Service starts with four flights a week, expands Turkish Air co-share

Information provided by: EVA Air


TAIPEI, TAIWAN – EVA Air launched nonstop service between Taipei and Istanbul, using Boeing 777-300ERs and starting with four flights a week on March 5, 2016. Turkish Trade Office Representative Ismet Erikan and EVA Executive Vice President Glenn Chai, along with close to 300 passengers, were aboard EVA’s maiden flight to Istanbul.

“I am very glad to see EVA become the first airline in Taiwan to offer nonstop flights between Taipei and Istanbul. This service is going to bring more people from Taiwan to Turkey and, at the same time, introduce more people from here to Taiwan. EVA’s flights will further strengthen economic, trade and cultural exchange,” said the Turkish Trade Office Representative Ismet Erikan.

The Boeing 777-300ERs EVA is flying between Taipei and Istanbul fulfill a wide range of market demands. The airline configured its exceptionally comfortable aircraft with three distinct cabins, Royal Laurel business, Elite premium economy and Economy Classes. Royal Laurel seats can be converted into fully lie-flat beds approximately 2 meters long with the push of a button. Elite offers spacious seating, comforts and amenities that satisfy both leisure and business flyers. And Economy Class comes with on-demand seat-back entertainment and ports for charging devices. Passengers in every cabin can look forward to EVA’s trademark warm, friendly service.

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“EVA is bringing our award-winning service into this market and we want this route to thrive,” said EVA Executive Vice President Glenn Chai. “Istanbul is unique to both Europe and Asia in its geographical advantages. From here, it’s easy for passengers to connect onward aboard flights to most of Europe’s major cities. And with our new service, travelers from Turkey and Europe have easy access to leading destinations throughout Asia and Mainland China.”

In 2015, SKYTRAX awarded EVA its top, first-place ranking for Best Airline Cabin Cleanliness. Repeatedly since 2004, Aero International has ranked EVA among the world’s 10 safest airlines.  And, for the third consecutive year, AirlineRatings.com rated EVA among the world’s Top-10 Best Airlines and also recognized it among the world’s Top-20 Safest Airlines for 2016.

EVA departs from Taipei to Istanbul in the very early morning and arrives in Ataturk International Airport early enough for passengers to conduct a full day of business, sightsee or connect via a Turkish Airlines flight to major cities in Europe and arrive in time for lunch. EVA gets Istanbul passengers into Taipei in the very early morning, giving them comfortable connection times for numerous onward flights to its numerous gateways throughout Asia and Mainland China.

Istanbul is the only city in the world to span a strait and sit on two continents. It is the main hub for travel between the east and west. It gives transcontinental travelers advantages of its location in Eurasia and makes connecting flights to destinations throughout Europe and the Middle East easier than ever for EVA passengers. The Taipei-Istanbul route and EVA’s code-share arrangement with Turkish Airlines give passengers inviting new travel choices.

Travelers can learn more about EVA routes and services and book travel at www.evaair.com.

About EVA Air:

EVA Air, a Star Alliance member, was formed in 1989 as Taiwan’s first privately owned international airline. It is part of the respected Evergreen Group and a sister company to global container-shipping leader Evergreen Line. It flies a fleet of close to 70 Boeing and Airbus aircraft to more than 60 international destinations throughout Asia, Oceania, Europe and North America where its gateways are Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto and Vancouver. With just one easy stop in Taipei, travelers can connect onward to most major cities throughout Asia, including more than 29 destinations in Mainland China. More information about EVA’s routes and services is available at www.evaair.com.


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