EVA Air boosts North American flights

EVA Air boosts North American flights

EVA Air is continuing to expand following its membership of the international Star Alliance.

The airline revealed earlier it will increase its North American services from 45 flights a week to 55, boosting frequency to Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Toronto and Vancouver.

By adding 22 per cent more flights from June, EVA will also expand capacity, offer passengers greater convenience and provide more flights between North America and Taiwan than any other airline.

Travellers can book from the expanded schedule now through travel agents or on the airline’s website.

Since joining Star Alliance in June 2013, Taiwan’s leading independent airline has experienced growing demand for its services among business travellers.

There has been a substantial increase in the numbers of business passengers flying the airline from North America to south east Asia via its hub in Taipei.

Bookings for EVA’s Royal Laurel Class business cabin have also climbed.

The service was launched on the New York – Taipei route in June 2012.

Average loads on EVA’s North America flights exceeded 80 per cent in 2013 and company officials expect bookings to keep climbing in 2014.

It will accommodate this growth and the added frequency by taking delivery of three Boeing 777-300ERs in the second quarter of 2014 and deploying the new aircraft on long-haul flights between North America and Taiwan. EVA will add the service in two phases: