Takes off with premium service, comfort & technology
EVA Air recently took delivery of its 16th and 17th Boeing 777-300ER at the Boeing factory in Everett, Washington. Boeing and EVA staged a delivery ceremony led by EVA Chairman K.W. Chang and Boeing Marketing, Sales Strategy & Operations Vice President Ihssane Mounir.
“Our new Boeing 777-300ERs equip us to initiate significant changes in the flying experience we offer. We are going to make flying more fun and more comfortable than ever for our passengers,” said EVA Air Chairman K.W. Chang.
EVA’s new Boeing777-300ERs are the first in the world to be equipped with Panasonic’s latest generation eX3 inflight entertainment system and Global Communication Suite (GCS). With this system, EVA now offers passengers SMS roaming service to send and receive short messages on their own mobile phones.
On EVA’s all-new eX3 Star Gallery inflight entertainment system, passengers can enjoy high-quality audio and video entertainment in every seat throughout the aircraft. And the airline has made it as fast and smooth to back up and fast forward on its inflight entertainment system as it is for passengers to use their own personal electronic devices. The airline also now provides Sky Wi-Fi access. Passengers can now send and receive e-mails, use instant messaging APPs and check in on social media. Flying with EVA allows you to be completely connected to your world.
EVA has also upgraded individual seat-back entertainment systems with high-resolution monitors and multi-touch technology. In Economy Class and Elite premium economy, EVA has enlarged monitors to slightly over 11”. It has now equipped its Royal Laurel Class top cabin with 16-inch screens and AV control handsets. Now, passengers in this cabin can simultaneously play video games on their handsets and use the remote controls to execute functions on the seat-back screens.
Instead of the typical tap operating method, passengers can choose among recent-release movies and games using slide and touch techniques similar to multi-touch technology capabilities on iPads.
As it places its new 777-300ERs in service, EVA is also updating Royal Laurel Class service items. It is outfitting cabins with new noise-cancelling headsets that have better sound quality and enhanced noise-reduction performance. It has begun serving Fiji Water, a popular premium bottled product from the Fiji Islands. And it is stepping up efforts to make passengers comfortable and feel at home onboard its flights by offering pajamas. The new nightwear is simple and elegant, available in dark and light brown, and made of silky soft fabric.
As it places its new aircraft in operation, EVA will increase flight frequency from North America, starting June 3, 2014. It will initiate one of the new aircraft as BR31 on Monday’s and Tuesday’s New York – Taipei flights, boosting service on the route from five times a week to daily. As EVA continues to take delivery of new Boeing777-300ER in June, it will raise EVA’s North American total services from 45 flights per week to 55.