EVA Calls It What It Is, Renames Cabin Premium Economy Class Launched by EVA in 1992, service is a perennial passenger favorite

EVA Air has renamed the innovative in-between cabin that it launched on 12 December, 1992 Premium Economy Class. Known as Elite Class since 2005 when it was significantly upgraded, the new name comes with added comforts, amenities and upgrades and makes it easier for passengers to select and book the service. Popular for business and leisure travel, the cabin is available on EVA’s selected flights in Asia, also on long-haul flights to North America and Europe operated with Boeing 777-300ERs. Information about EVA and its services is available at www.evaair.com.

Seats, Entertainment and WiFi

Comfortably positioned with 56 or 64 seats between EVA’s Royal Laurel and Economy in its own separate cabin, Premium Economy Class is an affordable choice that offers more comfort on EVA’s long-haul flights. Ergonomic seats with adjustable headrests are a roomy 19.3 in. wide, have extra-wide armrests, a 38-in. pitch, handy coat hooks and are configured 2/4/2. Seatback entertainment systems have 11 in. touch-screens where passengers can watch movies or features, listen to music, play video games or shop.  Premium Economy Class passengers can access the internet with EVA’s inflight Wi-Fi and, on their own personal mobile phones, use global roaming to send and receive messages. And they can plug into 110V power sockets and USB ports to charge or access personal devices.

Extra Attention to Details

Upgrades that come with the name change include two distinct amenity kits, both created with thoughtful attention to small details that make a big difference in the inflight passenger experience, and, starting 10 January, 2018, cozy new sleep-inducing bedding. For our long-haul flights departing from Taipei’s Taoyuan International Airport, Premium Economy Class passengers get luxurious black and white Erno Laszlo amenity kits in the bespoke skincare specialists’ classic pattern.

On the long-haul flights returning to Taipei, EVA offers its popular THANN amenity kits in restful green and grey colors with hanging hooks that allow passengers to not only carry toiletries back and forth from lavatories but also to freshen up hands-free. Erno Laszlo and THANN kits both contain a toothbrush and toothpaste, moisturizing lotion, lip balm, a comb, eye shades, socks, and earplugs. 

EVA’s new Premium Economy bedding features golden-brown quilts in soft, comfy textures and large down pillows, approximately 12 in. x 16 in. (30 cm x 40 cm), that have uniquely patterned covers designed to promote sweet dreams on long flights. Passengers will also find slippers for padding around the cabin in their seat pockets.

Food and Beverage Service

Premium Economy passengers enjoy a choice of Eastern and Western menus made with seasonal ingredients that reflect tastes popular in the regions where EVA flies. To accompany main courses, EVA serves fresh fruits and satisfying salads with balsamic vinaigrette. Breakfast choices include the airline’s trademark savory rice porridge, called congee, or an egg dish. On the menu for light, refreshing meals, it offers congee or pasta. And as a special treat on flights where lunch or dinner meals are provided, it serves Häagen Dazs ice cream on selected flights. As special Premium Economy beverage selections, EVA offers sparkling wine, plum liqueur, Baileys Irish Cream and more.


Among additional benefits, Premium Economy passengers enjoy a dedicated check-in counter, priority boarding, priority baggage handling and a higher checked-baggage allowance than in Economy Class. Infinity MileageLands frequent flyers who book Premium Economy earn extra mileage credit and enjoy the convenience of advance seat selection. EVA flight attendants also keep cabins and lavatories neat and tidy throughout flights.