EVA Launches e-Library for Inflight Reading Adds choices, COVID safety, environmental protections
TAIPEI, TAIWAN (8 February, 2022) EVA Air introduced digitized books and magazines for passengers’ inflight reading throughout its global network today (8 February, 2022). The brand-new “EVA e-Library” service is available now for passengers to download widely read newspapers and magazines on their mobile devices before boarding and after arriving at their destinations. Aiming to eliminate newspaper and magazine waste, save energy, reduce emissions and fight global warming, in addition to giving passengers more reading choices and providing added COVID preventions, EVA has become the first airline in Taiwan to provide this service. Travelers can learn more about EVA’s routes and newest services or book and buy tickets at www.evaair.com.
“Climate change and environmental protection practices are a critical concern for all of us,” said EVA President Clay Sun. “EVA accelerated development of our digital reading services to not only expand inflight reading material selections and boost COVID safety but also to protect our environment. We launched our EVA e-Library to meet the high standards our passengers expect from us and deliver another automated service, consistent with the contact-free check-in and limited-interaction boarding we have been piloting while COVID is upending the travel industry.”
International EVA and UNI Air passengers can download publication content to their own mobile devices from 48 hours before until 24 hours after their scheduled departures. Content available to each passenger is based on their infinity MileageLands card tier or cabin class. For example, Diamond Card frequent flyers can access as many as 20 different newspapers, magazines, books and periodicals while business class passengers can choose from 10. In addition to those publications offered to all frequent flyers and cabin classes, passengers can buy additional reading materials.
To celebrate its e-Library launch, EVA is making a special introductory offer of nine additional free downloads, now through March 31. Passengers can look forward to sampling EVA’s brand-new service as soon as international travel opens up again.
Before COVID became a global issue, EVA offered passengers popular local newspapers and magazines, based on each flight’s origin, destination and routing. Due to onboard space and payload restrictions, no more than 70 publications in Mandarin Chinese, English and local languages can be provided on individual flights. Daily newspapers are not available for some flights due to delivery limitations. Using the EVA e-Library service, passengers can enjoy as many as 500 different publications in 31 languages, covering a wide range of topics with regularly updated selections.
EVA upholds rigorous COVID-19 prevention standards and continually enhances measures it employs. It has automated more services, including automatic check-in and piloting a boarding system using biometrics with facial recognition. It is also working with a digital-solution-provider and IATA (International Air Transport Association) to trial digital health passports. The EVA e-Library is a giant step toward creating a more secure, convenient and comfortable flying experiences for passengers. At the same time, EVA is employing practical actions to achieve its net zero carbon emissions by 2050 commitment.
About EVA Air:
EVA Air is a Star Alliance member and one of 11 SKYTRAX-rated 5-Star airlines worldwide. It also ranked 7th among the SKYTRAX World’s Top 10 Airlines and secured additional spots in SKYTRAX’s top 10 for Best Economy Class Onboard Catering, Best Business Class Airlines, World’s Best Airline Cabin Cleanliness, World’s Best Airport Services and more. It won a spot in Condé Nast Traveler’s prestigious 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards for the Top 10 Airlines in the World and Travel + Leisure readers voted it in the Top-10 International Airlines. TripAdvisor recognized it among the “Top 10 Airlines – World” and awarded it top spots in four more categories in its Travelers’ Choice Awards for Airlines while it also earned a place in AirlineRatings.com’s “Best of the Best” World’s Best Airlines 2021 and again won similarly high ratings for safety and COVID compliance in January 2022.
The carrier was established in 1989 as Taiwan’s first privately owned international airline. It is part of the respected Evergreen Group and a sister company to global container-shipping leader Evergreen Line. It flies a fleet of more than 80 Boeing and Airbus aircraft to over 60 international destinations throughout Asia, Oceania, Europe and North America where gateways are Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto and Vancouver. Travelers can learn more about EVA destinations, schedules and services or book and buy tickets at www.evaair.com.
EVA launched brand new “EVA e-Library” service. International EVA and UNI Air passengers can download publication content to their own mobile devices from 48 hours before until 24 hours after their scheduled departures. Content available at no charge to each passenger is based on their infinity MileageLands card tier or cabin class.
EVA accelerated development of our digital reading services to not only expand inflight reading material selections and boost COVID safety but also to protect our environment by eliminating newspaper and magazine waste.
Using the EVA e-Library service, passengers can enjoy as many as 500 different publications in 31 languages, covering a wide range of topics with regularly updated selections. Passengers can access the service through EVA official website or EVA Mobile APP.