airline. And EVA’s routing within Asia is among the airline industry’s best.