July 8th, 2005, 01:00 AM
I'm flying to Taipei and Bangkok via Los Angeles on Eva Air and was wondering how good the flight is across the Pacific. If any of you have flown Eva; how does the airline compare to the American Airlines? Is it comfortable, hows the food, etc...?
July 8th, 2005, 01:28 AM
Eva is pretty good... I once flew Eva to Taipei. They are one of the largest airlines in Taiwan, if not the largest. Evergreen Airways. The food is okay, if you like asian cuisine.
July 8th, 2005, 01:33 AM
EVA AIR is the second larger air carrier from Taiwan
They are using B747-400 at transpacific/ European route and mostly for A-340 /MD-11 btw Asia Pacific
Some pictures would be found at below links :)
Enjoy your trip :cheers:
July 8th, 2005, 02:56 AM
Some of EVA's jets have PTVs now as well.
July 9th, 2005, 11:09 PM
The last time I flew transpacific on EVA was in 1996.
They had 4 classes of travel then and I flew on Economy Deluxe, which was a slightly more comfortable version of economy with PTV. I dunno if they still have it now.
The food and service is okay, I just wanted to sleep on the flight!
July 28th, 2005, 07:09 AM
EVA Air celebrates Delivery of Airline's First Boeing 777-300ER
27 July 2005
EVA Air today celebrated delivery of its first Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplane. The airplane is the first of 15 Boeing 777s that EVA Air will receive through 2009.
"The new Boeing 777-300ER equipment will fully upgrade our service quality," said EVA Air Chairman, Steve Lin. "With the most spacious passenger cabin ever developed, the aircraft will provide an even more spacious Premium Laurel cabin. We will also introduce a new ‘Elite Class' and upgraded Economy Class with the introduction of the new aircraft. I believe our passengers will love the product enhancements we are making."
The twin-engine EVA Air 777-300ER carries 316 passengers in a three-class configuration and flies up to 7,705 nautical miles (14,270 kilometers). The airplane is capable of serving such routes as New York - Taipei and Taipei - London.
The 777-300ER uses GE's GE90-115B jet engines.
The EVA Air 777-300ER is also equipped with the Boeing Electronic Flight Bag (EFB). Using hardware from Astronautics Corp. of America and software from Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen, the EFB replaces the large amount of paper crews now carry for flights, placing all required data in digital format at the pilot's fingertips.
August 30th, 2005, 08:33 PM
EVA Airways: First Half Net Profit Down
08.30.2005, 05:59 AM
Taiwan's EVA Airways Corp. said on Tuesday soaring oil prices hurt its first-half net profit, which fell 54 percent compared to the same period in 2004.
Taiwan's second-largest airline by revenue said its net profit for the period from January to the end of June was 589.4 million New Taiwan dollars (US$18.06 million; euro14.77 million), down from NT$1.27 billion in the same period last year.
However, revenue for the first half increased to NT$41.17 billion (US$1.26 billion; euro1.03 billion) from NT$38.07 billion for last year's first half.
The surge in oil prices offset the increase in revenue and weighed on the airline's earnings, said EVA spokesman K.W. Nieh.
"Fuel now accounts for over 30 percent of our operation cost, up from 20 percent two years ago," Nieh said.
The company didn't provide quarterly results in its filing to the Taiwan Stock Exchange.
Based on its first-half and first-quarter results, EVA Airways posted a net profit of NT$53.9 million (US$1.65 million; euro1.35 million) in the second quarter, a tenth of the NT$521.3 million it reported in the year-earlier period.
The company expects revenue of NT$23.2 billion (US$710.45 million; euro581.24 million) and pretax profit of NT$800 million (US$24.49 million; euro20.04 million) in the third quarter, Nieh said.
EVA's shares fell 0.4 percent to NT$13.45 Tuesday, while Taiwan's key stock index fell 0.3 percent.