EVA Air to commence 787-9 operations to Europe from May-2019

28 March, 2019

EVA Air plans to commence Boeing 787-9 operations to Europe from May-2019 (ATW Online, 26-Mar-2019). The carrier plans to deploy the 787-9 on four times weekly Taiwan Taoyuan-Bangkok Suvarnabhumi-Vienna service and three times weekly Taiwan Taoyuan-Vienna service, effective 09-May-2019, replacing 777-300ER equipment. EVA Air GM Austria and CEE Edward Ho said that although Europe is a relatively small part of the carrier's network, accounting for 10% of its business, "but it is strategically very important". The 787-9 will also operate on Taiwan Taoyuan-Amsterdam route from Oct-2019.