EVA Air has taken delivery of its 22nd Boeing 777-300ER at the Boeing factory in Everett, Washington.
During the delivery, EVA Air also unveiled a new corporate identity system and livery.
EVA Air chairman K.W. Chang and Boeing vice President Jeff Klemann led the ceremony.
The EVA Air chairman, a certified pilot who has earned the rank of captain, took charge of the cockpit for the ferry flight to Taipei and departed Seattle’s Paine Field Airport at 13:30.
“EVA Air was a launch customer for the 777-300ER in 2005 and the aircraft has become the backbone of our long-haul fleet.
“By the end of 2017, we will be operating more than 30 Boeing 777-300ERs,” said Chang.
“We launched our new generation Boeing 777-300ERs last year and significantly upgraded our in-flight services and cabin environments.
“Today, we unveiled a new livery design to herald our continuing commitment to service innovation.
“We aim to give our passengers flying experiences that are even more comfortable and enjoyable, and that include fun and entertainment along the way.”
EVA Air’s new corporate identity retains its original compass design, borrowed from the logotype of the respected Evergreen Group and symbolising the airline’s seamless network and services.
In the livery, the simplified tail design establishes the compass as the focal point for the EVA Air brand and represents the carrier’s commitment to quality service and flight safety.
The elegant curve that flows the length of the aircraft and the dark-green belly emphasise “The New EVA Difference” in the livery design.
Together, these livery design elements illustrate EVA Air’s commitment to becoming a globally respected airline and to maintaining consistency in its core identity and values.
EVA Air will add seven more Boeing 777-300ERs and six more A321-200s by the end of 2016.
After all of its new aircraft are delivered, EVA Air’s fleet will include more than 80 airplanes. EVA Air will deploy its new 777-300ERs on North America routes.
The new aircraft will equip EVA Air to increase its North American services to 77 flights a week by the end of 2016.