EVA Air adds three new routes to Japan
Taiwan airline EVA Air will be expanding its service to Japan in 2019, with the addition of three new destinations – Nagoya, Aomori and Matsuyama.
The new flights will originate from Taipei’s Taoyuan International Airport and complement the eight Japanese gateways the airline currently serves. Subject to government approvals, the initiation of these services will begin in Q2 2019 and continue into Q3 2019.
EVA Air plans to begin daily flights between Taipei and Nagoya on 6 June 2019, using a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner configured for 304 passengers, with 26 in Royal Laurel (Business) Class and 278 in Economy Class. Early morning departures and mid-afternoon returns from/to Taoyuan International Airport will make onward connections easy and convenient for passengers arriving on early morning flights from North America and Europe.
During the third quarter of 2019, the airline will introduce services from Taipei to Aomori and Matsuyama. At the same time, it will increase its capacity to Tokyo Narita, Osaka, Okinawa and Sendai by adding further flights on existing routes and deploying larger aircraft.
By 2022, once all 24 of its brand-new Dreamliners have been delivered, EVA Air expects to have boosted its combined flight capacity by more than 10 per cent on its Japan routes.
Clay Sun, EVA Air’s president said: “With more Boeing 787 Dreamliners being added to EVA Air’s fleet, we plan to reshape the Japan market and enhance our global network strategy. In 2019, we will enhance our connections in Japan with the addition of gateways in Nagoya, Aomori and Matsuyama.
“We will operate this increased level of service by using Boeing 787 Dreamliners and Airbus 330-300s on flights to Tokyo Narita and Osaka. 2019 will also see us increase our flight frequency to Sendai and Okinawa.”