EVA Air, Taiwan’s leading independent airline, has ordered five more Boeing 787-9s following approval by its board of directors on March 13, 2023.
The deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2025 and be completed in 2027.
And, starting in mid-2024, EVA Air will update and reconfigure its 787-9s to add its popular Premium Economy Class to the Royal Laurel and Economy options now available on the aircraft.
Inclusion of this latest 787 order will increase the number of B787s in EVA’s fleet to a total of 26, 13 B787-9s and 13 B787-10s.
More information about EVA’s fleet and cabin services, in addition to its routes and booking choices, is available at www.EVAAir.com.
“We will put our new Boeing 787-9s to work on long-haul routes to Europe and North America. The introduction of Premium Economy on these aircraft will meet growing operational needs and make our flights even more attractive to passengers,” said EVA President Clay Sun.
“We will continue to offer two cabin choices on our Boeing 787-10s and use them for flights within Asia and to Oceania.”
Boeing designed its 787 Dreamliners with lighter composite construction, using materials such as carbon fibre.
More than 50% of the aircraft’s total weight comes from these kinds of advanced materials, significantly reducing the aircraft’s overall weight and likelihood of metal fatigue or corrosion, lowering maintenance costs.
By choosing to use advanced GEnx engines, EVA Air is also shrinking fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by 25%, compared to the power systems used on traditional wide-body aircraft.
These high fuel efficiencies combined with range capabilities equip EVA to further enhance operational performances and passenger services.