EVA Hello Kitty Jet en route to Paris, starting 29
The airline will fly the colorfully liveried Boeing 777-300ER between Taipei
and Paris, starting Oct. 29, 2014.
TAIPEI, Taiwan - EVA Air is taking its Hello Kitty
Hand-in-Hand Jet to Europe. The airline will fly the colorfully liveried
Boeing 777-300ER between Taipei and Paris, starting Oct. 29, 2014. EVA
is offering the fun way to fly just in time for those who want to enjoy
the splendor and romance of fall in the City of Lights. Travelers in
both Asia and Europe can book flights now through travel agents, an EVA
ticket office or on the airline’s website.
EVA’s first long-range Hello Kitty Jet, the Hand-in-Hand Jet has proven
to be popular among travelers worldwide since its launch on regular
Taipei to Los Angeles service in September 2013. The airline has
operated three Hello Kitty flights a week on the route for a little more
than a year while fans in Europe have persistently asked for
opportunities to experience the exclusive aircraft. This is also Hello
Kitty's 40th birthday. Taking her to Paris and introducing her to more
fans and passengers adds to the fun of the birthday festivities.
EVA also flies five Airbus 330 Hello Kitty Jets, each with a different
livery theme, to multiple destinations within Asia. The colorful jets
have proven to be very successful and demand for all of these flights
from travelers and fans around the world is strong.
The Hello Kitty Hand-in-Hand Jet is EVA’s first painted long-haul Boeing
777-300ER. EVA teamed up with Sanrio to create the livery and in-flight
service items so that they reflect the spirit of the global village and
friendship across all countries. The colorful display of major Sanrio
characters, holding hands the entire length of the aircraft, is designed
to bridge cultural barriers and invite new friendships around the world.
EVA is using the charming, lovable characters to make flying fun and
spread happiness among passengers all over the globe.
EVA will operate its Hello Kitty Hand-in-Hand Jet on its regular
schedule as BR87 from Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) to Paris’
Charles de Gaulle (CDG) on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. On the return,
it will fly as BR88, CDG-TPE on Monday, Thursday and Saturday. EVA
offers a total of four weekly flights between Taipei and Paris.
Passengers can book flights now through travel agents, EVA ticket
offices and online at www.evaair.com
just in time to enjoy picturesque Paris in fall or, eastbound, Asia’s
diverse climates, cultures, foods and attractions.
From North America, EVA offers 55 flights a week from Los Angeles, New
York, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto and Vancouver. The Star
member links destinations worldwide, including cities
throughout China and Asia. It offers more flights from North America to
Taipei with more one-stop connections to more business and leisure
gateways than any other airline. Travelers in North America can check
schedules and book flights through travel agents, by calling an EVA
reservations office and online at
EVA AIR BECOMES PART OF STAR ALLIANCE
Luc Citrinot - 19 June 2013
THE INTEGRATION OF TAIWAN-BASED EVA AIR
INTO STAR ALLIANCE OFFERS A WIDER CHOICE OF FLIGHTS IN ASIA AND ESPECIALLY
IN THE GROWING CROSS-STRAITS MARKET
TAIPEI - EVA Air just joined officially on June 18 the Star Alliance
network, further strengthening the Alliance's presence in Asia/Pacific. At
the ceremony held at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Mark Schwab, CEO
Star Alliance said: "EVA Air has successfully completed all joining
requirements and I can confirm that our Chief Executive Board (CEB) has now
unanimously accepted EVA Air into our Alliance."
Founded just over 16 years ago, Star Alliance has progressively built its
presence in Asia/Pacific and now has eight member carriers based in this
region, which continues to show a growing demand in air travel, posting 5.2%
growth in 2012.
At present, 19 Star Alliance member airlines operate more than 4,000 daily
flights to, from and within the Asia /Pacific region, serving 280 airports
in 44 countries. "Star Alliance has since its inception had a strong
presence in Asia / Pacific.With the addition of EVA Air to our existing
combinations of member carriers and hubs, we further cement our position of
providing the strongest network on an international scale to, from and
within this ever growing region. We are looking forward to welcoming new
customers from Taiwan and serving more travellers on the expanding
Cross-Straits market", declared Mr. Schwab.
Austin Cheng, President of EVA Air said: "Star Alliance
membership gives us the privilege of serving new customers from all corners
of the globe and introducing our passengers to the seamless services and
status recognition that the Alliance provides. As a member, we have the
opportunity to introduce travellers to new ways of connecting to
destinations throughout Asia via our hub in Taipei."
Ms. Wang Yingxiang, Vice Chairman of the Air China Group, a
sponsor of Eva Air into Star, added that EVA Air integration will certainly
enable the airline to further enhance its brand value, social influence and
EVA Air's customers will now have access to a global network of 28 airlines,
operating more than 21,900 daily flights to 1,328 airports in 195 countries.
In addition to bringing Kaohsiung in Taiwan and Surabaya in Indonesia as
unique airports to the network, EVA Air expands the Alliance's presence on
the important Cross-Straits market, which has grown from an annual passenger
volume of just over 3 million in 2009 to around 9 million in 2012.
Moreover, Taiwan's geographic location is such that it has the shortest
average distance to all major cities in the Asia-Pacific region, making
Taiwan's Taoyuan International Airport an important hub in the region.
EVA Air’s network includes regional services to China as
well as international service