Eva Air will take delivery of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner during a ceremony at Boeing South Carolina on October 2nd.
Configured to cater for 304 passengers, 26 in Royal Laurel Class and 278 in economy, the new aircraft will unveil the latest generation of the carrier’s business class seats, which have been created in collaboration with Designworks, a BMW company.
Clay Sun, Eva Air president, said: “The introduction of Boeing 787 Dreamliners is essential to our continuous pursuit of service excellence.
“We have adopted a more modern, globalised design concept and combined it with Boeing’s latest aviation technologies to create a luxurious cabin environment and provide all our passengers with an even more comfortable flying experience.”
Chosen by Eva Air to synchronise the airline’s international brand image and the Dreamliner’s unique craftsmanship, Designworks has created the latest generation of Royal Laurel Class seats.
Stepping away from conventional aircraft design and using core concepts of space and brand, the design team has created tailor-made business class seats which seamlessly integrate into a bespoke cabin environment.
The use of mature, muted colours aims to enhance the feeling of a comfortable, spacious environment.
Johannes Lampela, design director at Designworks LA Studio, said: “We wanted Eva Air’s business class experience to be fresh and memorable for passengers and to make service, design and brand all work together.
“Our goal was to take a proven seat platform and make it unique to Eva Air.
“From privacy, service, interaction, stowage and amenities, we explored the holistic passenger experience.”
Eva Air has created more comfortable personal spaces by equipping its new Royal Laurel Class seats with adjustable privacy panels and generous built-in storage cabinets.
The carrier expects to take delivery of three more of 787-9 aircrafts and its first Boeing 787-10 in the second quarter of next year.
By 2022, EVA Air plans to be operating a total of 24 Boeing 787 Dreamliners.