EVA Air’s first Taipei – Chicago flight arrived at O’Hare International Airport at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016 after airline President Derek Chen and approximately 300 passengers enjoyed a pleasant, 14-hour flight across the Pacific. Chicago Department of Aviation Commissioner Ginger Evans met the flight at the gate with a warm welcome. Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office Chicago Director General Calvin Ho and EVA President Chen joined Commissioner Evans at the gate to address a crowd of invited guests and passengers and celebrate the airline’s 8th gateway in North America with live jazz, finger foods and drinks in a party-like atmosphere. Close to 50 travel agents, cargo service representatives and other guests joined officials and airline executives for the celebration. Travelers can book and buy tickets through travel agents, EVA ticket offices and online at www.evaair.com.
Global airline quality ratings website SKYTRAX scored EVA Air as the world’s third Most Loved Airline.
Travel + Leisure readers voted EVA Air among the Top-10 International Airlines in the magazine’s 21st annual best of travel survey.
EVA Air, Taiwan’s leading independent airline, Star Alliance member and the world’s newest 5-star ranking carrier has been recognised as the world 8th best airline amongst the top 100 airlines in the world and named as the “Best Transpacific Airline” with the “Best Business Class Comfort Amenities” by SKYTRAX, at World Airline Awards 2016; the largest passenger satisfaction survey covering full-service and low-cost airlines across the globe.
SKYTRAX, an international air transport standards and quality rating organization, awarded EVA Air its prestigious 5-Star Airline Ranking during a special ceremony in Taipei, Taiwan on Wednesday, 15 June, 2016.
EVA Air and its Hello Kitty Jets have won a special Global Traveler magazine Leisure Lifestyle Award for Outstanding Customized Service, recognizing the airline for “going beyond what is expected” and “doing something extraordinary.” The magazine presented the award at a glamorous poolside event in Los Angeles on May 19, 2016.
EVA Air will launch nonstop flights from Chicago to Taipei on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016.
In a nod to EVA Air’s core commitment to quality service, the panel of wine experts who judged Business Traveller Magazine’s prestigious annual Cellars in the Sky 2015 competition awarded the airline top honors in two categories and second place in a third. EVA won Gold Medals for the Best Business Class Cellar and the Best Business Class Red Wine.
EVA Air launched nonstop service between Taipei and Istanbul, using Boeing 777-300ERs and starting with four flights a week today (on 5 March, 2016). Turkish Trade Office Representative Ismet Erikan and EVA Executive Vice President Glenn Chai, along with nearly 300 passengers were aboard EVA’s maiden flight to Istanbul.