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EVA launches Mumbai services

EVA Air will launch Mumbai passenger services on December 10, 2006 with three flights per week. The Taiwan-based airline will serve the route with one of its spacious Boeing 747-400s configured with four cabins, including Super First, Super Business, Evergreen Deluxe and Economy Classes.

EVA flight BR71 will depart Taipei on Wednesdays and Fridays at 11pm, and Sundays at 11:30pm, arriving in Mumbai seven hours later.Return flight BR72 will leave Mumbai on Mondays Thursdays and Saturdays at 6:30am, and arrive back in Taipei at 3pm the same day. Convenient connecting services fly travellers onward to San Francisco, Los Angeles and other gateways in the United States.EVA’s new Mumbai service will make travel between India and Taiwan faster and more convenient, requiring just one easy stop in Taiwan on trips both to and from the US.

EVA initiated cargo services to Mumbai in 1999 and to Delhi in 2003.Almost one-third of India’s total export volume passes through Mumbai, the largest city in the country and the biggest seaport.Mumbai is already a thriving cargo gateway for EVA and offers increasing market potential.

India is the second-largest software exporter in the world.It is also well established as an exporter of talent, especially engineers and highly educated experts in technology. Taiwan’s high-tech giants have recruited Indian engineers and experts, creating a steady stream of travel back and forth.On a larger scale, East Indian communities in the Silicon Valley and Los Angeles are flourishing and fueling expanding demand for business and leisure travel between India and the US.To better accommodate these travellers, EVA has adjusted its schedule to shorten connection times through Taoyuan International Airport in Taiwan and make its frequent service between the US and India even more convenient and comfortable.