Company History

Date of Incorporation :April,07,1989

Major Milestones


■ EVA was founded on March 8, 1989 by Group Chairman Y. F. Chang and registered on April 7, 1989. The Company    immediately prepared for flight operation. The authorized capital was NT$ 10 billion and the paid-up capital was NT$2.5    billion.

■ First Flight was launched on July 1, 1991.


■ The Company’s stocks were listed for sale in OTC.

■ The Company moved into new terminal and provided services to customers, after the opening of terminal 2 of Taoyuan    International Airport.

■ EVA secured approval to transfer its stocks listing from OTC and moved its shares to the Taiwan Stocks Exchange (TWSE).


■ EVA took delivery of its first A330-200 aircraft and introduced new generation of business class, Premium Laurel Class.

■ EVA Europe Cargo Center was established.

■ EVA made a successful record in Taiwan to assist Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (TSMC) transport the    8-inch wafer fab from Taipei to Shanghai.

■ EVA took delivery of the first 777-300ER aircraft (B-16701) in Boeing Company in Seattle, U.S.

■ EVA opened Southern China Cargo Center in Hong Kong, enabling it to acquire market information, integrate regional cargo    goods and discuss regional cooperation plans with local forwarders, which make EVA move air freight shipments in and    out of the region, prepare business plan, sell and discover customers more efficiently and quickly.


■ Recognized 2007 “Best Wines on the Wing” by Global Traveler, a famous travel magazine of U.S.

■ EVA received 2007 The Richard Teller Crane Founder’s Award from the 60th annual International Air Safety Summit (IASS)    held in Seoul for “its corporate leadership in aviation safety programs and its superb safety records.”In the five years since    the coveted award was established, EVA was the first Asian airline and only the second airline among all recipients to    receive it.

■ EVA ranked 1st as the 2008 “Best Ideal Brand of International Airline” for the second year from the surveys of Taiwanese    consumers, Management Magazine.

■ Wanderlust, a leading travel magazine U.K., recognized EVA Silver Award of 2008 “Best Airline”.

■ EVA ranked 2nd “Best White” and 5th “Best Red” of 2007 Cellars in the Sky Awards, published by Business Traveller, a    worldwide famous travel magazine.

■ Air Cargo World, a famous cargo magazine, ranked EVA 6th of 2008 “Air Cargo Excellence Award”. EVA was the second    Asian airline to win the prize and surpassed most of famous airlines that were mainly in charge of cargo business.

■ EVA was recognized “White Gold Medal” among the Reputation Brand investigation of Reader’s Digest magazine.

■ EVA and UNI Air provided cross-strait charter flights services since July 4, 2008.

■ EVA ranked 1st of “Best Premium Economy Class” in the 2008 Airlines services Rating of SKYTRAX.

■ Joined IATA as e-freight airline with the e-AWB service became a milestone of EVA.

■ EVA recognized as “World’s Best 10 Airlines” by Travel & Leisure, a leading traveling magazine of U.S.

■ Selected as “Top 100 Brands” by Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).

■ EVA was awarded Travel Weekly’s 2011 Magellan Award Gold winner for international economy class.

■ Certificated Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) by Customs Administration, Ministry of Finance.


■ EVA Sky Jet Center was available to provide services which makes the service function in Taipei Songshan Airport more    complete.

■ EVA started 777-300ER aircraft renovation. The Business Class will be placed by fully-flat beds and named as “Royal Laurel    Class”.

■ EVA recognized as “The World’s Best Airline” from CommonWealth Magazine’s 2012 Golden Service Awards survey.

■ EVA was awarded CAA’s 2012 “Golden Flyer Award” for International and Cross-Strait Route Group.

■ Became a Star Alliance member since 2013.

■ EVA received “Best Business Class White” and “Best Business Class Sparkling” of Business Traveller’s Cellar in the Sky    Awards 2013.

■ EVA acquired general aviation permission and became the first airline company that provided periodical flights and business    jets services.

■ EVA was recognized as 2014 Top 10 “The World’s Best Long-Haul Airlines” by The Telegraph, U.K. leading media, annual    reader’s select.

■ EVA was received “The World’s Top Ten Best Airlines” and “Best Airline Cabin Cleanliness” in SKYTRAX’s 2015 World    Airline Awards.

■ EVA signed agreements with the Boeing Company to introduce twenty four 787 Dreamliners and two 777-300ERs.

■ EVA was recognized as Top 10 “World’s Safest Airlines” by

■ SKYTRAX announced EVA as “5-Star Airline”.

■ SKYTRAX ranked EVA the 8th of “World Best Airline”, “Best Transpacific Airline”, “Best Business Class Comfort Amenities”    as well as the 3rd “World’s Most Loved Airlines” in 2016.


■ EVA was awarded CAA’s 2016 “Golden Flyer Award” for International and Cross-Strait Route Group.

■ The Infinity Lounge in Taoyuan Airport was rewarded as 2016 “Top 10 First and Business Class Airline Lounges” by    SKYTRAX.

■ Business Traveller awarded EVA the Gold Medal of 2016 “Best Business Class Cellar” and “Best First Class Sparkling”.

■ EVA ranked the world’s safest airlines on the annual index reported by Germany’s AERO International Magazines for 15    consecutive years.

■ TripAdvisor honored EVA “Top 10 Major Airlines in Asia Pacific” and “Best Airline- Taiwan”.

■ SKYTRAX announced EVA as the “5-Star Airline”, 2017 “Best Airline Cabin Cleanliness ”,“Best Business Class Comfort    Amenities” and ranked 6th among “The World’s Top Ten Best Airlines”.

■ EVA was listed 10th of 2017 “The World’s Best International Airlines” on the Travel + Leisure Magazine’s.

■ EVA and UNI Air launched new flights from Songshan to Tianjin, Hangzhou and Chongqing.

■ The first 777 freighter B-16781 was delivered in Boeing Company in Seattle, U.S.A.


■ EVA Air won the Gold Medal for 2017 “Best Business Class Sparkling” by leading magazine Business Traveller.

■ EVA started code share flights with Juneyao Air and provided flight services from Taoyuan-Pudong and Kaohsiung-Pudong.

■ TripAdvisor recognized EVA “Top 10 Major Airlines in Asia Pacific”, “Best Business Class”, “Best Premium Economy    Classes”, “Travelers’ Choice Major Airlines in Asia” and 5th of “World’s Top-10 Best Airlines”

■ EVA was the only company that had been awarded the top 5% of the corporate governance evaluation by Taiwan Stock    Exchange among the TWSE/TPEx Listed Companies for the three consecutive years.

■ EVA launched Taipei to Chiang Mai direct flight service.

■ SKYTRAX announced EVA as the “5-Star Airline”, 2018 “The World’s Best Airport Services” and ranked 5th among “The    World’s Top Ten Best Airlines”.

■ EVA had codeshare flights with Copa Airlines to provide flight services from Taoyuan-Los Angeles-Panama City, Taoyuan-    San Francisco-Panama City, Taoyuan-Chicago-Panama City and Taoyuan-New York-Panama City.

■ recognized the “World’s Top-10 Best International Airlines” and “Best Long-Haul Airline in Asia Pacific.

■ EVA was awarded as Top 50 Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Report Awards.


■ recognized EVA as one of “World’s Best Airlines” for the 6 consecutive years.


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 67 destinations over four continents, except Africa, with 83 aircraft and is still steadily expanding its operation network and fleet. 

Chairman:Lin Bou-Shiu
President:Sun Chia-Ming

Major Shareholder:
Evergreen Marine Corporation
Evergreen International Corporation



Market Capitalization as of Aug. 31, 2019:
NT$ 66,688,252 thousand 

Shares Outstanding as of Aug. 31, 2019:
Common Stock: 4,712,951 thousand shares


EVA Air's Quality Assurance:

Safety and Convenience
Excellent Service
Customer Satisfaction

Marketing Alliances with Other Airlines:


Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, All Nippon Airways, Asiana Airlines, Avianca, Bangkok Airways, Copa Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, Juneyao Airlines, Shandong Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Thai Airways, Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Uni Airways, United Airlines.



Air China Cargo.


EVA Air's Affiliate: (As of Sep. 1, 2019)

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.


Hsiang-Li Investment Corporation


PT Perdana Andalan Air Service


Sky Castle Investment Ltd.


EVA Flight Training Academy


Major Shareholders:(As of Apr. 26, 2019)

EntityNumber of SharesPercentage
Evergreen Marine Corp.(Taiwan)Ltd.753,974,96916.00%
Evergreen International Corp.533,348,94411.32%
Falcon Investment Services Ltd.501,804,30910.65%
Evergreen Steel Crop.233,632,9334.96%
New Labor Pension Fund94,101,4972.00%
Evergreen International Storage&Transport Corp.47,538,6191.01%
Morgan Stanley & Co. International Plc43,497,8360.92%

Operational Data in Year 2018:


Number of Passenger Flown12,541,877
Revenue Passenger Kilometer (RPK)48,368,418,455
Available Seat Kilometer (ASK)59,835,563,790
Load Factor80.84%

Cargo :
Total Freight Tonnage649,184
Freight Tonnage Kilometer (FTK)3,666,262,028
Available Freight Tonnage Kilometer (AFTK)4,392,437,455
Load Factor83.47%

Employee : (As of Aug 31, 2019)

Flight Attendant4,302
Administration Staff5,753


Main Business and Services


The Services


EVA Air Network: (As of Sep. 1, 2019)

AmericaAnchorage*Atlanta*Dallas*Los AngelesNew YorkChicagoSeattle
San FranciscoVancouverTorontoHouston 
Hong KongSeoulKaohsiungOsakaKomatsuKuala LumpurMacau
ManilaNaritaHakodatePenang*Phnom PenhSendaiHo Chi Minh City
AsahikawaChiang MaiNagoyaAomoriMatsuyama
Mainland ChinaGuangzhouChongqingZhengzhouChengduHangzhouHarbinGuilin

*dedicated freighter destinations
Total: 67 destinations


EVA Air Fleet: (As of Sep. 1, 2019)

Aircraft TypeIn ServiceTo Be Delivered
777F (Freighter)5
Total: 83 Aircraft in service



According to Articles of Incorporation of EVA Airways Corporation, the Company has to elect minimum 7 to maximum 9 directors during Annual General Shareholders Meeting. The tenure of the directors shall be 3 years. The directors shall consist Board of Directors which is responsible for determining and executing the Company’s relative business. The Board of Directors shall elect a Chairman of the Board Directors from among the directors by a major vote at a meeting attend by over two-third of the directors, and may also elected a Vice Chairman in the same manner. The Chairman shall be the representative of the Company to manage all the business operation.
To strengthen Corporate Governance and enhance the ability of Board of Directors, the Company sets up Remuneration Committee and Audit Committee which are subordinated under Board of Directors. The Remuneration Committee is responsible for periodically reviewing the remuneration policies of directors and managers and stipulating a reasonable remuneration for them according to their devotion on company operation. The Audit Committee is mainly responsible for monitoring the fair presentation of the Company’s financial statements, the appointment, dismissal and independence of CPA as well as the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control.
The Company also appoint one President to handle the Company’s business according to the resolutions of Board of Directors. The appointment and dismissal of the President shall be decided by a resolution to be adopted by majority vote of the directors at a meeting of the Board of Directors attended by at least a majority of the entire directors of the Company.



Auditing Div.

Responsible for the inspection and evaluation of internal control to promote operating performance.

Legal & Insurance Div.

Responsible for aviation insurance affairs, contracts review, legal consultation, litigation and non-contentious matters.

Public Relations Div.

Responsible for advertising, planning PR activities and corporate image marketing.

Human Resources Div.

Responsible for human resources management, recruiting, execution of general training programs, employee assistance and care, and union affairs.

General Affairs Dept.

Responsible for the building maintenance, dormitory operations, receptions for visiting, employee cafeteria operations and so on.

Clinic Div.

Responsible for arranging employee’s regular health examinations, health promotion, disease prevention, medical consultation and general medical treatments.

Finance Div.

Responsible for financial statements, tax processing, funding management, recording and auditing operation revenue, providing operating analysis data and so on.

Stocks Dept.

Responsible for stocks affairs, board meeting and shareholders’ meeting affairs, and corporate governance related matters.

Corporate Safety, Security & Environment Div.

Responsible for drawing up corporate safety, security, environment and energy related policies; establishing corporate safety, security, environment and energy management system; implementing flight and ground staff safety and security trainings; carrying out irregular flight and ground safety or security emergency event response and investigation. 

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.

Digital And Information Planning Dept.

Responsible for the planning and management of passenger and cargo service systems, data science, customer experience, e-commerce, social media, and Star Alliance digital services.

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.

Cargo Div.

Responsible for the worldwide freight revenue management, capacity management, pricing and marketing strategy development.

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 pilots’ scheduling, management and training, flight dispatch, analyzing aircraft performances and fuel consumption of routes, formulating operating manual for aircraft and flight simulator equipment management.

Cabin Crew Div.

Responsible for the flight attendant’s scheduling, management and training, formulating standard operating procedures, etc.

Cabin Service Div.

Responsible for 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 engineering technologies, maintenance program planning and control, fleets airworthiness monitoring, the audit of aircraft spare part purchase and repair, and so on.

Airport Div.

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.

Computer Div.

Responsible for the design and maintenance of computer programs, the procurement of computer equipment and maintenance and the consulting of operation computer system.

Foreign Branches

Responsible for the branch’s development and promotion of passenger and freight related businesses  overseas.


Management Team

TitleNameEducation and Experience
PresidentSun Chia-MingBachelor of International Trade, Chinese Cultural University
Chief Executive Vice PresidentHo Ching-Sheng

Master of Aviation Safety, University of Central Missouri
Master of Business Administration, University of Central Missouri

Senior Vice President, Auditing Div.Lee Yi-Chung

Bachelor of Accounting, Tunghai University
Deputy Senior Vice President, Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corp.

Executive Vice President, Legal & Insurance Div.Hsu Hui-Sen

Master of the Law of the Sea, National Taiwan Ocean University
Legal Affairs (Senior Vice President), Group Management Head Office

Executive Vice President, Public Relations Div.Chen Yao-Min

Department of Tourism, World College of Journalism

Executive Vice President, Human Resources Div.Hsiao Chin-Lung

Department of International Trade, Tamsui Institute of Business Administration

Senior Vice President, General Affairs Dept.Soong AllenDepartment of Tourism, World College of Journalism
Doctor, Clinic Div.Liu Yu-ChingBachelor of Medicine, National Taiwan University
Executive Vice President, (Financial Officer), Finance Div.Tsai Ta-WeiBachelor of Accounting, Chinese Cultural University
Senior Vice President, Stocks Dept.Hsieh Shu-HuiBachelor of Law, Soochow University

Chief Executive Vice President, (hold a position of) Corporate Safety, Security & Environment Div.
/Occupational Safety & Health Div.

Ho Ching-ShengMaster of Aviation Safety, University of Central Missouri
Master of Business Administration, University of Central Missouri
Executive Vice President, Corporate Planning Div.Liao Chi-Wei

Master of Marine Biology, National Sun Yat-sen University
President (Junior Vice President), EZFLY.COM Corporation

Senior Vice President, Operation Management Dept.Lin Ta-YuanBachelor of Economics, Feng Chia University
Deputy Senior Vice President, Digital And Information Planning Dept.Chiu Chung-YuBachelor of Mechanical Engineering, Feng Chia University
Executive Vice President, Passenger Management Div.Li Shyh-LiangBachelor of Traffic and Transportation Management, Feng Chia University
Executive Vice President, (hold a position of) Passenger Business Div.Li Shyh-LiangBachelor of Traffic and Transportation Management, Feng Chia University
Executive Vice President, Customer Service Div.Lu Yu-ChuanBachelor of Business Administration, Fu Jen University 
Junior Vice President, Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corp.
Executive Vice President, Cargo Div.Chuang Shih-HsiungBachelor of Animal Science and Biotechnology, Tunghai University
Deputy Senior Vice President, Loyalty Marketing Dept.Liu Ying-ChunBachelor of Spanish, Tamkang University
Executive Vice President, Flight Operations Div.Chen Yeou-YuhBachelor of Maritime Science, Tamkang University
Executive Vice President, (hold a position of) Cabin Crew Div.Chen Yeou-YuhBachelor of Maritime Science, Tamkang University
Executive Vice President, Cabin Service Div.Chang Jang-Tsang

Bachelor of Business Management, Tatung University
Senior Vice President, UNI Airways Corp.

Executive Vice President, Engineering & Maintenance Div.Kuo Chun-Yi

Bachelor degree in Aeronautical Engineering, Feng Chia University
Executive Vice President, Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corp.

Executive Vice President, Airport Div.Yeh Shih-Chung

Bachelor of Industrial Management, National Taiwan Institute of Technology

Office Chief (Deputy Senior Vice President), Sky Jet CenterLee KangBachelor of Traffic and Transportation Management, Feng Chia University
Executive Vice President, Computer Div.Fang Gwo-Shianng

Bachelor of Computer Science, Feng Chia University
Deputy Junior Vice President, Evergreen IT Corp.