EVA AIR joins the STAR ALLIANCE NETWORK Wider Choice in Growing Cross-Straits Market

07EVA Air joins the Star Alliance network, further strengthening the Alliance’s presence in the Asia/Pacific market. At the official joining 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 has now unanimously accepted EVA Air into our Alliance.”
“Star Alliance, since its inception, has had a strong presence in Asia / Pacific. With the addition of EVA Air to our existing combinations of member carriers and hubs, EVA Air further cements its position of providing the strongest network on an international scale to, from, and within this ever growing region. They are looking forward to welcoming new customers from Taiwan and serving more travelers on the expanding Cross-Straits market”, Schwab said.
Austin Cheng, President, 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 travelers to new ways of connecting to destinations throughout Asia via our hub in Taipei.”
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. In total, Star Alliance now offers 10 hubs across Asia / Pacific: Tokyo – Narita and Haneda, Seoul – Incheon, Beijing, Shanghai – Pudong, Taipei – Taoyuan, Shenzhen, Bangkok, Singapore and Auckland.
EVA Air now offers through check-in to the final destination for connecting flights operated by any Star Alliance member airline for both passengers and baggage, hence providing seamless travel. Passengers benefit as they do not need to collect their boarding passes for connecting flights at the transfer airports and, where permitted by local customs regulations, baggage will also be sent through to the final destinations.
EVA Air is now included in the Asia Airpass alongside all other Asia based Star Alliance member airlines. This special coupon and mileage based fare is available to all overseas visitors to the region traveling on a Star Alliance member airline and allows customers to travel around Asia. including Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.
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