Taiwan’s leading independent airline, EVA Air, is introducing non-stop flights between Taipei and Houston.
Effective from June 19th next year, the airline will initiate the new service with three flights a week and increase frequency to four from July 1st 2015.
The new route will provide passengers with a comfortable way to fly from the south western region of the United States to Taipei and conveniently transfer to major destinations throughout Asia.
EVA Air will serve the route with its latest Boeing 777-300ER aircraft which will be delivered in May 2015 and brightly painted with eye-catching Hello Kitty and Sanrio characters.
The 333-seat aircraft will be configured with 39 seats in Royal Laurel business, 56 in Elite premium economy and 238 in Economy class.
It will be equipped with Wi-Fi, the latest in-flight entertainment system and SMS roaming service, enabling passengers to send and receive text messages on their own mobile phones.
Flights will be between Taipei’s Taoyuan International and Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airports.
EVA Air operates a comprehensive routing network in Asia, covering more than 30 destinations in Mainland China and offering flights to Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines and more.
With just one easy stop in Taipei, passengers can make onward connections throughout the entire region.
As part of its network expansion programme, the Taiwanese carrier will further enhance the convenience of its one-stop connections by flying the new Hello Kitty jet between Taipei and Singapore in addition to Houston.