EVA Air launches non-stop flights from Taipei to Istanbul
EVA Air has launched a non-stop service between Taipei, Taiwan and Istanbul, Turkey.
The new service operates initially with four flights a week, and the maiden flight to Istanbul saw Turkish Trade Office representative Ismet Erikan and EVA Air Executive vice president Glenn Chai, join nearly 300 passengers aboard the Boeing 777-300ER service.
Istanbul Sultangazi District Governor Ali Uslanmaz, Taipei Economic and Cultural Mission Ankara Representative Tai-Hsiang Cheng and special passenger and cargo services guests also joined airline officials and passengers for the maiden flight celebration on its arrival.
Chai said: “EVA Air is bringing our award-winning service into this market and we want this route to thrive. Istanbul is unique to both Europe and Asia in its geographical advantages. From here, it is easy for passengers to connect onward aboard flights to most of Europes major cities. And with our new service, travellers from Turkey and Europe have easy access to leading destinations throughout Asia and mainland China.
Erikan said: “I am very glad to see EVA Air become the first airline in Taiwan to offer non-stop 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 to Taiwan. EVA Air’s flights will further strengthen economic, trade and cultural exchange.”
EVA Air’s Taipei to Istanbul flights depart in the early morning and arrive at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport early enough to conduct a full day of business or sightseeing, or connect via a Turkish Airlines flight to many major cities in Europe.Istanbul to Taipei passengers can also take advantage of EVA Airs flights and arrive in Taipei early in the morning, with comfortable connection times for numerous onward flights to EVA Air gateways throughout Asia and mainland China.
Istanbul is the only city in the world to span a strait and sit on two continents, and is the main hub for travel between the east and west. The city gives transcontinental travellers advantages of its location in Eurasia and makes connecting flights to destinations throughout Europe and the Middle East easier than ever for EVA Air passengers. The Taipei-Istanbul route and EVA Air’s and Turkish Airlines’ codeshare arrangement gives passengers inviting new travel choices that are bound to attract more travellers from Taiwan.
For more information visit www.evaair.com.