SYDNEY, Australia – June 4th, 2018 – Jeffrey Goh, CEO Star Alliance, used the occasion of the 74th IATA (International Air Transport Association) Annual General Meeting in Sydney to brief the world’s aviation media on the latest developments at the Alliance.
TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, has revealed EVA Air as a winner in four categories of its second annual Travelers’ Choice Awards for Airlines.
EVA Air added its popular Hello Kitty Hand-in-Hand Jet into its Los Angeles schedule on March 27, 2018. It is using the specially painted plane on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday for three of the 21 nonstop flights it operates between Los Angeles and Taipei, Taiwan every week. Travelers can learn more about EVA and its Hello Kitty and Sanrio Family jets at http://www.evakitty.com/en/index.html and book flights through travel agents, the airline’s reservations hotline or at www.evaair.com.
EVA Air will launch daily nonstop flights between Taipei and Chiang Mai, starting on 1 July, 2018. The airline will serve the route with an Airbus A321-200 configured in Business and Economy Classes for 184 passengers. The new route will give passengers on EVA’s 82 weekly flights from North America more convenient access to the largest city in Northern Thailand via easy, one-stop connections through Taipei.
Star Alliance has launched a Digital Services Platform (DSP) as a first step to an overall enhancement of digital and mobile services offered to customers travelling across the 28 airline member Star Alliance network. The platform was developed and implemented in conjunction with global professional services company Accenture (NYSE:ACN) as part of the Alliance’s strategy to further improve the customer journey.
A whirlwind globetrotting trip, stopping only at two destinations for at least 24 hours, is now possible using selected Star Alliance Round the World (RTW) fares. Up to now, a minimum of three stopovers was required for all RTW tickets. This change increases the number of itineraries available under the RTW product for travel on the Star Alliance network.
EVA Air has begun 2018 by introducing a new inflight safety video. Combining the talents of award-winning director Robin Lee and internationally celebrated choreographer Bulareyaung Pagarlava with modern dance, state-of-the-art 3D projection and motion-capture technology, the 5-minute, 26-second video is a work of art that’s as captivating as it is informative. The new safety video is now available on all EVA flights worldwide and on international flights operated by its regional affiliate, UNI Air.
EVA Air is welcoming 2018 with a selection of inflight gourmet treats and designer amenities that includes something new for passengers in every cabin. Starting in January 2018, EVA is introducing new menu and wine lists, designer pajamas and bedding, gourmet cakes and cold-pressed juice, affirming the airline’s ongoing focus on creative and innovative passenger comforts and services that enhance inflight experiences. Once again, EVA has worked with well-known brands to create memorable flights with unique tastes and touches. Travelers can learn more about EVA services and book flights at www.evaair.com.
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.