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FORMED IN 1989 AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1991. DOMESTIC, REGIONAL & INTERNATIONAL, SCHEDULED & CHARTER, PASSENGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.
EVA AIR BUILDING
9F, 117, CHANG-AN RD, SEC 2
TAIPEI 104, TAIWAN
EVA AIR BUILDING
376 HSIN-NAN ROAD
SECTION 1, LUCHU
TAOYUAN HSIEN 338, TAIWAN
TAIWAN (REPUBLIC OF CHINA) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1949, IT IS AN ISLAND COVERING AN AREA OF 36,179 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 21.5 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS TAIPEI, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS CHINESE.
MARCH 1993: EVA AIR (EVA) IS A SUBSIDIARY OF EVERGREEN SHIPPING LINE. OWNS 32% UNI AIR (MAK), & 25% (GCA).
1992 = -$45.6 MILLION.
JUNE 1993: 747-45E (RT953; RT954) DELIVERIES. STARTED 3/WEEK 747-45E, 386 PAX, 4 CLASS, TO (SEA-TAC) & NEW YORK.
OCTOBER 1993: 747-45E (RT161; RT162) DELIVERIES.
JANUARY 1994: 1993 = -$52 MILLION.
FEBRUARY 1994: 767-200 DELIVERY. TO MALE, MALDIVES WITH 767-300ER, 254 PAX, 2 CLASS.
AUGUST 1994: 1ST MD-11 DELIVERY.
OCTOBER 1994: 767-200 TO KAOHSIUNG.
NOVEMBER 1994: 2ND MD-11 (CF6-80C2D1F) DELIVERY.
JANUARY 1995: 1994 = -$32.7 MILLION.
1 747-400/CO (CF6-80C2B1F) DELIVERY.
91 767 EXTENDED TWIN-ENGINE OPERATIONS (ETOPS) FLIGHTS/MONTH OVER PACIFIC.
FEBRUARY 1995: 1 747-400/CO DELIVERY. INTRODUCED 4 PASSENGER CLASSES: SUPER FIRST, SUPER BUSINESS, ECONOMY DELUX & ECONOMY.
MARCH 1995: 32% UNI AIR (MAK) for $18 MILLION.
JUNE 1995: 4/4 ORDERS 777-200'S. 2ND MD-11F DELIVERY.
JULY 1995: 20% (GCA) for $13 MILLION.
CHAIRMAN/PILOTS MEETING: LETTER OF INTENT (LOI) FOR 777-ER COMBI'S. MD-11 HAS PERFORMANCE PROBLEMS, ESPECIALLY RANGE. CARGO MARKET IS DEVELOPING FAST, BUT TRAFFIC RIGHTS LIMITS, WHEREAS OPEN SEAS RESULTED IN RECENT ORDER FOR 25, FOR (EVA) MARINE.
AUGUST 1995: 3RD MD-11F DELIVERY. BUYS +19% (MAK) (NOW 51%).
SEPTEMBER 1995: YUN-FA CHENG BECOMES CHAIRMAN, EVERGREEN GROUP; SHEN-CHIH CHENG, NEW (EVA) CHAIRMAN; FRANK HSU, VICE CHAIRMAN; & RICHARD HUANG, PRESIDENT.
5 OF 9 767'S EXTENDED TWIN-ENGINE OPERATIONS (ETOPS) EQUIPPED: 92 (ETOPS) FLIGHTS/MONTH OVER PACIFIC.
OCTOBER 1995: 6/6 ORDERS, $348 MILLION, MD-90's (5 TO (MAK), STARTING NOVEMBER 1995), 1 TO (EVA) SEPTEMBER 1996, 12F, 143Y.
NOVEMBER 1995: ESTABLISHING FREIGHT LINKS IN EUROPE WITH MD-11F (80 TONNES), AMSTERDAM (AMS) - DUBAI - SINGAPORE (SIA) - TAIPEI SERVICE. TO PANAMA, VIA (LAX) (3/WEEK 747-400C, 269 PAX, 4 CLASS).
"ASIA-PACIFIC BUSINESS TRAVELER" MAGAZINE RANKED (EVA) 1ST IN "PASSENGER (PAX) SEATING COMFORT."
NEW ROUTES: AUCKLAND (2/WEEK 767-300), LOS ANGELES (LAX), DULLES, (3/WEEK, 747-400M). IN 1996, TO MACAU WITH 767-200 PROVIDES 5% OF DOMESTIC SEATS. CODE SHARE WITH ANSETT AIRLINES (ANS), TO SYDNEY.
JANUARY 1996: 1995 = +$7.23 MILLION (1ST PROFIT IN 5 YEARS!): +50% PASSENGERS (PAX), 72% LF LOAD FACTOR. EXPECT +$22 MILLION FOR 1996.
MARCH 1996: APPLIED FOR COMBI SERVICE TO ANCHORAGE & NEW YORK. TO MALDIVES, & BRUSSELS (767-300ER).
PURCHASED 30% TAIWAN AIRLINES (1 DORNIER 228 & 3 BN-2'S) FOR $11M - TO PROVIDE TECHNICAL SUPPORT AND MAINTENANCE.
APRIL 1996: +2 ORDERS 747-400'S (CF6-80C2).
MAY 1996: 2 747-400C's (CF6-80C2) (28092; 28093). WOULD CONSIDER 10+ 747-500(X)'s, @ $200M EACH.
MAY 1996: +4 ORDERS MD-90-30's (V2500) (4/97) (NOW 10 ORDERS).
JULY 1996: TO HONG KONG (COMPETE WITH CHINA AIRLINES (CHI) AND CATHAY PACIFIC (CAT).
MASAHIKO SAITO, EXECUTIVE ADVISOR ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE (EX-JAPAN AIRLINES (JAL) QUALITY ASSURANCE (QA).
SEPTEMBER 1996: DUE TO NUMEROUS DELAYS, AND COMPLAINTS FROM (EVA) MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL AT SEA-TAC, (EVA) WILL RE-EVALUATE EFFECTIVENESS OF MD-11, AND MAY SUBSTITUTE A 747-400.
OCTOBER 1996: MAINTENANCE CONTRACT, FOR "A" + "C" CHECKS, ON PHILIPPINE AIRLINES (PAL) MD-11S, 1ST 2 MD-90'S (V2528-D5), INCLUDING 1 FOR UNI AIR (MAK).
NOVEMBER 1996: ENGINEERING SAYS THAT DUE TO NO EXPERIENCE WITH DIGITAL DATA (SGML), ARE REQUESTING BOEING DIGITAL DATA GROUP VISIT.
JANUARY 1997: +2 747-400'S PASSENGER AIRPLANES (LATE 1997 & 1998). ALSO +2 MD-11F'S (10 & 11/97).
INTEREST IN DIGITAL DATA AND WILL VISIT BOEING THIS MONTH INCLUDING PORTABLE MAINTENANCE AID (PMA).
NEW ROUTE TO PHNOM PENH, KAMPUCHEA (767-200, 212 PAX).
/96 = +$17.09M: 4.26M PAX (3.12M), INTERNATIONAL PAX +36%, 75.59% LF.
FEBRUARY 1997: 15TH 747-400 DELIVERY.
APRIL 1997: LAUNCHES TAICHUNG - KINMEN SERVICE, WITH GREAT CHINA AIRLINES WET-LEASED DASH-8'S, SINCE TAICHUNG SHUINAN AIRPORT, CANNOT HANDLE JETS.
1 MD-90-30 (V2528-D5) DELIVERY.
MAY 1997: NEGOTIATING 30 AIRPLANES 747'S, 5/5 757'S, 777 VS A330/A340 VS MD-11'S.
1ST FLIGHT TO AMSTERDAM.
MD-11F TO BRUSSELS, 85 TON CAPACITY, VIA DUBAI, AND SINGAPORE.
JUNE 1997: LETTER OF INTENT (LOI) WITH GENERAL ELECTRIC (GE), FOR JOINT ENGINE MAINTENANCE FACTORY, INCLUDING >100,000 LBS THRUST TEST CELL.
$100M, 2 ORDERS (10/98) MD-11F'S.
JULY 1997: CONTRACT FOR BOEING ON LINE DATA (BOLD), DISC & PORTABLE MAINTENANCE AID (PMA), WITH SITA NETWORK, PC AND SERVER INSTALLED.
USA (FAA) PART 129 & 145 AUDIT.
93 180 MINUTES 767 (ETOPS) FLIGHTS/MONTH OVER PACIFIC.
MD-90-30 (53571) DELIVERY.
AUGUST 1997: CODE SHARE WITH MERPATI PASSENGER & CARGO SERVICE, TO BALI (767-200, 212 PAX). CODE SHARE WITH CONTINENTAL AIRLINES (CAL).
RETURNED 767 (VN731) TO TACA INTERNATIONAL (TAC), LEAVING 4 767-200'S (VB441-4), & 4 767-300ER'S (VN471; VN472; VN791; VN792).
SEPTEMBER 1997: 2 ORDERS (/98) BOEING MD-11F'S, NOW 3 MD-11'S, AND 3 +2 ORDERS MD-11F'S.
OCTOBER 1997: 5,663 EMPLOYEES.
TO DENPASAR (767-200).
(ISO) 9002 CERTIFICATION RECEIVED, FOR PASSENGER, CARGO & MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS.
104 767 180 MINUTES (ETOPS) FLIGHTS/MONTH OVER PACIFIC.
NOVEMBER 1997: MAINTENANCE DIVISION, TO BE SEPARATED FROM (EVA), TO BECOME "EVER SAFETY" MAINTENANCE COMPANY.
LETTER OF INTENT (LOI) 6/6 ORDERS (2002) A340-500/-600'S. A340-500, 313 PAX, 3 CLASS, 8,500 NM, $147M EACH, A340-600, 375 PAX, 3 CLASS, 7,500 NM, $155M EACH. MD-11F (48778) DELIVERY.
DECEMBER 1997: IN 3/98, TO OSAKA KANSAI (MD-11, 275 PAX), BY ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS (ANA) CODE SHARE.
+2 ORDERS (1999) MD-11'S FOR TOTAL 12 ORDERS. 8TH MD-11F DELIVERY.
JANUARY 1998: IN EARLY 1998, PARENT COMPANY EVERGREEN, TO FORM (EGAT) EVERGREEN AVIATION TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION, INVESTING $178M, WITH (EVA) ENGINEERING MAINTENANCE FACILITIES, HOLDING MAJORITY STAKE, GE AIRCRAFT ENGINES 20%, 20% FROM EUROPEAN, & ASIAN GROUP, INCLUDING SINGAPORE TECHNOLOGIES AEROSPACE CORPORATION.
NONSTOP TO MOSCOW (MD-11) IN 3/98, BILATERAL WITH TRANSAERO (TRX). DEDICATED CARGO SERVICE TO CHICAGO (ORD) (MD-11F).
1996 CARGO REVENUE = $340M, & 1997 PROJECTED +20% = 33% TOTAL REVENUE. GOAL FOR NEXT 5 YEARS IS TO REACH 50% TOTAL AIRLINE REVENUE.
TAIPEI (TPE) - ANCHORAGE (ANC) - SAN FRANCISCO (SFO) - CHICAGO (ORD) - (ANC) - (TPE) (2/WEEK), & (TPE) - (ANC) - (ORD) - (ANC) - (TPE) (1/WEEK). KAOHSIUNG - JAKARTA (767-200). FOR LUNAR NEW YEAR, TO OPERATE 180 MINUTES (ETOPS) 767-300ER TO BRISBANE (BNE), AUKLAND (AKL), CHRISTCHURCH (CHC), MELBOURNE (MEL), & GUAM (GUM). NON-(ETOPS) 767-200/-300 CHARTERS, TO (HKT), SINGAPORE (SIN), FUKUOKA (FUK), DENPASAR (DPS), & (FUL). MD-11F CARGO CHARTERS, TO MANIALA (MNL), & LONDON HEATHROW (LHR). MD-90 TO (MFM). USA (DOT) OK'S CODE SHARE WITH CONTINENTAL AIRLINES (CAL), TO HONOLULU8 (HNL), SEATTLE (SEA), (SFO), & LOS ANGELES (LAX).
747-45E DELIVERY, DELAYED FROM 11/97.
FEBRUARY 1998: USA (FAA) AUDIT OF REPAIR STATION CERTIFICATE AWAITS FURTHER AUDIT.
MARCH 1998: AIRLINE ANALYSTS, SAY (EVA) HAS BECOME A "NICHE" CARRIER, FOR HONG KONG AND JAPAN MARKETS, & HAS OVERTAKEN CHINA AIRLINES (CHI), OVER THE PACIFIC. 45% REVENUE FROM HONG KONG, & JAPAN.
GOVERNMENT CONCERN'S OVER RECENT ISLAND'S POOR SAFETY RECORD, SUGGEST MERGER OF UNI AIRLINES (MAK), GREAT CHINA AIRLINES (GCA), & TAIWAN AIRLINES, INTO A SINGLE COMPANY (EVA).
NEW NONSTOP KAOHSIUNG - LOS ANHGELES (LAX) (747-400) IN 6/98. TO OSAKA, (ANA) CODE SHARE. CODE SHARE WITH AIR NEW ZEALAND (ANZ), TO AUCKLAND, & BRISBANE.
APRIL 1998: CODE SHARE WITH AIR NIPPON (ANK), TO OSAKA (MD-11).
5,700 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 1,950 FC & 800 MT).
FISCAL YEAR (FY) 1997 = +$29.75M (+89%) (+$15.7M).
MAY 1998: 1ST 4 MONTHS (INTERNATIONAL) = 5.2B RPK (+3.1%), 774M FTK (+23.2%), 1.17M PAX.
JUNE 1998: LOS ANGELES (LAX) - KAOHSIUNG (747-400), WILL CONNECT WITH MD-90, TO HO CHI MINH CITY. TO DUBAI - PARIS (747-400 COMBI), AND TO BANGKOK - VIENNA (MD-11).
JULY 1998: RICHARD HUANG, PRESIDENT = PRESIDENT AMERICA DIVISION, NEW JERSEY, REPLACED BY FRANK HSU.
1997 TOP WORLD OPERATORS COMPARISON:
FTK (FREIGHT TRAFFIC) (B): 10 CAT 3.6; 11 NWA 3.3; 12 UAL 3.2; 13 CHI 2.8; 14 EVA 2.7; 15 DAL 2.5; 16 CLX 2.4; 17 AAL 2.4; 18 PAO 1.9.
RECEIVED (FAA) PART 145, FOREIGN REPAIR STATION APPROVAL.
SEPTEMBER 1998: 1ST 6 MONTHS = -$17M (+$30M).
OCTOBER 1998: LAUNCHES CARGO SERVICE TO DALLAS/FORT WORTH (DFW), VIA ANCHORAGE (MD-11F) (17TH CARGO DESTINATION). MD-11F HAS 80 TON, & 747-400C HAS 40 TON, CARGO CAPACITY.
MD-11F (630-48786) DELIVERY. CANCELS 6/6 ORDERS A340-600'S.
4 767'S 180 MINUTES EXTENDED TWIN ENGINE OPERATIONS (ETOPS) OVER PACIFIC, FLIGHTS/MONTH (TOTAL FLIGHTS) = 86 (10,917).
NOVEMBER 1998: (EVA) SUBSIDIARY, UNI AIR (MAK), TAKES OVER MYANMAR AIRWAYS (BRM). MYANMAR GOVERNMENT OWNS 70%, REST OWNED BY HISONIC ENTERPRISE, SINGAPORE. (BRM) FLYS TO BANGKOK, PHNOM PENH, SINGAPORE, HANOI, HO CHI MINH CITY, & VIENTIANE (757), & IN 12/99, TO KUALA LUMPUR & HONG KONG.
MD-11F (631-48787) DELIVERY.
DECEMBER 1998: CODE SHARE WITH AMERICA WEST (AMW), VIA LOS ANGELES (LAX), & SAN FRANCISCO (SFO), TO LAS VEGAS, & PHOENIX.
2 MD-90-30'S (2153-53534; 2171-53568) TO UNI (MAK).
JANUARY 1999: 1998 = +$2.3M. PROJECTS +$14.5M FOR 1999, (-$27M).
DIRECT CARGO SERVICE TO MUMBAI (MD-11F) - BRUSSELS - MUMBAI - SINGAPORE - TAIPEI (3/WEEK).
OPENS 56,000 SQ FT, CARGO FACILITY, AT NEWARK. SUBLEASED 16,000 SQ FT, TO HANDLING AGENT, FOR BRITISH AIRWAYS (BAB), AMERICA WEST (AMW), (KLM), & US AIRWAYS (USA), & 8,000 SQ FT, TO CONTINENTAL AIRLINES (CAL).
1998 CARGO BUSINESS +32%.
APRIL 1999: 5,800 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 1,950 FC & 800 MT).
MAY 1999: (EVA) OPERATES CARGO ROUTES TO 17 DESTINATIONS, IN SOUTHEAST ASIA, INDIA, THE PERSIAN GULF, EUROPE & THE USA. IN 1998, AIR FREIGHT GENERATED 41% OF TOTAL REVENUE, & EXPECT 42% THIS YEAR. WITHIN 3 YEARS TO 50%.
3 ORDERS 747-400F'S (CF6-80C2) (1ST AIRLINE IN TAIWAN) (2/00), "IDEAL FOR LONG-HAUL ROUTES TO EUROPE AND AMERICA." (EVA)'S CARGO FLEET INCLUDES 7 MD-11F'S, & 10 747-400 COMBIS. +2 MD-11F'S THIS YEAR.
JULY 1999: MD-11F DELIVERY (633, B-16112).
AUGUST 1999: 1998 DOMESTIC PASSENGERS PAX: 1 (FAT) 5.08M; 2 (MAK) 4.13M; 3 (FSH) 3.85M; 4 (FRM) 1.47M; 5 (CHI) 848K; 6 (CHN) 812K; 7 (EVA) 409K.
NEW DEDICATED CARGO SERVICE TO ATLANTA, FOLLOWING TAIPEI - CHICAGO (ORD) - ATLANTA - TAIPEI ROUTE (MD-11F).
1ST 7 MONTHS INTERNATIONAL = 10.81B RPK (+17.4%), 1.69B FTK (+19.8%), 2.46M PAX.
MD-11F (634-48790, B-16113) DELIVERY.
SEPTEMBER 1999: DAVID WANG, PRESIDENT EGAT, REASSIGNED IN (EVA) GROUP. PRESIDENT RESPONSIBILITIES ASSUMED BY J C LIOU, AND P J HSU, EX-UNI (MAK).
OCTOBER 1999: TO AMSTERDAM, VIA BANGKOK.
DECEMBER 1999: CARGO CODE SHARE, WITH AIR FRANCE (AFA), "AIR ORIENT" AFFILIATE, TAIPEI - DUBAI - PARIS.
ACQUIRES 5% OF AIR MACAU (MCU) FOR $3.2M.
FEBRUARY 2000: FORMS JOINT COMPANY WITH CHINA AIRLINES (CHI), AIR ASIA, & AIDC (TAIWAN'S AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION), TO FOCUS ON 747/757, PASSENGER (PAX) TO CARGO CONVERSIONS.
POSSIBLE +10% STAKE IN AIR MACAU (MCU).
LETTER OF INTENT (LOI) 4 ORDERS 777-200X'S, & 3 ORDERS 777-300X'S, +5 OPTIONS.
MARCH 2000: CODE SHARE WITH CANADIAN (CDI), TO VANCOUVER. IN 5/00, CODE SHARE WITH QANTAS (QAN), TO BRISBANE & SYDNEY.
1999 = +$37.5M.
APRIL 2000: 5,060 EMPLOYEES. 1999 = +$37.36M (+$2.26M)
MAY 2000: PROJECTS 2000 PRE-TAX = +$49.5M.
JUNE 2000: 4 ORDERS 777-200X'S, AND 3 ORDERS 777-300X'S.
JULY 2000: AWARDED ROUTE TO TOKYO. IN 9/00, TO TOKYO HANEDA (MD-11, 2/WEEK). CHARTER SERVICE TO SAPPORO (767, 3/WEEK).
1999 TOP WORLD AIRLINES COMPARISONS:
FTK (FREIGHT TRAFFIC)( B): 1 FED 10.31; 2 LUB 7.07; 3 UPS 6.02; 4 KAL 5.96; 5 SIA 5.48; 6 AFA 4.73; 7 BAB 4.54; 8 JAL 4.42; 9 KLM 4.15; 10 CAT 3.77; 11 UAL 3.58; 12 CHI 3.38; 13 CLX 3.25; 14 EVA 3.15; 15 NWA 3.02; 16 AAL 2.51; 17 NCA 2.22; 18 MTH 2.06; 19 DAL 1.98.
1ST 747-45EF DELIVERY (30607). OPERATES ITS 1ST 747-400F TO LOS ANGELES (LAX). IN 1999, 43% ($663M) OF REVENUES CAME FROM ITS CARGO OPERATIONS.
1999 = +$36.05M (+$2.26M): 18.16B RPK (+8.9%); 74.6% LF; 3.15B FTK (+23.9%); 3.87M PAX (+5.5%) 4,977 EMPLOYEES.
AUGUST 2000: FREIGHTER SERVICE TO TORONTO.
1ST 6 MONTHS = +$42M (+$6.7M): 76.6% LF (+1.2).
SEPTEMBER 2000: SCHEDULED CHARTER SERVICE, TO SAPPORO (3/WEEK).
OCTOBER 2000: IN 4/01, CODE SHARE WITH AMERICAN (AAL), TO SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA (777).
DAVID WANG, CHAIRMAN (EGAT), REPLACES HANSEN CHEN, WHO IS NOW UNI AIRWAYS (MAK) CHAIRMAN. P J HSU, PRESIDENT (EGAT).
JANUARY 2001: 8 ORDERS (3/03) A330-200'S (CF6-80) TO REPLACE 8 767'S.
MARCH 2001: CUTS FLIGHT TIME TO PARIS BY -4 HOURS, BY OPERATIONS OVER SIBERIA (-1,000 NM) = 14 HOURS, 10 MINUTES.
2000 = +$77M: 76.5% LOAD FACTOR (LF).
EVA AIR CARGO, TAIPEI - ANCHORAGE - NEW YORK (JFK) - TORONTO - ANCHORAGE - TAIPEI (WEEKLY).
APRIL 2001: PLANS BY 2004, TO CONVERT 3 PASSENGER MD-11'S, TO FREIGHTERS.
CODE SHARE WITH AMERICAN AIRLINES (AAL), TO SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA (777, 235 PAX).
JULY 2001: 10TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
1 747-45EF DELIVERY (1279-30608, B-16482).
AUGUST 2001: COMPLETES 1ST, OF 4 AIR INDIA (AIN), 747-400 STRUT MODIFICATIONS.
NOVEMBER 2001: TO CELEBRATE ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY, (EVA) INTRODUCES NEW LIVERY, WITH AIRPLANE BELLY PAINTED BRIGHT GREEN, INSTEAD OF WHITE "TO BOTH BE MORE PLEASING VISUALLY AND TO CONVEY (EVA)'S ENVIRONMENTAL CONSCIOUSNESS." ALSO, ADDED A BRIGHT ORANGE BAND FROM NOSE TO TAIL "SIGNIFYING A COMMON LINK WITHIN THE GLOBAL VILLAGE."
INCDT: MD-11F (580-48544, N105EV) DAMAGED IN HARD LANDING AT TAIPEI.
DECEMBER 2001: IN 1/02, CODE SHARE WITH CAMBODIAN PRESIDENT AIRLINES, TO CAMBODIA (MD-90, (MAK) LEASED, 3/WEEK).
KITTY YEN, CEO/PRESIDENT, REPLACES DANIEL WU.
INJECTS $1.5M INTO UNI AIR (MAK), TO SUSTAIN OPERATIONS.
1 MD-90-30, (MAK) WET-LEASED.
JANUARY 2002: TO PHNOM PENH, CODE SHARE WITH CAMBODIAN PRESIDENT AIRLINES (MD-90).
(EVA) GROUP 2001 = -#NT$3.14B (DUE TO SLUGGISH AVIATION MARKET).
IN 2001, LAID OFF -700 EMPLOYEES. NOW 4,300 EMPLOYEES.
2 757-200, FAR EASTERN AIR TRANSPORT (FAT) 2-YEAR WET-LEASED, TO REPLACE 767-200'S, ON KAOSHIUNG - MACAU SERVICE.
FEBRUARY 2002: TOKYO SERVICE, CODE SHARED WITH AIR NIPPON (ANK), TO BE MOVED FROM TOKYO'S HANEDA AIRPORT, TO NARITA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, FOLLOWING OPENING OF 2ND RUNWAY IN 4/02 (767-300ER).
MARCH 2002: 5,060 EMPLOYEES.
(TELEPHONE: (3) 351 51 51). (FAX: (3) 335 20 93).
IN 4/02, (EVA) AIR CARGO, NEW ROUTE TO MILAN, VIA SHARJAH - BRUSSELS - MILAN - BOMBAY - TAIPEI (MD-11F, 2/WEEK).
April 2002: 5,290 employees. SITA: TPEWBBR.
(T: +886 (2) 8500 2533). (FAX: +886 (2) 2515 9171).
Owners/Shareholders: Evergreen Marine (25.33%); Employees Evergreen Intnl (13.5%).
Subsidiaries/Shares: UNI Airways (MAK) (18.43%); Air Macau (MCU) (5%).
July 2002: (EVA) 2001: -$89M (+$71.5M): 17.78B RPK (-7%); 4.19M PAX (+1.5%); 3.28B FTK (-7.8%); 5,290 EMPLOYEES (+7.5%).
2001 Top World Cargo Operators B Freight Traffic (FTK):
1 FED 11.05; 2 LUB 7.08; 3 UPS 5.96; 4 SIA 5.88; 5 KAL 5.57; 6 AFA 5.12; 7 KLM 4.64; 8 JAL 4.19; 9 BAB 4.033; 10 CHI 4.030; 11 NCA 3.93; 12 CAT 3.89; 13 CLX 3.77; 14 EVA 3.28; 15 UAL 2.80; 16 NWA 2.79; 17 AAL 2.56; 18 MTH 2.40; 19 AAR 2.38; 20 DAL 2.31; 21 MAS 1.84; 22 SWS 1.79; 23 TII 1.67; 24 QAN 1.57; 25 AHK 1.55.
1 747-400F (CF6-80C2) (32838), Atlas (TLS) 15 month wet-leased.
September 2002: 1st 6 months = +# NT$760M/$22.4M (-# NT$2.52B).
October 2002: Taiwan (CAA) audit of Operations and Maintenance.
November 2002: 1st 9 months International = 14.89B RPK; 2.97B FTK; 3.66M PAX.
Projects 2002 pre-tax = +# TWD 2.3B/+$66M (+64.5%).
Steve Lin, President, replaces Kitty Yen.
December 2002: Confirms 8 orders 777-300ER's.
January 2003: 2002 = +# NT$2.63B/+$76.3M (-# NT$3.2B): International: 17.88B RPK; 4.39M PAX; 3.78B FTK.
Shanghai - (Macau) - Taipei (747-400, charter).
February 2003: In 3/03, Taipei-Chitose (3/week nonstop), replaces regular charter Taipei-Hokkaido.
March 2003: In 5/03, Taipei-Hanoi (MD-90, 2 class, 4/week).
4,552 employees (*FLT). (FAX: +886 3 351 0005).
April 2003: 1st Q = +# NT$406.6M/+$11.6M (-14.1%) (+#$NT473.2M).
/02 TOP 25 WORLD FREIGHT CARRIERS - B - FTK
1 (FED) 13.20; 2 (LUB) 7.16; 3 (UPS) 6.62; 4 (KAL) 6.25; 5 (SIA) 6.08; 6 (AFA) 4.87; 7 (CAT) 4.85; 8 (CHI) 4.60; 9 (JAL) 4.39; 10 (CLX) 4.16; 11 (BAB) 4.12; 12 (KLM) 3.99; 13 (EVA) 3.28; 14 (NWA) 3.24; 15 (AAL) 2.93; 16 (UAL) 2.79; 17 (AAR) 2.75; 18 (NCA) 2.21; 19 (POA) 1.97; 20 (EAD) 1.96; 21 (MAS) 1.92; 22 (BEJ) 1.88; 23 (TII) 1.824; 24 (DAL) 1.823; 25 (ACN) 1.58.
June 2003: A330-203 (530, B-16301), GECAS (GEF) leased.
July 2003: 4,300 employees (*JPA).
Contract to CMC Electronics to supply CMA-2102 (SATCOM) antennas for retrofit on 12 747-400's.
/02 = +$76.25M (-$93.87M): 17.78B RPK (-8.9%); 75% LF; 4.19M PAX (-12.7%); 3.28B FTK (-20.6%).
Its 1st A330-203 started operates on routes from Taipei to Manila, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Macau. In 9/03, Taipei-Hanoi (MD-90, 2 Class, 152 PAX, 4/week).
A330-203 (535, B-16302), GECAS (GEF) leased.
August 2003: Aeronavali (ARP) is converting 2 MD-11's to cargo for Eva Air (EVA), with 1st completed and 2nd for delivery in 4Q/03. (EVA) is evaluating converting its remaining MD-11, (GEF) leased.
Establishes a European cargo center in Brussels, a destination served since /97.
Operates 8 charters, Taipei-Seoul (767-300ER). In 9/03, Taipei-Hanoi (4/week).
1st 6 months = -# TWD 1.61B/-$47M (+# TWD 765.2M/+$22.3M).
September 2003: /02 = +$76.5M (-$94.1M): 19.51B RPK (+9.7%); +6.1% ASK 77.5% LF (+2.6); 4.8M PAX (+14.7%); 4.13B FTK (+25.9%); 4,394 EMPLOYEES (-3.5%).
/02 TOP WORLD AIRLINES TRAFFIC RPK (B) (AIRLINE BUSINESS)
31 (CSR) 22.37; 32 (GUE) 21.90; 33 (ANZ) 21.48; 34 (SAA) 21.28; 35 (ASA) 21.23; 36 (SVA) 20.80; 37 (AAT) 19.93; 38 (EVA) 19.51; 39 (CEA) 18.63; 40 (BRI) 18.43; 41 (ARO) 17.65; 42 (CDF) 17.41.
October 2003: Taipei to Vienna (MD-11F, 3/week).
China Airlines (CHI) and (EVA) subsidiary, InterContinental Aerocraft Service agreed with Flight Structure Inc (FSI)/BE Aerospace to launch a program to convert 737-300/-400's to freighters.
November 2003: 3rd Q = +# TWD $867M/+$25.7M. 1st 9 months = -# TWD $742M/-$22M ((+# TWD $2.07B/+$59M).
GECAS (GEF) announced it will lease a converted MD-11 freighter to EVA Air (EVA) of Taiwan. The airplane is currently leased to (EVA) as a passenger airplane. Beginning in April 2004, it will be converted by Boeing to carry cargo and is expected to enter service as a freighter in August 2004.
In addition to the MD-11, (GEF) currently leases two A330-200s to EVA Air (EVA). (EVA) is scheduled to take delivery of an additional six new A330-200 airplanes through the spring of 2005 that will be leased from (GEF).
(GEF) provides a variety of aircraft financing and lease options to airfreight operators around the world and currently maintains a fleet of approximately 65 owned and managed freighters. Its freighter conversion program with Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) is converting 737 Classics to freighter and quick-change configuration, and 767 aircraft to freighters.
Founded in 1989, EVA Air (EVA) is Taiwan’s second largest airline serving both long haul and regional markets from its hub in Taipei. The airline operates passenger flights to 33 international destinations and cargo services to 17 destinations in Asia, India, the Persian Gulf, Europe and the USA.
1 MD-11, GECAS (GEF) leased, converted to freighter by Boeing for 8/04.
December 2003: (EVA) Cargo transfers its Los Angeles (LAX) service to Ontario, California.
February 2004: $19M contract with World Airways (WLD) for 1 MD-11F, 1 year wet-leased from 3/04.
2 A330-203's (555, B-16305; 573, B-16303), (GEF) leased.
March 2004: Taipei - Osaka (747-400F, weekly).
April 2004: Evergreen Aviation Technologies Corp, a joint venture between (EVA) and GE (GEC) will perform "D" checks on Asiana (AAR)'s 747-400's.
2003 after tax = +# NT$1.39B/+42.1M.
$1.49B, 8 orders 777-300ER's. A330-203 (587, B-16306) delivery.
May 2004: Cargo agreement with Austrian (AUL) Airlines Group to provide approx 5 tons of capacity/flight in each direction of Vienna - Mumbai - Taipei to (AUL) customers (MD-11F, 74 ton cargo capacity, 3/week). Also, Vienna to central and eastern Europe.
June 2004: In 9/04, Taipei to Sendai (767-200, 2 class, 2/week) (5th gateway in Japan, after Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka, and Sapporo.
(EVA) has partnered with Expedia WWTE to enable passengers to book hotels and rental cars directly on (EVA)'s website (http://www.evaair.com.tw).
September 2004: MD-11F (576-48415, B-16103), converted to freighter.
November 2004: 1 A330-203 (634, B-16307), (GEF) leased delivery. +1 order A330-200.
December 2004: Selects Lufthansa Technik (LTK) (DLH) for component support for its A330 fleet over 12 years.
January 2005: In 3/05, 2-year, $116M, 3 MD-11F's World Airways (WLD) wet-leased to EVA Air (EVA) for Taipei - USA services.
March 2005: Selects Jouve Aviation Solutions to provide an integrated electronic maintenance manual & job cards system to support its fleet.
A330-203 (655, B-16308), (GEF) leased.
May 2005: A330-203 (661, B-16309), GECAS (GEF) leased.
June 2005: 767-3T7ER (25076, 25117) sold to Aeroflot (ARO). MD-11 (48415), returned to (GEF), leased to Shanghai Airlines (SHA).
July 2005: 1st 777-35EER (524-32639, B-16701), 316 passenger for London Heathrow - Bangkok - Taipei starting 9/05. Is configured with 3 new cabins: Premium Laurel, (EVA)'s new business class (C); Elite Class, its re-launched premium economy product (Y), and an upgraded economy class (Y).
777-35EER (32639, B-16701), sold to GECAS and leased back. A330-203 (678, B-16310), delivery.
August 2005: 4,934 employees (+10.4%).
3rd MD-11F, World Airways (WLD) wet-leased. Freighter services to Atlanta, Dallas/Fort Worth, Chicago, San Francisco, LosAngeles, and New York. Load factor to the USA is averaging 90% or better.
777-35EER (32640, B-16701), delivery.
September 2005: China gave the green light for China Airlines (CHI), (EVA) Air, Mandarin Airlines (MND) and Uni Airways (MAK) to transit its airspace after Taiwan agreed about a month ago that the carriers could apply for permission. Overflying China will cut the airlines' fuel consumption significantly on flights to Europe. Taiwan continues to spurn Chinese invitations to open direct flights to the mainland.
October 2005: Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI)'s Bedek Aviation Group will convert up to six 747-400 Combis into Special Freighters under a contract with (EVA) Airways valued at $100 million. The order includes four firm and two option airplanes. Work on the first begins in the second half of 2007.
Highlights of (EVA) Airways' winter schedule which starts on October 30th includes an increase of frequency on routes from Taipei to Auckland, Brisbane, Jakarta, London, Sydney and Vienna.
767-25E (27194; B-16623), sold to Wells Fargo Bank NW. A330-203 (693, B-16311), (GEF) leased, delivery.
November 2005: 1st 10 months = Passenger traffic 19.27B (RPK) (+6.3%); Freight traffic 4.55B (FTK) (-3.4%); 4.96M passengers (+10.2%).
February 2006: (EVA) Air will increase the frequency of flights from Taipei to Los Angeles from 14 to 17 flights a week on March 26th. The airline will operate 2 flights a day with a 3rd flight on Mondays, Fridays, & Saturdays, all with 747s. (EVA) Air will increase the frequency of flights from Taipei to San Francisco from 11 to 12 flights a week on June 14th. The airline will operate 2 flights a day with only 1 on Mondays & Fridays, all with 747-400s.
March 2006: (EVA) Airways earned +TWD1.33 billion/+$41.1 million last year, a -59% plunge from a +TWD3.24 billion profit in 2004, according to a company statement cited by press reports. Pre-tax earnings fell -69% to +TWD1.14 billion. "High oil prices are responsible for the drop in net profit in 2005," an airline official told the Associated Press, adding that fuel accounted for 40% of operating expenses.
May 2006: (EVA) Airways is to launch a 5X weekly Taipei - Nagoya service on July 10. It also will expand its Taipei - Osaka service to nine flights per week from seven.
A330-203 (755, B-16312), delivery.
June 2006: (EVA) Air opened its new Southern China Cargo Center earlier this month in Hong Kong, where it operates 10 freighter flights per week.
777-35ER (32643, B-16703), delivery.
July 2006: EVA Air (EVA) is a major Taiwanese carrier operating passenger flights to more than 40 international destinations and dedicated cargo services to 9 destinations in Asia, India, Gulf; Europe, and the USA.
Employees = 4,934.
(IATA) Code: BR - 695. (ICAO) Code: EVA.
Parent organization/shareholders: Evergreen Marine (22.74%); Evergreen International (EVR) (12.37%); & employees.
Owns: UNI Airways (MAK) (17.92%); & Air Macau (MCU) (5%).
Alliances: Air Canada (ACN); Air New Zealand (ANZ); America West Airlines (AMW); American Airlines (AAL); Continental Airlines (CAL); Qantas Airways (QAN); & UNI Airways (MAK).
Main Base: Taipei Chiang Kai Shek International Airport (TPE).
Domestic, scheduled destinations: Kaohsiung; & Taipei.
International, scheduled destinations: Amsterdamm; Auckland; Bangkok; Brisbane; Denpasar/Bali; Fukuoka; Ho Chi Minh City; Hong Kong; Honolulu; Jakarta; Kuala Lumpur; London; Los Angeles; Macau; Manila; Newark; Osaka; Paris; Phnom Penh; San Francisco; Sapporo; Seattle; Sendai; Seoul; Singapore; Surabaya; Sydney; Tokyo; Vancouver; & Vienna.
767-35EER (26063) to First Choice (ATZ). (EVA) Air took delivery of its third 777-300ER, which will seat 316 passengers.
November 2006: (EVA) Air will launch thrice-weekly (departing Taipei on Wednesdays, Fridays, & Sundays, and departing Mumbai on Mondays, Thursdays, & Saturdays), Taipei - Mumbai service on December 10 aboard 747-400s Combis.
EVA Air (EVA) will convert eight 747-400s to freighters, with the first conversion entering service next year, UDN News reported. They will replace the carrier's MD-11Fs. According to airline sources, (EVA) will convert one of its three outstanding 777-200LR orders to a 777-300ER and the balance to 777-200Fs. It had ordered the 777-200LRs to perform the Taipei - New York mission year round, but found that the 777-300ER is achieving -3% lower fuel burn than guarantee, enabling it to operate the route.
777-35EER (32645, B-16705), delivery.
December 2006: Shanghai Airlines (SHA) Cargo International, currently has 2 757-26DFs, 2 MD-11Fs, and plans to acquire a 747-200F. (EVA) Air has agreed to acquire a 25% stake in the cargo airline, with Shanghai Airlines (SHA) owning 55%.
February 2007: 777-35EER (33750, B-16706), delivery.
May 2007: 777-35EER (33751, B-16707), delivery.
June 2007: EVA Air (EVA) reported a first-quarter net loss of -TWD331.3 million/-$10 million, widened considerably from a -TWD225.9 million deficit in the first three months of 2006. Revenue slipped -0.7% to TWD22.49 billion, against a -0.6% decline in expenses to TWD23.02 billion. Operating loss deepened to -TWD523 million from -TWD514.9 million. (EVA) operates 18 747 passenger airplanes, Combis and freighters, 11 A330-200s, three 777-300ERs, four MD-90s and 14 MD-11Fs.
777-35EER (33752, B-16708), delivery.
September 2007: EVA Air (EVA) sold an MD-11F freighter to Wells Fargo Bank for $55 million, booking a gain of +TWD50 million/+$1.5 million on the deal, Dow Jones reported. (EVA) now operates nine MD-11Fs, but will continue to sell the airplanes, as it converts nine 747-400 Combis into freighters, an (EVA) spokesperson told the news service.
The carrier took delivery of its seventh 316-seat, 777-35EER (33752, B-16708), and will operate it on Taipei - Los Angeles (LAX) service. An eighth 777-300ER will be serving (LAX) by year end. (EVA) flies the route 17-times-weekly.
December 2007: Eva Airways (EVA) is interviewing and actively hiring pilots (FC).
777-35EER (33753, B-16709), delivery.
January 2008: 2007 statistics: 24.23 billion (RPK)s passenger traffic -.2%; -1.9% capacity (ASK)s; +1.4 load factor for 81.3% LF. SEE ATTACHED COMPARISON CHART TO SELECTED OPERATORS - "EVA-2007-STATS."
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)'s Bedek Aviation Group delivered the fourth of eight 747-400F freighter conversions to (EVA) Air, seven days ahead of schedule.
747-45EC (27154), sold to United Parcel Services (UPS).
March 2008: 777-35EER (32641, B-16710), delivery.
May 2008: Taiwanese carriers China Airlines (CHI) and (EVA) Air reported first-quarter losses of -TWD2.97 billion/-$97.4 million) and -TWD2.29 billion, respectively. The airlines, which reported the results in filings with the Taiwan Stock Exchange cited by "Bloomberg News," each blamed high fuel costs for the poor results.
(CHI)'s loss was widened from a -TWD806 million loss in the prior-year quarter, while (EVA)'s loss compared to a -TWD331 million loss last year. (CHI)'s revenue increased +8.6% to TWD31 billion, while (EVA)'s rose +6% to TWD23.8 billion. (EVA) said its first-quarter fuel costs soared +34% year-over-year, while (CHI) said its overall costs increased +21.7% to TWD29.7 billion.
Hit hard by surging oil prices and competition from the Taiwan High Speed Rail on domestic city-pairs, local carriers expect to reap benefits from the first commercial flights across the Taiwan Strait, which are scheduled to be permitted starting July 4. According to Jiang Bingkun, a close political ally of newly elected President, Ma Yingjiu, the new government plans to launch weekend charter flights on July 4 between Taipei and Kaohsiung, and the Chinese mainland cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Xiamen. Regular charter flights will start early next year, with July 2009 targeted for the launch of scheduled services. Passengers currently traveling between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan, must transfer in Hong Kong, which typically adds 4 to 5 hours to the trip. For example, it takes 5 to 6 hours to fly from Taipei to Shanghai, via Hong Kong, but travel time can be reduced to 1 hour, if cross-strait flights are realized.
(EVA) Vice Managing Director, Nieh Kuo Wei told the "Financial Times" that annual passenger boardings will jump by at least +50% after the cross-strait flights begin. Ma said he will allow 3,000 mainland visitors to enter Taiwan each day from July, and will increase this number to 10,000 by 2012.
SEE ATTACHED PHOTO - - "EVA-CARGO-747-MAY08."
777-35EER (33754, B-16711), delivery.
June 2008: Asia/Pacific airlines are responding rapidly and emphatically to the soaring cost of fuel and slowing global economy. Thai Airways (TII) announced that it will quit its nonstop services from Bangkok to New York (JFK) and Los Angeles, and sell off its four A340-500s to help stem losses due to surging oil prices. It estimates that losses on the two routes at current fuel prices would top $120 million. China Airlines (CHI) told "Bloomberg News" that it will ax 100 flights per month - - 10% of its capacity - - mainly to the USA, while (EVA) Air told the same news agency that it will cut services by -5%. (CHI) also will eliminate -50 all-cargo flights per month. However, on the upside is the likelihood of launch of weekend direct charter flights between Taiwan and mainland China, which will serve as a prelude to full scheduled services. Meanwhile, Air New Zealand (ANZ) announced it will raise fares for the second time in three weeks and cut services. Domestic and some international airfares will increase +4%, with flights to Australia, Japan and Hong Kong scaled back. These changes follow last month's fare hikes of an average +3% and a lowering of its profit forecast. Recently, Qantas (QAN) and Jetstar Airways (IMU) also have announced schedule reductions.
Airlines are concluding preparations for the launch of commercial charter flights across the Taiwan Strait, which are expected to start July 4, after an agreement between the Strait Exchange Foundation (Taipei) and the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait (Beijing) was signed in Beijing. The deal allows for 18 direct flights across the strait each weekend (including Fridays). Taiwan will have access to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xiamen, and Nanjing, with future flights to Chengdu, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Dalian, Guilin, and Shenzhen under consideration. In turn, mainland Chinese carriers will be able to fly to Kaohsiung, Taipei, Taichung, Matsuyama, Penghu, Hualien, Kinmen, and Taitung. The agreement calls for negotiations on regularly scheduled direct flights to start "as soon as possible." Both parties agreed to discuss cargo charters in the next three months.
Passengers currently traveling between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan must transfer in Hong Kong, which typically adds 4 to 5 hoursd to the trip. The cross-strait flights also will help reduce operating costs and expand markets, which is important especially for struggling Taiwanese airlines suffering from fuel price hikes and fierce competition from high-speed rail.
Air China (BEJ) VP Zhang Lan said that the Beijing-based carrier will operate five airplanes to Taiwan. (BEJ) noted that "everything is ready now" and it planned to send a delegation to Taipei to conduct operational integration with China Airlines (CHI) and (EVA) Air.
China Eastern Airlines (CEA) plans to establish offices in Taipei and Kaohsiung. The Shanghai-based carrier sent a delegation led by Managing Director, Cao Jianxiong to Taiwan to discuss ground handling, Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO), and other operational necessities.
China Southern Airlines (GUN) announced that it will sign a strategic agreement with (CHI) on June 23 to address both carriers' full-scale cooperation on cross-strait flights. (GUN) said it has concluded all its preparations.
Eva Airways (EVA) is interviewing and actively hiring pilots (FC).
July 2008: The first weekend of charter flights across the Taiwan Strait concluded with 11 carriers having offered services, which many regard as an important step toward the opening of scheduled flights between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan. The 11 airlines are Air China (BEJ), China Southern Airlines (GUN), China Eastern Airlines (CEA), Hainan Airlines (HNA), Shanghai Airlines (SHA), Xiamen Airlines (XIA), China Airlines (CHI), Mandarin Airlines (MDN), TransAsia Airways (FSH), Uni Air (MAK), and (EVA) Air.
Taiwanese aviation authorities reported that six airports handled 72 flights transporting 12,000 passengers July 4 through 7. Taipei Taoyuan handled 32 flights, followed by Taipei Songshan with 26. Makung (six), Kaohsiung (four), Taichung (two), and Hualien (two) handled the remainder. Corresponding statistics for the mainland were unavailable, but the (CAAC) (CAC) noted that there will be 144 roundtrip flights across the strait this month. Mainland carriers expect the flights to provide a new growth point as they have experienced slowing increases in demand, especially in May, when passenger volume dipped 1.1% year-over-year, the first decrease since 2003.
(GUN) Chairman Liu Shaoyong, who was aboard the inaugural A330 flight to Taipei, called the current allowance "too little" and said that "daily regular direct flights [without having to overfly Hong Kong] should be realized as soon as possible."
China Airlines (CHI)'s former Chairman, Zhao Guoshuai, who resigned this week, agreed with Liu. He argued that "it is far from enough to operate only 72 charter flights every weekend." He expressed confidence that the flights "will exert a positive effect on China Airlines (CHI)" as the mainland is a new market for the Taipei-based carrier.
Meantime, (CEA) already has established an office in Taipei. According to Managing Director, Cao Jianxiong, the Shanghai-based carrier plans to recruit staff and cabin crew in Taiwan in the future while (CHI) and (EVA) act as agents for ticket sales.
August 2008: (EVA) Air 1st 6 months = net loss of -$196 million (-$56 million).
(EVA) Air is downsizing its New Zealand presence, when next month, it will stop serving Auckland.
Airlines on both sides of the Taiwan Strait want to launch weekday services as weekend charter flights linking the Chinese mainland and Taiwan reach the one-month mark. "Judging from the one-month results, the weekend charter flights are indeed widely welcomed by people on both sides of the strait," (EVA) Air Vice General Manager, Nieh Kuo-wei told Chinese state news agency "Xinhua." Cross-strait charter flights kicked off on July 4 under an agreement signed by the China-based Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait and the Taiwan-based Straits Exchange Foundation. According to "Xinhua," there have been 144 roundtrip flights carrying some 53,000 passengers over the last four weekends. The average load factor is reported to be 87% LF.
Airlines on both sides of the Taiwan Strait carried 95,765 passengers across the strait with an average load factor of 87% LF over the seven weeks ended August 18, according to Taiwanese authorities. Taiwan Civil Aviation Chief, Li Long Wen told media that cross-strait routes are among the few profitable services operated by Taiwanese carriers. The Shanghai route reported the highest load factor at 92.3% LF, followed by 85.4% LF for Xiamen, 82.8% LF for Guangzhou, 78.7% LF for Beijing, and 77.3% LF for Nanjing. Owing to the strong traffic to Shanghai, China Eastern Airlines (CEA), Shanghai Airlines (SHA), China Airlines (CHI), and (EVA) Air have raised the business class (C) fare on the route to CNY6,500 from CNY5,500.
September 2008: Eva Airways (EVA) is interviewing and actively hiring 747-400, 777 and MD-11 pilots (FC).
November 2008: The dream of a direct routing across the Taiwan Strait is closer to reality following the signing of an agreement between Beijing's Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait and Taipei's Strait Exchange Foundation. The deal, which will take effect in 40 days, will allow carriers to bypass Hong Kong airspace and reduce flight time, operating costs, fuel burn, and emissions.
Taiwanese carriers will have access to 16 cities in mainland China in addition to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xiamen, and Nanjing. They are Chengdu, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Dalian, Guilin, Shenzhen, Wuhan, Fuzhou, Qingdao, Changsha, Haikou, Kunming, Xi'an, Shenyang, Tianjin, and Zhengzhou. The number of permitted weekly roundtrip flights will rise from the current 36 to 108.
Mainland carriers welcomed the move. The agreement allows 60 return cargo flights per month operated by 2 - 3 mainland and 2 - 3 Taiwanese airlines. Mainland carriers will have access to Taipei and Kaohsiung, while their counterparts will fly to Shanghai and Guangzhou.
January 2009: (EVA) Air will relaunch thrice-weekly, Taipei - Paris Charles de Gaulle passenger flights on January 21 aboard a 777-300ER. The route has been operated as a cargo service since November 2007.
777-35EER (33756, B-16713), delivery.
April 2009: (EVA) Air reported a +TWD199.6 million/+$5.9 million first-quarter profit, reversed from a -TWD2.29 billion loss in the year-ago period. The result represented its first quarterly profit since the 2007 third quarter. Revenue slid -29.8% year-over-year to TWD16.72 billion but falling fuel prices and full flights to mainland China made the difference, the carrier said. (EVA) suffered a -TWD16.9 billion loss in 2008. (EVA) also approved a recapitalization plan, according to the "Taiwan Times." It will reduce its capital by -42.6% or TWD16.8 billion through the repurchase and cancellation of 1.68 billion common shares, then it will issue 70 million new shares in an effort to raise TWD7 billion that it will use to purchase new airplanes and repay loans.
Airlines on either side of the Taiwan Strait are expected to reap further benefits following the recent signing of an expanded agreement by the Taipei-based Strait Exchange Foundation and the Beijing-based Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait that will more than double the number of permitted flights. Direct cross-strait flights will be increased from the current 108 per week to 270. The increase likely will take affect in July. In addition, Taiwanese carriers will be granted access to six new cities - - Hefei, Harbin, Nanchang, Guiyang, Ningbo and Jinan - - bringing to 27 the number of mainland gateways available. Airlines flying to Taiwan from Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Xiamen no longer will be required to bypass Hong Kong, while an additional route to the north has been created to alleviate crowding aboard the increasingly popular services.
The frequency increase is not as high as was anticipated in February but still is significant. Cross-strait routes enjoy load factors of more than >80%, higher than nearly all domestic mainland and international routes despite the global economic and industry downturn. "The cross-strait routes are 'golden' routes, as they are the most profitable," (EVA) Air mainland spokesperson, Ke Jincheng said. "The supplementary agreement has encouraged us a lot and is very positive news for our carriers hit hard by the global financial crisis." (EVA)'s first quarter was its first three-month period in the black since the third quarter of 2007.
Industry analysts pointed out that China Eastern Airlines (CEA) should benefit most from the expanded agreement, as the Shanghai-based carrier has bases in Hefei, Nanchang, Ningbo and Jinan, while China Southern Airlines (GUN) has bases in Harbin and Guiyang, and Air China (BEJ) has a base in Jinan. (CEA) Board Secretary, Luo Zhuping said the carrier's cross-strait routes have operated at 80% to 90% capacity and that it plans to fly to Taiwan from the new cities.
On the cargo front, the new agreement permits belly freight for the first time and boosts cargo flights from the current 60 per month to 112.
June 2009: Air Macau (MCU) is expected to get a +MOP507.3 million/+$62.4 million capital injection from Air China (BEJ) and other stakeholders designed to help it avoid liquidation. (BEJ) said in a statement that shareholders approved the plan last month. Hit hard by the increasing number of direct flights across the Taiwan Strait and the harsh economic environment, (MCU)'s 2008 loss exceeded the -MOP109 million posted in 2007, Chairman, Zhao Xiaohang told the "Macau Daily News." Its net asset value was approximately MOP-107.3 million as of December 31. According to local law, since the net asset value of the carrier is negative/lower than half the value of its issued share capital, shareholders must either replenish its assets or dissolve it. (MCU) is owned by (BEJ) parent, China National Aviation Corporation (51%), Servicos Administracao e Participacoes - - which includes (TAP) Portugal and Banco Nacional Ultramarino - - (20%), Sociedade de Turismo e Diversoes de Macau (14%), (EVA) Air (5%), and others.
July 2009: (EVA) Air flew 1.69 billion (RPK)s traffic in June, a -7.6% decline year-over-year. Capacity dropped -0.8% to 2.34 billion (ASK)s, lowering load factor -5.3 points to 72.2% LF. Yield plunged -15.7% to TWD1.91/5.79 US cents.
September 2009: Delta (DAL) TechOps signed a three-year contract with (EVA) Air and its UNI Air (MAK) subsidiary under which it will provide component services for (EVA)'s 747s and UNI (MAK)'s MD-90s in partnership with Evergreen Aviation Technologies.
October 2009: (EVA) Air is currently not recruiting pilots (FC).
December 2009: Thales (THL) signed a five-year repair-by-the-hour agreement with (EVA) Air for support and maintenance of a selection of avionics equipment aboard its 11 A330s.
2 777-35EERs (32642, B-16716; 33757, B-16715), deliveries.
May 2010: (EVA) Air operated 1.98 billion (RPK)s traffic in April, a +5.18% increase year-over-year. Capacity dropped -2.6% to 2.44 billion (ASK)s, while load factor rose +6 points to 81% LF.
June 2010: (EVA) Air operated 2.08 billion (RPK)s traffic in May, a +19.9% increase year-over-year. Capacity rose +2.98% to 2.62 billion (ASK)s, while load factor jumped +11.2 points to 79.3% LF.
July 2010: (EVA) Air operated 2.08 billion (RPK)s traffic in June, a +22.7% increase year-over-year. Capacity rose +4.9% to 2.46 billion (ASK)s, while load factor jumped +12.29 points to 84.53% LF.
(EVA) Air reported a +39% year-over-year surge in passenger yield to 8.31 cents and a +36.2% gain in cargo yield to 24.86 cents for July.
September 2010: (EVA) Air operated 2.14 billion (RPK)s traffic in August, a -5.56% decrease year-over-year. Capacity fell -1.21% to 2.59 billion (ASK)s, while load factor fell -3.8 points to 82.7% LF.
GE Aviation (GEC) signed a 10-year OnPoint solution agreement with (EVA) Air covering Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) material management and repair solutions for 100 (CF6-80C2) engines that power (EVA)'s fleet of 747-400s and MD-11s. The contract is valued at $230 million.
October 2010: (EVA) Air operated 1.81 billion (RPK)s traffic in September, a -0.3% decrease year-over-year. Capacity rose +3% to 2.42 billion (ASK)s while load factor slipped -2.5 points to 74.8% LF.
November 2010: Air China (BEJ), including its Shenzhen Airlines (SHZ) subsidiary, is now code sharing on cross-Strait flights with Taiwan’s (EVA) Air, including its regional member Uni Air (MAK). The cities involved are Beijing, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Tianjin, all from Taipei (mostly Taoyuan airport but also the more conveniently located Songshan airport for flights to Shanghai’s own close-in Hongqiao airport). Soon Air China (BEJ)’s Shandong Airlines (SHG) unit will also join in, adding Taipei - Qingdao flights to the list. Though Air China (BEJ) and (EVA) signed an interline pact for Taiwan-mainland passengers traveling through Hong Kong or Macao as early as 1995, the new arrangement enables (EVA) to promote Taiwan as a connecting hub into and out of the mainland for North American passengers.
December 2010: China Eastern Airlines (CEA) revealed its plan to consolidate its cargo subsidiaries as its merger process with Shanghai Airlines (SHA) accelerates. (CEA)’s three cargo subsidiaries: — China Cargo Airlines (CKK), Shanghai Airlines Cargo (SHA) and Great Wall Airlines (GWZ) — will be consolidated into one cargo venture. (CEA), with a 51% share, will be the controlling stakeholder. The other stakeholders include China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company, Eva Air (EVA) and Singapore Airlines Cargo (SQC).
(EVA) noted it would invest CNY328 million/$49.1 million to purchase a 16% stake in the new cargo venture. An industry insider said that China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company may hold a 17% stake and SIA Cargo (SQC) would hold the remaining 16%.
777-35EER (32644, B-16717), delivery.
February 2011: (EVA) Airways is recruiting MD-11 AND A330 First Officers flight crew (FC)s. Applicants can apply online.
June 2011: Global Logistics System announced (EVA) Airways has adopted its EzyCustoms solution as its customs gateway “to conform with the Import Control System requirement of the European Union (EU).”
(EVA) has selected Rockwell Collins' Airshow 4200D 3-D Moving Map system for 36 of its airplanes, including three new A330s with first delivery later this year, and its fleet of 33 A330-200s, 777-300ERs, and 747-400s.
Airshow 4200D 3D Moving Map system includes a new graphical design that utilizes (NASA)’s Blue Marble map data to provide a modernized view of real-time flight information to passengers, according to the company. Other features include a global map package; new time and flight status displays; realistic day and night views on all 3-D maps; and a new head-up display (HUD) designed to offer a pilot (FC)'s-eye view of the flight.
August 2011: (EVA) Air will relocate its Newark (EWR) service to New York (JFK) beginning October 31. (EVA) currently operates four-times-weekly, Taipei Taoyuan - (EWR) flights.
(EVA) Air contracted for (ARINC)'s GLOBALink Satellite Communications service to enable enhanced connectivity for both its flights crews (FC)s and passengers. The solution will offer higher bandwidth, allowing improved access to flight information for pilots (FC) and enabling in-flight connectivity for passengers.
A330-302 (1254, B-16631), ex-(F-WWYF), CIT Group (TCI) leased.
November 2011: The (EVA) Airways Corporation is “in aggressive talks” to join either the Oneworld (ONW) or the Star alliance (SAL) by 2013, Senior VP Europe, Tim Yang confirmed.
(EVA) competitor, China Airlines (CHI), recently joined the SkyTeam (STM) alliance.
(EVA) is optimistic it will be accepted in “less than two years from now, hopefully earlier,” Evergreen (EVA) Vice Group Chairman, Raymond Lin said.
Lin said that joining an alliance would benefit (EVA)’s mainland China services, where it flies to 25 destinations. “This business [has] become the most important one to us,” Lin said, noting (EVA) wants to “increase frequencies.”
According to Yang, (EVA) carried 6.4 million passengers in 2010 and reported a profit of +$40 million.
Yang said it is hard to predict this year’s earnings, noting that the cost of jet fuel challenges the airline. “More than >50% of operational costs on a long-haul flight will be needed for fuel,” he said.
(EVA) recently ordered 14 A321 airplanes to replace its MD-90 fleet.
“The A321s are an interim solution,” Yang said, noting (EVA) is not sure if it would order the “neo or something else.” (EVA) is evaluating whether to replace its A330s with 787s or A350s, most likely by 2015. Lin said that very large airplanes (the A380 or 747-8) are too big for (EVA)’s needs. “We have 10 777s on order. Some of them will be freighters, some passenger [airplanes],” he said.
(EVA)’s fleet comprises 15 777-300ERs, three 747-400s, four 747-400 Combis (to be phased out), one A330-300, 11 A330-200s, six MD-90s (to be phased out), nine 747-400Fs, and eight MD-11Fs (to be phased out).
A330-302 (1268, B-16632), ex-(F-WWKN), CIT Group (TCI) leased.
January 2012: (EVA) Air is recruiting MD-11, A330 and 747 First Officer Flight Crews (FC)s. Applicants can download necessary forms online and then the forms & documents can be mailed to: Pilot Administration Section, 9th F, 376 Hsin-nan Rd., Sec. 1, Luchu, Taoyuan Hsien, Taiwan, R.O.C. See Flt.Ops.com and FAPA.aero.
March 2012: (EVA) Airways has been accepted into the Star Alliance (SAL) and expects to become a member by 2013. “This decision underscores the (SAL) alliance’s long-term strategy of seeking network growth and providing access to new regions, which shows strong economic potential and development,” Star (SAL) Alliance (CEO), Mark Schwab said at the signing ceremony in Taipei. He said (EVA) is a very good fit for the (SAL) alliance, with a specific focus on the growing Far East aviation market.
(EVA) will become the second Taiwanese carrier to join an alliance, after competitor China Airlines (CHI) joined the SkyTeam (STM) Alliance last year.
“After careful evaluation, we concluded that the Star (SAL) Alliance offers the best match for (EVA). Our networks complement each other and we will expand the existing alliance flight options in the growing cross-straits market . . . in addition, our partnership with Air China (BEJ) makes the Star (SAL) Alliance especially attractive to us,” said (EVA) Chairman, James Jeng.
Air China (BEJ), which joined the (SAL) alliance in 2007, will assist in the integration process as the mentor airline. “I hope this will be a win-win situation and collaborate in the important cross-strait market,” (BEJ) Senior VP, Xiao-Hang Zhao said.
Regarding which alliance has the strongest position in China, Zhao said there will be fewer carriers in the SkyTeam (STM) Alliance when Shenzhen Airlines (SHZ) joins the Star (SAL) Alliance in the fourth quarter.
Schwab said “They [the SkyTeam (STM) Alliance] have China Southern (GUN) and China Eastern (CEA), but what I like is the spread of our position [in China]. We are well covered in the North and the South. (EVA) helps to grow our position. Asiana Airlines (AAR) alone offers 21 destinations in China.”
“Many airlines try to fly to China. But not everybody can. For example, no foreign carrier is allowed to operate on the cross-straits market. This is a unique service. (EVA) [will] become a member at a good time,” (EVA) President, K W Chang added.
(EVA) Airways will begin serving two more gateways with its "Hello Kitty" jets on May 23.
The airline will use two of its new cartoon character-themed A330-300s on its Taipei Songshan - Tokyo Haneda (HND) and Songshan - Shanghai Hongqiao routes. The flights (BR192/BR191 and BR 190/191) will be 2X daily.
(EVA) is also working to give two A330-200s Hello Kitty jet makeovers.
“This will give the airline five of the cheerfully painted second-generation airplane and enable more passengers to enjoy Hello Kitty flights,” the company said. “With these additions, (EVA)’s Hello Kitty jets will be operating from two Taipei airports, Taoyuan and Songshan; two Tokyo airports, Narita and Haneda; Fukuoka, Hokkaido, Shanghai’s Hongqiao, Guam, Seoul’s Incheon and Hong Kong.”
(EVA) said previously it will initiate nonstop service from New York (JFK) to Taiwan and increase its weekly flights from 4X- to 5X-weekly, starting June 18. These will be in normal livery.
April 2012: The (EVA) Airways Corporation is eyeing 787-10 and 777X airplanes as it considers the future of its wide body fleet. “We are highly interested in the 787-10 project,” (EVA) President, Kuo-Wei Chang said. He said he did not “feel so comfortable with the 747-8 for our needs.” Chang said he is also interested in the 777X, which could have “terrific” operating costs, he said.
Between 2014 and 2016, seven 777-300ERs will join (EVA)’s fleet. (EVA) has 12 A321 firm orders plus six options, and plans to phase out its eight MD-11Fs between 2014 and 2016.
(EVA), which expects to become a Star (SAL) Alliance member by 2013, will not bring in its subsidiary Uni Air (MAK) into the alliance. Chang said, “80% of UNI Air (MAK) is inside the Island [domestic traffic] and said it would not benefit from the alliance. Instead, he said (MAK) may “think about transitioning it into a Low Cost Carrier (LCC), maybe for services inside Asia. But so far, there is no decision about this.”
UNI Air (MAK) operates a fleet of 13 MD-90s, eight Bombardier DHC-8s and one Dornier 228. (MAK) has 10 ATR72-600s on order, with deliveries scheduled to start in the third quarter.
(EVA) operates six MD-90s, eight MD-11Fs, 16 747-400s, 11 A330-200s, three A330-300s and 15 777-300ERs. The average age of (EVA)’s passenger fleet is 8.4 years. “(EVA) Air and Uni Air (MAK) should operate about 100 airplanes by 2014.”
(EVA) transported 6.7 million passengers in 2011 and has a staff of 5,400. Load factor dropped -2% last year, down to 79% - 80% LF, compared to 2010. One of its strongest markets is the “cross straits” business to China, where more than >930,000 passengers were transported in 2010; the number should grow to 1.15 million this year, he said.
(EVA) Air has placed a firm order for ten A321-200s with Airbus (EDS) with the first airplane already scheduled to be delivered by the end of the year. The new A321s will replace 11 MD-90s currently operated by (EVA) Air and its subsidiary, Uni Air (MAK).
(EVA) also intends to acquire +7 777-300ERs to replace its 4 747-400Fs between 2014 and 2016.
May 2012: (EVA) Air now flies from Taipei Songshan Airport in Taiwan to Seoul Gimpo Airport in South Korea.
(EVA) Air has finalized an order for three 777-300ERs, including purchase rights for another four 777-300ERs.
In addition, (EVA) will lease four 777-300ERs from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) (GEF). (EVA) is undergoing a fleet transformation to enable it toincrease frequencies to mainland China and new destinations in North Asia.
Delivery from (GEF) is slated for 2014. (EVA) had earlier expressed its interest in the proposed 787-10 or 777X airplanes, in addition to the seven 777-300ERs, which at that time were slated to join the fleet between 2014 and 2016. (EVA) was the launch customer for the 777 in 2000, and operates a fleet of 15 777-300ERs.
“The 777-300ER is the flagship of our long-haul fleet and will play an important role in growing our global operations,” (EVA) Air President, Chang Kuo-wei said.
September 2012: (EVA) Air will launch 2X-weekly, Taipei - Hakodate A330-200 service on October 28.
(EVA) Airways selected Lufthansa Systems (LHS) to supply the Lido/Flight planning system.
October 2012: (EVA) Air took on China Airlines (CHI) on the route between Taipei Taoyuan (TPE) and Burma (Myanmar)’s main airport in Rangoon (RGN) (Yangon) on 9 October. (EVA) will operate the route three times weekly with its MD-90 airplanes, competing with (CHI)’s five flights a week after (CHI) recently increased frequencies from four weekly flights.
(EVA) Air, due to join the Star (SAL) Alliance next year, expanded its network to Japan on 28 October when (EVA) connected its Taipei Taoyuan (TPE) hub with Hakodate (HKD) on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. This is (EVA) Air’s seventh route to Japan from Taipei Taoyuan. Competition on the route comes from TransAsia (FSH)’s also twice-weekly operation.
1st delivery of A321-200 (SEE PHOTO - - "EVA-A321 - 2012-10), Aviation Capital Group (CGP) leased.
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January 2013: Profits have tumbled or become losses at China Airlines (CHI) and (EVA) Air, Taiwan's two largest carriers and its only intercontinental ones. But the financials (affected by the usual suspects of high fuel and depressed freight and economic certainty) belie sound restructuring the carriers are making to respond to significant changes in the Taiwanese market, long one of the quietest areas in North Asia.
The opening of cross-Strait flights to China has, in a short time frame, delivered them an entirely new and very profitable market. It has meant pulling back elsewhere to pump capacity into the mainland - although additional airplanes were also acquired.
China Airlines (CHI) is looking to permanently de-emphasize cargo's revenue contribution, sensing it to be too volatile, while (EVA) Air wants to increase its share. As the mainland market continues to expand, new growth (and competition) is also emerging from Japan after an "open skies" bilateral agreement. Further liberalization across Asia will open new markets, but serving regional routes bears the risk of being pushed off if low cost carriers (LCC)s, much discussed in Taiwan (but mostly ignored) gain traction.
For all the change that has occurred, much more is inevitable in 2013.
(EVA) Air enhanced its presence in Japan on 12 January. As the second largest Taiwanese airline, (EVA) commenced services from its Taipei Taoyuan (TPE) hub to Niigata (KIJ) located on the northwest coast of Honshu, the largest Japanese island. The previously unserved route is served with twice-weekly frequencies using MD-90s and is (EVA)’s second destination launched to Japan this season, following Hakodate flights, which commenced in October.
The (EVA) Airways Corporation announced the change of Chairman of the Board from Zheng Guangyuan to Zhang Guowei, and the change of General Manager from Zhang Guowei to Zheng Chuanyi, effective January 1.
May 2013: (EVA) Air continued to expand its presence in Japan, as it inaugurates thrice-weekly services on the route from its Taipei Taoyuan (TPE) hub to Asahikawa (AKJ) on 2 May. (EVA), for which Asahikawa is the third destination on the Hokkaido Island and tenth in Japan, operates the service using A330-200s in competition with TransAsia Airways (FSH)’s single weekly flight.
(EVA) Airways will join the Star (SAL) Alliance June 18 as the alliance’s 27th member, according to several media reports. The Taiwanese carrier was accepted into the alliance last year, paving the way for its full membership.
(EVA) Airways is Taiwan’s second biggest carrier and has a global network that stretches from Asia to Europe, North America and Oceania, linking more than >60 cities.
Its larger competitor, China Airlines (CHI), joined the SkyTeam (STM) Alliance in September 2011, becoming its 15th member.
June 2013: (EVA) Airways officially joined the Star (SAL) Alliance on June 18th, further strengthening the (SAL) alliance's presence in the Asia-Pacific. (EVA) will give extended access to the cross-strait market between China and Taiwan. (EVA) joins Star (SAL) Alliance members Air China (BEJ) and Shenzhen Airlines (SHZ) on those routes, which have grown from an annual passenger volume of just over >3 million in 2009 to around 9 million in 2012. (EVA) brings Kaohsiung, Taiwan and Surabaya in Indonesia to the (SAL) alliance network. Air China (BEJ) was a sponsoring airline since the (SAL) alliance's integration process which began in March 2012.
The Star (SAL) Alliance operates to 10 hubs across the Asia-Pacific, comprising Tokyo Narita and Haneda, Seoul Incheon, Beijing, Shanghai Pudong, Taipei Taoyuan, Shenzhen, Bangkok, Singapore, and Auckland, NZ.
SEE ATTACHED - - "EVA-2013-06 - JOINS STAR ALLIANCE."
July 2013: Unsurprisingly, Taiwan’s leading two airlines control capacity at Taipei Taoyuan International airport (CHT), commanding nearly 50% of weekly flights and seats. Although both China Airlines (CHI) (+12% weekly flights) and (EVA) Air (+11%) have delivered double-digit growth at the airport in the last twelve months, it is Mandarin Airlines (MDN) which has provided the biggest increase in weekly flights (+39%). The China Airlines (CHI)’s domestic and regional subsidiary has launched new flights to Ishigaki (twice-weekly) and Okinawa (four times weekly) in Japan, as well as Lijiang (thrice-weekly) in China. TransAsia Airways (FSH) is also growing fast at the airport, with +21% more flights available this August versus those offered for the same month last year. SEE ATTACHED - - "EVA-2013-07 - TAIPEI TAOYUAN TOP AIRLINES."
August 2013: (EVA) Air inaugurated flights on the route from Taipei Taoyuan (TPE) to Xining (XNN) in the Chinese Qinghai Province on August 1st. (EVA), which now serves a total of 14 airports in Mainland China from the Taipei airport, offers twice-weekly frequencies on the newly launched route, which it operates using A321s.
According to FAPA.aero, (EVA) Air is recruiting A330 and 747 First Officers (FC).
October 2013: (GE) Aviation (GEC) has several new customers for its flight efficiency services business, which supports airlines in fuel management, flight data analytics, navigation, and fleet synchronization.
(EVA) Airways and Garuda Indonesia (GIA) will use (GEC)’s fuel-management services. (GEC) is designing custom solutions for (EVA), and (GIA) will use consulting, analytics and business intelligence to improve flight operations.
(GEC) also has a collaborative program, "Green Skies of Brazil," which aims to improve airspace efficiency at 10 Brazil airports. Brazilian low-cost carrier (LCC) (GOL) will be the first airline to launch the program this year, and may save up to 77 gallons of fuel per approach and $24 million over five years.
(EVA) Air introduces special "HELLO KITTY" livery on 1 777-35EER, 3 A330-203s and 3 A330-302s as a marketing promotion of cheerful cartoon characters - - see website http://evakitty.evaair.com/en/ and SEE ATTACHED - - "EVA-2013-10 - HELLO KITTY-A/B/C."
(EVA) has taken delivery of its first Sharklet equipped A321-211 (5808, B-16206) airplane in Star (SAL) Alliance special livery - - SEE ATTACHED - - "EVA-2013-10 - 1ST A321 SHARKLETS" on lease from (GE) Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) (GEF). The airplane was handed over during a ceremony in Hamburg attended by Chang Kuo Wei, Chairman of (EVA) Air, and Norman Liu, President & (CEO) of (GECAS) (GEF).
(EVA) Air will lease six A321s from (BOC) Aviation (SIL), for delivery between March and August 2015. (EVA), which earlier this summer joined the Star (SAL) Alliance, is planning to use the (CFM)-powered A321s to renew its narrow body fleet and expand its regional network.
(BOC) Aviation (SIL) has 35 A320s and 40 A321s on firm order for delivery between 2015 and 2019 following its latest deal announced on September 25. (SIL) (CEO), Robert Martin said the (EVA) deal marks the first placement from the orders.
December 2013: (EVA) Air now flies daily between Kaohsiung (KHH) and Tokyo Narita (NRT). Flights on the 2,430 km route began on December 11th and will be operated by (EVA)’s A321s. Competition is provided by Japan Airlines (JAL) (daily flights) and China Airlines (CHI) (twice-weekly flights). Although (EVA) Air already serves 10 destinations in Japan from Taipei’s two airports, this is its first Japanese destination from Kaohsiung.
(EVA) Air ((IATA) Code: BR, based at Taipei Taoyuan) would be interested in placing an order for the latest Boeing 777 variant, the upgraded 777X, the President of the Taiwanese airline, Austin Cheng has said. "It won't be available until 2020, so give us some time and we would maybe look at it for 2023," Mr Cheng told "Reuters" news agency on the sidelines of a meeting of Star (SAL) Alliance members in Vienna. (EVA)'s long-haul fleet is currently dominated by the 777-300ER of which it has sixteen.
(EVA) Air currently operates 62 airplanes and serves 23 countries, 63 destinations, on 89 routes and 154 daily flights.
April 2014: EVA Airways Corp (EVA) said its consolidated revenue inched up +17.47% to NT$10.69 billion last month from February and grew +7.51% from a year earlier. (EVA)'s passenger sales showed +2.46% growth last month from February, with cargo revenue climbing +50.26% month-on-month.
For the first quarter of the year, (EVA)'s revenue totaled NT$30.39 billion, up +4.36% from the same period last year.
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May 2014: As it celebrates its 25th anniversary, (EVA) Air received its 16th and 17th Boeing 777-35EERs (1189, B-16718; 1202, B-16719) with Panasonic’s complete state-of-the-art (eX3) in-flight entertainment (IFE) system.
The (IFE) system includes high definition video touch screens at every seat and wi-fi connectivity. (EVA) is also the first user of the eX3 (IFE) system on the 777, said Boeing (TBC).
The two 777s are configured with 333 seats across three classes: 39C business, 56PY premium economy and 238Y economy class seats. Another similarly configured 777-300ER will follow later this year. (EVA) will use THE 777s to progressively raise frequencies to its North American destinations from June 3rd onwards.
June 2014: Air Lease Corporation (ALE) announced 12-year lease agreements with Taiwan’s (EVA) Air for two new Boeing 777-300ERs, scheduled for delivery in the second half of 2015 and first half of 2016.
777-36NER (41820, B-16720), (GEF) leased.
July 2014: (EVA) Air has signed an agreement with (GE) Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) (GEF) to lease four 777-300ERs. The 777-300ERs, which add to two others of the same make signed for in February of this year, are scheduled for delivery between 2016 and 2017.
(EVA) leases 11 airplanes from (GEF) including three Airbus A330-200s, four A321-200s and four 747-400Fs. (GEF) signed an agreement in 2011 to lease eight A321-200s to (EVA) and will deliver the remaining three airplanes later this year.
September 2014: (EVA) Air is taking its Hello Kitty Hand-in-Hand Jet to Europe. (EVA) will fly the colorfully liveried Boeing 777-300ER between Taipei and Paris, starting October 29, 2014. (EVA) is offering the fun way to fly, just in time for those who want to enjoy the splendor and romance of fall in the "City of Lights." Travelers in both Asia and Europe can book flights now through travel agents, an (EVA) ticket office or on the airline's website.
(EVA)'s first long-range Hello Kitty Jet, the Hand-in-Hand Jet, has proven to be popular among travelers worldwide since its launch on regular Taipei to Los Angeles service in September 2013. (EVA) has operated three Hello Kitty flights a week on the route for a little more than a year, while fans in Europe have persistently asked for opportunities to experience the exclusive airplanes. This is also Hello Kitty's 40th birthday. Taking her to Paris and introducing her to more fans and passengers adds to the fun of the birthday festivities.
(EVA) also flies five Airbus 330 Hello Kitty Jets, each with a different livery theme, to multiple destinations within Asia. The colorful jets have proven to be very successful and demand for all of these flights from travelers and fans around the world is strong.
The Hello Kitty Hand-in-Hand Jet is (EVA)'s first painted long-haul Boeing 777-300ER. (EVA) teamed up with Sanrio to create the livery and in-flight service items so that they reflect the spirit of the global village and friendship across all countries. The colorful display of major Sanrio characters, holding hands the entire length of the airplane, is intended to bridge cultural barriers and invite new friendships around the world. (EVA) is using the charming, lovable characters to make flying fun and spread happiness among passengers all over the globe.
(EVA) will operate its Hello Kitty Hand-in-Hand Jet on its regular schedule as BR87 from Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) to Paris' Charles de Gaulle (CDG) on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. On the return, it will fly as BR88, (CDG) - (TPE) on Monday, Thursday and Saturday. (EVA) offers a total of four weekly flights between Taipei and Paris. Passengers can book flights now through travel agents, (EVA) ticket offices and online at www.evaair.com, just in time to enjoy picturesque Paris in fall or, eastbound, Asia's diverse climates, cultures, foods and attractions.
From North America, (EVA) offers 55 flights a week from Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, and Vancouver. The Star (SAL) Alliance member links destinations worldwide, including cities throughout China and Asia. It offers more flights from North America to Taipei with more one-stop connections to more business and leisure gateways than any other airline. Travelers in North America can check schedules and book flights through travel agents, by calling an (EVA) reservations office and online at evaair.com.
October 2014: BOC Aviation (SIL) is placing two Boeing 777-300ERs with (EVA) Air for delivery in early 2017. (EVA) has been a customer of (SIL) since 1994, making it one of the company's long-standing customers.
Robert Martin, Managing Director & (CEO) of (SIL), said, "Our relationship with (EVA) Air dates back to our first year of operation, when we placed two Boeing 767 airplanes with (EVA). Over two decades, we have built a strong relationship, and are proud to have a continuing role in (EVA) Air's growth strategy."
(SIL) is the leading Asia-based airplane leasing company with a portfolio of 246 owned and managed airplanes operated by 58 airlines worldwide, and another 194 airplanes on firm order, as of September 30, 2014. The Company has one of the youngest fleets in the industry with an average owned airplane age of less than <4 years.
(BOC) Aviation, owned by the Bank of China, is headquartered in Singapore with offices in Dublin, London, and Seattle.
(EVA) Air currently operates 65 airplanes and serves 23 countries, yo 63 destinations, on 71 routes and 154 daily flights.
December 2014: News Item A-1: Singapore Airlines (SIA) has inked a code share agreement with Taipei-based (EVA) Airways on transpacific routes, extending its growing list of strategic codeshares.
From December 12, (EVA) flights from Taipei Taoyuan International to Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, New York (JFK), Toronto, and Vancouver will be coded and sold as SIA (SQ) code shares.
The agreement adds to existing code shares between the two Star (SAL) Alliance carriers, which for the last year have been sharing schedules on three daily flights between Singapore’s Changi and Taipei Taoyuan.
(EVA) said the choice of (SIA) for the code share would open up more access for both carriers in the expanding transpacific business sector, and that the “key [North American] market for (EVA) Air” would see further expansion as a result.
The move comes on the heels of multiple code share agreements signed recently by (SIA) with carriers such as Air New Zealand (ANZ), Korea-based Asiana (AAR), USA-based JetBlue (JBL) and Chinese carrier, Shenzhen Airlines (SHZ) to cement and expand its “Pacific Rim” coverage.
January 2015: News Item A-1: (EVA) Air has selected (APG) as its new General Sales Agent (GSSA) in Ireland, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, effective immediately.
News Item A-2: A321-211 (6488, B-16215), ex-(D-AVZQ) delivery.
February 2015: On February 5th (EVA) Air began a new daily service on the 1,959 km route from Kaohsiung (KHH) to Osaka Kansai (KIX). The route is flown by (EVA)’s A321s. China Airlines (CHI) with 12 weekly flights and Peach Aviation (PCA) with daily flights already serve this airport pair. (EVA) Air already serves Osaka Kansai 16 times weekly from its main base at Taipei Taoyuan. This is now (EVA)’s second Japanese route from Kaohsiung, as it already operates daily A321 flights to Tokyo Narita. In total, (EVA) Air now operates 97 flights per week from Taiwan to Japan, spread across three Taiwanese airports and 10 in Japan. In 2014, (EVA) Air transported 8.9 million passengers, up +11.1% on 2013. Annual load factor fell slightly from 79.6% LF to 78.2% LF.
April 2015: (EVA) Air’s plans to amalgamate with its Uni Air (MAK) domestic arm to make a single consolidated carrier have been put on hold. Following regulator concerns over Airplane Operator Certificate (AOC) permits, the Taiwanese Ministry of Transportation & Communications is looking at route allocations for a possible single (EVA) Air carrier.
777-36N (42107, B-16722), and A321-211 (6585, B-16217), ex-(D-AVXI), deliveries.
June 2015: News Item A-1: China’s Airlines Reroute Flights, Refund Tickets to South Korea after Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), Alert" by (ATW) Jeremy Torr, June 10, 2015.
Following a Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) Red Alert warning by the Hong Kong government, warning travelers against flying to Korea, Cathay Pacific Airways (CAT) and its subsidiary, Dragonair (DRG) have committed to refunds or re-routing for all existing tickets to Seoul, Busan and Jeju up to the end of August.
In addition, Taiwan-based China Airlines (CHI), (EVA) Air, TransAsia Airways (FSH), and Mandarin Airways (MDN) are also offering full-refund cancellations in the immediate term for Korean flights.
Korea has reported 95 cases of (MERS), with seven deaths in the country. As a result, the Hong Kong Security Bureau issued an Outbound Travel Alert (OTA), advising passengers to avoid “all non-essential travel” to the country.
In addition, Taiwan and Macau have both advised against unnecessary travel to any destination in South Korea, and are mandating that passengers wear facemasks disembarking from Korea-originating flights.
Since the virus was discovered in 2012 in Saudi Arabia, the (MERS) outbreak has killed more than >300 people in more than >20 countries. First identified in Saudi Arabia where it claimed the lives of more than >100, (MERS) is suspected of being spread by respiratory and direct contact vectors.
Cathay Pacific (CAT) and (DRG) say they are “monitoring the situation closely” and have provided extra facemasks, hand sanitizers and gloves for use on any airplanes traveling to Korea. Both carriers are looking at extra sanitation procedures in addition to routine cleaning on airplanes flying to potential infection areas.
News Item A-2: (EVA) Air on June 19 touched down at Houston Intercontinental (IAH), its newest USA destination. (EVA) has introduced 3x-weekly service on the 12,752 km route from Taipei Taoyuan (TPE). A 4th weekly flight starts in July. Houston becomes (EVA)’s 5th USA destination after Los Angeles, New York (JFK), San Francisco, and Seattle-Tacoma. No other carrier operates the route. The inaugural service was flown by a brand-new specially painted 777-300ER named "Hello Kitty Shining Star Jet."
News Item A-3: (EVA) Airways announced its intent to purchase five Boeing 777F freighters at the Paris Air Show. The commitment, valued at more than >$1.5 billion at list prices, represents the first 777F freighters to join (EVA)’s fleet.
(EVA) plans to use the new freighters to bolster its fleet in an effort to meet growing demand in the air cargo market.
(EVA) currently operates more than >35 Boeing airplanes in its fleet, including 20 777-300ERs. (EVA) is one of the world's leading 777-300ER operators with unfilled orders for 14 777-300ERs (both direct purchased and leased). (EVA) plans to grow its operational twin-aisle fleet to more than >60 airplanes by the end of 2025.
July 2015: News Item A-1: (EVA) Airways rolled out its 7th and last "Hello Kitty"-themed jet in late June, a long-range Boeing 777-300ER featuring a new "Shining Star" livery.
The new (EVA) Hello Kitty, Shining Star Jet is (EVA)'s 7th specially painted airplane and its 2nd using a long-range Boeing 777-300ER.
To date, (EVA) Air has launched 7 variants of the Hello Kitty Jet on flights from Taiwan to Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Mainland China, Huston, Guam, Singapore, and Paris.
Each with its own unique theme, the specially painted airplanes presently includes the (EVA) Hello Kitty Magic, Apple, Global, Happy Music, Speed Puff, and Hand-in-Hand jets.
Each Hello Kitty airplane comes fully equipped with over >100 in-flight service items featuring Hello Kitty, including limited-edition duty free products, Hello Kitty shaped food, thematic pillows and even restroom amenities in accordance with the theme.
News Item A-2: "Boeing (TBC), (EVA) Air Finalize Order for 5 777F Freighters" by WCARN.com July 21, 2015.
Boeing (TBC) and (EVA) Air have finalized an order for five 777F Freighters. The order, valued at more than >US$1.5 billion at list prices, will represent the first 777F Freighters to join (EVA) Air's fleet, and the first to be delivered to a Taiwan-based airline.
Boeing (TBC) first announced (EVA) Air's intent to order the five 777F Freighters at the 2015 Paris Air Show last month.
"Airfreight is an important link in global trade," (EVA) Air, Chairman, K W Chang said. "We are investing in the most advanced airplane and committing ourselves to continuing to ensure efficient, reliable service. Quality service and flight safety are our top priorities at (EVA), and we apply the same high standards to cargo services. We are determined to make (EVA) the world's best airline for both passenger and cargo services."
The Taiwan-based airline plans to use the new freighters to bolster its fleet on trans-Pacific and Asian routes in an effort to meet growing demand in the air cargo market.
"As (EVA) Air continues to modernize their world-class freighter fleet, we are honored that they have selected the 777F Freighter to maintain their position as one of the largest cargo airlines," said Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) President & (CEO), Ray Conner. "This order further validates the strength of the long-term partnership between (EVA) Air and Boeing (TBC) over the last several decades."
(EVA) Air currently operates more than >35 Boeing (TBC) airplanes, including 20 777-300ERs. With 13 additional 777-300ERs on order (both direct purchased and leased) (EVA) will become one of the largest 777 operators in the world. (EVA) plans to grow its operational twin-aisle fleet to more than >60 airplanes by the end of 2025.
"We are pleased to be the first airline in Taiwan to introduce Boeing 777F freighters," (EVA) President, Austin Cheng said in his remarks. "(EVA) participated in development of the Boeing 777-300ER and became a launch customer. We now fly 21 Boeing 777-300ERs and have +13 more on order. We have made the right choice as our experience with this airplane's advanced technology, and excellent performance indicates what we can expect from the 777F freighters. These freighters will be the backbone of our air cargo service for the next decade."
The 777F Freighter is the world's largest and longest range twin-engine freighter, capable of flying 4,900 nautical miles/9,070 kms with a full payload at general cargo market densities. The airplane's range capability translates into significant savings for cargo operators: fewer stops and associated landing fees, less congestion at transfer hubs, lower cargo handling costs and shorter cargo delivery times.
According to the Boeing World Air Cargo Forecast, global air freight traffic is forecast to grow at an annual rate of +4.7%, doubling the cargo traffic over the next 20 years.
Boeing (TBC) is the undisputed air cargo market leader, providing over 90% of the total worldwide dedicated freighter capacity.
News Item A-3: A321-211 (6707, B-16219), ex-(D-AVZS), (BOC) Aviation (SIL) leased.
August 2015: News Item A-1: Next month, Taiwan-based airlines are to begin implementing new rules on the in-flight use of portable electronic devices, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) said.
The (CAA) has amended the Regulations Restricting Use of Different Kinds of Communication Devices or Other Appliances Disrupting Flight to allow passengers to use cellphones or smartphones during take-off or any other time during the flight, as long as they are on "airplane mode."
The move follows widespread passenger complaints about the previous rules that all electronic appliances had to be turned off after the doors to the cockpit were closed.
Under the new rules, if a plane's pilot (FC) gives clearance, passengers can use their portable devices during take-off and landing.
Electronic devices that can be in airplane mode or that can be easily stowed in a cabin seat pocket, are allowed to be used throughout the flight, whether domestic or international.
On international flights, oversized devices such as laptops weighing more than >1kg can be used once the plane has reached cruising altitude of more than >10,000ft/3,048m, but because of concerns about fixed cruising altitudes and different processes, use of laptops and other devices that cannot be easily stowed, will still be barred on domestic flights, the (CAA) said.
If a plane has the appropriate on-board communication facilities, such as Wi-Fi networks, devices that can receive such signals, are also allowed to be used after the on-board systems are turned on, the (CAA) said.
China Airlines (CHI), (EVA) Airlines, Uni Air (MAK), Mandarin Airlines (MDN), and Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT) said they are prepared to implement the changes, as of September.
TransAsia Airways (FSH) said it has already revised its regulations pertaining to usage of electrical devices, but it was still waiting for the (CAA) to approve the changes.
September 2015: See photo - "EVA-2015-09 - Top 10 2015.jpg
October 2015: (EVA) Airways will buy up to 24 Boeing 787-10s and two additional 777-300ER airplanes, in an order valued at more than >$8 billion at list prices. Boeing (TBC) said the Taiwanese carrier will “join the 787-10 launch customer team and will be one of the first airlines to introduce the newest member of the 787 Dreamliner family.”
(EVA) Airways continues to modernize its long-haul fleet by replacing aging airplanes and these new airplanes will allow (EVA) to expand into new markets, particularly in Southeast Asia, Oceania, and North America.
(EVA) operates 21 777-300ERs. With its intent to purchase two additional 777-300ERs as part of this deal, (EVA) Airways will have unfilled orders for 15 777-300ERs and five 777F freighters, as well as 24 787-10s (both direct purchased and leased, according to Boeing (TBC)).
November 2015: News Item A-1: "(EVA) Air Takes Delivery of First 777-300ER with New Livery" by (ATW) Mark Nensel, November 12, 2015.
(EVA) Air took delivery of its first re-branded Boeing 777-300ER at Boeing (TBC)’s delivery center in Everett, Washington, USA on November 11.
While being the 22nd 777-300ER in (EVA)’s fleet, the new 777-300ER debuted (EVA)’s new livery design and corporate identity - - see photo - - "EVA-777-300ER New Livery - 2015-11.jpg." The 777-300ER’s simplified tail design features a compass as its focal point, borrowed from (EVA)’s corporate parent, the Evergreen Group; the 777-300ER's underbelly is now a dark-green, with a curved orange borderline.
The 777-300ER is the first delivery in a series of 12-year lease agreements between (EVA) and Air Lease Corporation (ALE); two additional 777-300ERs are scheduled for 2016, and the fourth will be delivered in 2017. By the end of 2016, (EVA) expects to have seven new 777-300ERs and six new Airbus A321-200s in its fleet, bringing (EVA)’s fleet to over >80 airplanes. (EVA) will fly its new 777-300ERs on North American routes; (EVA) plans to increase its North American frequency to 77 flights per week by the end of 2016.
Boeing VP, Jeff Klemann, (EVA) President, Austin Cheng and Air Lease Corporation (ALC) (CEO), Steven Udvar-Házy participated in the events as “keys” to the new 777-300ER were handed over to (EVA) Chairman, K W Chang.
(EVA) Chairman Chang piloted (EVA) Air’s new 777-300ER back to Taiwan from Washington state. Before departing, Chang, a certified pilot (FC), inspected the airplane accompanied by executives from (EVA) Air, Boeing (TBC), and Air Lease Corporation (ALE).
“(EVA) was a launch customer for the 777-300ER in 2005 and the airplane has become the backbone of our long-haul fleet,” Chang said, adding (EVA) will operate over >30 777-300ERs by the end of 2017. “We launched our new generation Boeing 777-300ERs [in 2014] and significantly upgraded our in-flight services and cabin environment.”
News Item A-2: "(EVA) Airways Finalizes Order for Up to 24 Boeing 787-10s, two 777-300ERs" by (ATW) Victoria Moores, November 24, 2015.
(EVA) Airways has finalized an order for up to 24 (GEnx-1B)-powered Boeing 787-10s and two (GE90-115B)-powered 777-300ERs, valued at more than >$8 billion at current list prices.
See photo - - "EVA-1-K W Chang R Conner TBC.jpg."
(EVA) Airways announced a commitment for the airplanes on October 15 and firmed up the order during an official ceremony in Taipei on November 24. “These planes will support our growth well into the future,” (EVA) Airways President, Austin Cheng said.
The 26 airplanes will be delivered between 2017 and 2022, helping (EVA) hit its objective to operate more than >100 airplanes by 2020. They will be used to gradually replace older airplanes and to add new frequencies and destinations.
“These new 787-10 Dreamliners will allow (EVA) to expand into new markets. They will be deployed on medium-range and long-haul flights, and will be operated in tandem with the 777-300ERs to form the backbone of (EVA) Airways' fleet,” Boeing (TBC) said.
(EVA) Airways, which was involved in the development of the Boeing 777-300ER, became a launch customer for the variant in 2005. It is the eighth largest 777-300ER operator worldwide and the fourth largest in Asia. “From that first delivery through today, we operate 22 of these high-performance long-haul airplanes. We believe the future of the airline industry will be built on fuel efficiency and cabin comfort. The new Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner’s high fuel efficiency and long-range flying capabilities meets these requirements and our operational needs,” Cheng said.
Along with the new engines, (GE) Aviation (GEC) said (EVA) Air signed 12-year "OnPointSM" solution agreements for the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of its (GEnx-1B) and (GE90-115B) engine fleet. The new engines and OnPoint solution agreements are valued at more than >$2 billion at list prices for the engine and over the life of the service agreements.
(EVA) Airways operates more than >40 Boeing airplanes and this order increases its backlog to 37 units: 14 777-300ERs, 5 777F freighters, and 18 787-10s.
December 2015: (EVA) Air has agreed to lease four new Boeing 787-9s and two new 787-10s from Air Lease Corporation (ALE).
Intrepid Aviation (INL) delivered one new Airbus A330-300 to (EVA) Airways. The aircraft is powered by (CF6-80E) engines and is subject to a long-term lease to (EVA).
January 2016: News Item A-1: "China (PRC) to Conduct Trials of Taiwan Passenger Transfers" by (ATW) Jeremy Torr, January 13, 2016.
The mainland People’s Republic of China (PRC) is to conduct a trial of transfers of international passengers at Taiwanese (ROC) airports.
China’s Taiwan Affairs Office said it will run a limited initial program that will apply to passengers originating from selected mainland destinations, including Chongqing, Kunming and Nanchang. The trial will allow passengers to transfer to secondary international schedules at Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport for flights to a third country; until now, the lack of jurisdiction recognition between the two countries has made this impossible.
The trial agreement was signed late last year at the first-ever meeting of the two countries’ heads of state (Chinese Premier, Xi Jinping and Taiwan’s President, Ma Ying-Jeou) in Singapore.
The China-based "Xinhua" news agency reported that residents of the three selected destinations would be allowed to board transit flights in Taiwan with their passports, interline tickets and boarding passes as issued and cleared in mainland China, for a flight to a third country.
A Taiwanese government spokesperson said the trial would “build upon [a] healthy state of affairs” between the two countries, and could see the initial three-city trial extended to further tier-two mainland cities if the scheme proves viable. If it is, the authorities estimate as many as 500,000 mainland Chinese a year could transit to international connections through Taiwan.
Taiwan-based China Airlines (CHI) and (EVA) Air could immediately benefit from the new arrangement feeding mainland tourists into their hub. Both run established international networks out of Taoyuan International to Australasian, North American, and Southeast Asian destinations.
News Item A-2: 777-35E (44552, B-16726), (ALE) leased and A321-211 (6935, B-16221), ex-(D-AVZR), (BOC) Aviation (SIL) leased.
February 2016: Yung-Fa Chang, Founder and Chairman of Taiwan’s Evergreen Group, owner of Taipei-based (EVA) Air, died on January 20. Born in 1927, Chang founded container shipping line Evergreen Marine Corporation in 1968, and established (EVA) Air in 1989. Chang is the father of current (EVA) Air Chairman, Kuo Wei Chang.
March 2016: (EVA) Air launched 4x-weekly, Taipei - Istanbul Boeing 777-300ER service.
April 2016: News Item A-1: (EVA) Air began 2x-daily, Taipei (TPE) - Cebu Airbus A321-200 service. It also flies 2x-daily, – Manila service.
(EVA) Air and Air Canada (ACN) began code sharing fights in March. Under the code share, (ACN) passengers can take (EVA)-operated flights from Tokyo (NRT) and Seoul (ICN) airports to both Taoyuan (TPE) and Kaohsiung (KHH) airports in Taiwan. (EVA) passengers can fly Air Canada (ACN) on Vancouver - Calgary and - Edmonton and Toronto - Montreal.
(EVA) offers 5x-weekly, Taipei - Toronto and - Vancouver. Both carriers are members of the Star (SAL) Alliance.
News Item A-2: Former (EVA) Air Chairman, Steven Lin has been reinstated as Chairman after K W Chang was removed during an extraordinary meeting of (EVA)’s governing board.
The action by (EVA) Air’s board on March 11 came <2 months after the death of Evergreen Group’s Founder & Chairman, Yung-Fa Chang. The Evergreen Group is a major international conglomerate with subsidiary cargo, shipping, and hotel businesses in addition to oversight of (EVA) Air.
K W Chang, who reportedly promoted to himself to Chairman of the Evergreen Group, is Yung-Fa Chang’s youngest child. 3 sons from Yung-Fa Chang’s 1st marriage are also members of (EVA) Air’s governing board, collectively holding a 16.31% combined stake in (EVA) Air, as opposed to K W Chang’s 14.37% stake, according to the "Taipei Times."
The day after K W Chang’s self-promotion, an extraordinary board meeting was called, during which Evergreen Group’s top management team was dissolved. Chang was voted out as (EVA) Air Chairman 3 weeks later.
News Item A-3: The Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) announced that Danny C Ho, Chief Executive Vice President at (EVA) Air, has been elected to the Foundation's Board of Governors. Ho, a longtime member and former Chairman of the Foundation's International Advisory Committee (IAC), is responsible for corporate safety, security and environment management, and oversees various functions in Flight Operations at (EVA).
"I am extremely pleased that Danny has agreed to serve on the Board of Governors," said Jon Beatty, (FSF) President & (CEO). "Over the years, Danny has made significant contributions to aviation safety at (EVA) and in his role on the (IAC), and it would be hard to find anyone more qualified to serve on our board."
Members of the Foundation's Board of Governors are elected to an initial 3-year term and can be re-elected twice. The Board comprises up to 35 safety professionals and executives from around the world and across different sectors of the aviation industry. In addition to the elected members, the chairs of the various Foundation advisory committees serve as ex officio members of the board.
(EVA) Air, a benefactor member of the Foundation, operates a mixed fleet of 70 Airbus and Boeing passenger jets and freighters serving 65 destinations on 4 continents.
October 2016: (EVA) Air and Thai Airways International (TII) announced a new code share partnership on October 17. The 1st code share flights will begin October 30. Under the agreement, the carriers will use both airlines’ flight numbers on North America service and onward connections between Taipei and Bangkok.
The code share will extend to (EVA) Air’s North American routes to Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver and Chicago (beginning November 3).
(EVA) operates 27x-weekly Taipei - Bangkok service. Thai Airways (TII) flies 7x-weekly service on the same route. The code share agreement will apply to all flights on the route served by each airline.
“This code share agreement enables (EVA) and (TII) to combine resources to attract more North America passengers and grow bookings in Southeast Asia,” (EVA) Air said. “The code share strengthens North America and Southeast Asia markets for both carriers.”
777-36NER (62287, B-16732), ex-(N50281), (GECAS) (GEF) leased, A321-211 (7344, B-16227), ex-(D-AVYZ), (BOC) Aviation leased, and A330-203 (634, B-16307), AirCastle leased, ex-(N618BC).
December 2016: (EVA) Air and Air India (AIN)/(IND) announced a new code share partnership schedule on December 1. Under the agreement, the carriers will use both airlines’ flight numbers on (EVA)-operated routes between Taipei - Bangkok and Taipei - Singapore and on Air India (AIN)/(IND)-operated flights between Mumbai - Bangkok and Mumbai - Singapore.
(EVA) operates 24x-weekly Taipei - Bangkok service and 2x-daily Taipei - Singapore service. Air India (AIN)/(IND) operates daily Mumbai - Bangkok service and daily Mumbai - Singapore service.
Air India (AIN)/(IND) is (EVA) Air’s 16th code share partner, in addition to Air Canada (ACN), Air China (BEJ), All Nippon Airways (ANA), Asiana Airlines( AAR), Colombia flag carrier Avianca (AVI), Bangkok Airways (PGB), Hainan Airlines (HNA), Hong Kong Airlines (CRY), Shandong Airlines (SHG), Shenzhen Airlines (SHZ), Thai Airways (TII), Singapore Airlines (SIA), Turkish Airlines (THY), (EVA) Air regional subsidiary Uni Airways and United Airlines (UAL).
January 2017: 777-3SH (61600, B-16733), Air Lease Corporation leased, A330-302E (1767, B-16337), ex-(F-WWKR) Pembroke Capital leased.
February 2017: News Item A-1: (EVA) Airways is accelerating the retirement of its Boeing 747 fleet, bringing forward the final flight from October to August 2017.
Previously scheduled on October 28, 2017, (EVA)'s final 747 service is tentatively scheduled on August 20, 2017 from Shanghai to Taipei. As usual, additional changes remain highly possible.
(EVA) now operates 3 747-400s, which are still the largest in its fleet with a total of 372 seats in 3 classes. But these are being gradually replaced by new long-haul jets, including the Boeing 777-300ER.
In addition, (EVA) announced to phase out 4 "Hello Kitty" liveries in the 1st half year: "Hello Kitty Magic Jet," "Hello Kitty Apple Jet," "Hello Kitty Global Jet," and "Hello Kitty Speed Puff Jet."
April 2017: News Item A-1: (EVA) Air posted a full-year 2016 net profit of +TWD3.5 billion/+$107 million, down -46% from (EVA)’s +TWD6.4 billion 2015 net result. (EVA) reported TWD115.5 billion in operating revenue for the year, down -0.3% from TWD115.9 billion in revenue for 2015; operating expenses totaled TWD99.6 billion, up +1.1% year-over-year (YOY). (EVA)’s resulting operating profit for the year came to TWD15.9 billion, down -8.5% from TWD 17.4 billion in 2015.
(EVA) Air carried 11.2 million passengers in 2016, up +11.7% (YOY). Full-year traffic was up +16.1% to 40.9 billion (RPK)s; capacity 17.2% to 51.2 billion (ASK)s, producing a full-year load factor of 80% LF, down -2.8 points from 2015. Air freight traffic was down -2% (YOY) to 3.6 billion (FTK)s. (EVA)’s passenger yield fell -10% (YOY) to TWD2.09; (EVA)’s cargo yield dropped -18.4% (YOY) to TWD5.84.
(EVA) Air took direct delivery of 1 new airplane in 2016, a Boeing 777-300ER in June.
(EVA) also announced new code share partnerships with Thai Airways (TII) in October, and Air India (AIN) in December.
News Item A-2: A new "Sanrio"-themed aircraft, launched recently by Taiwanese airline (EVA) Air and Japanese company Sanrio, will have routes from Taipei's Songshan International Airport to Tokyo's Haneda International Airport and Shanghai's Hongqiao International Airport.
Launched April 10, the new aircraft, dubbed "Joyful Dream Jet," is an Airbus A330-300 aircraft configured for 30C business class and 279Y economy class passengers. Passengers boarding the plane will get to marvel at Sanrio-inspired interior, such as "Hello Kitty," little twin stars "Kiki" & "Lala," and "Pompompurin," as well as enjoy Sanrio-themed in-flight meal and amenities.
(EVA) Air and Sanrio created the 1st generation of "Hello Kitty" jets in 2005 and 2006. It currently offers several Sanrio-themed aircraft, namely the Comfort Flight, Shining Star, Sanrio Family Hand in Hand, Joyful Dream, Travel Fun, and Around the World.
The unique service serves routes from Taipei via Taoyuan or Songshan International Airport to Cebu, Tokyo, Houston, Singapore, Paris, Fukuoka, Seoul, and Shanghai.
According to a recent official statement, (EVA) is set to launch more Sanrio-themed aircraft this year.
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EVA-A321 - 2011-11
EVA-A321 - 2012-10
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1 737-7BC BBJ (CFM56-7B26) (1060-33036, N888YF), WITH WINGLETS. VIP.
0 747-45E (CF6-80C2B1F) (1151-29111, /98 B-16411; 1159-29112, /98 B-16412; 942-27062, /92 B-16401; 947-27063, /92 B-16402 - - SEE PHOTO - - "EVA-CARGO-747-2008-05;" 976-27141, /93 N403EV; 982-27142, /93 N405EV; 1140-29061, /98 B-16410), 8F, 16C, 241Y/PLTS.
3 747-45EC (CF6-80C2B1F) (994-27154, /93 B-16461; 998-27173, /93 B-16462; 1004-27174, /93 B-16463; 1016-26062, /94 B-16465; 1051-27898, /95 B-16406; 1053-27899, /95 B-16407; 1076-28092, /96 B-16408; 1077-28093, /96 B-16409). 27062; 27062; 27173; ST (GEF) & LSD BACK AFTER SF CONV. 27154; ST (UPS) 1/08. 26062; RTND (GEF), ST (UPS) 2008-05. 8F, 16C, 241Y/PLTS.
3 747-45EF (CF6-80C2B1F) (1251-30607, /00 B-16481; 1279-30608, /01 B-16482; 1309-30609, /02 B-16483), FREIGHTER.
1 747-47UF (CF6-80C2B5F) (1307-32838, /02 N416MC), (TLS) WET-LSD 2002-07. FREIGHTER.
1 747-48EF (27063, B-16402), EX-(N618BC).
0 757-27A (PW2037) (904-29610, /99 B-27017; 910-29611, /00 B-27021), (FAT) 2-YR WET-LSD 2002-01. 29610 & 29611 RTND 2004-01. 35C, 154Y.
3 767-25E (CF6-80C2B2F) (524-27192, /93 N621EV; 527-27193, /93 B-16622; 532-27194, /94 B-16623; 535-27195, /94 B-16625). 1 LST (MAK), 27194; ST WELLS FARGO BANK NW 2005-11. NOT (ETOPS) EQ'PD. 12C, 200Y.
0 767-3T7ER (CF6-80C2B6F) (366-25076, /91 N601EV; 370-25117, /91 N602EV), (SIL) LSD. 25076; 25117; RTND 2005-05, & LST (ARO). 18C, 220Y.
1 767-35EER (CF6-80C2B6F FADEC) (434-26063, /92 B-16603; 438-26064, /92 B-16605), 2 CL, ALL (ETOPS) EQ'PD. 26063; TO (ATZ) 2006-10. 18C, 217Y.
3/9 ORDERS 777-25ELRF (GE90-115B), FREIGHTER:
1 +2 ORDERS (2015-06) 777-25ELR (GE90-115B), 301 PAX 3 CLASS, 10,148 M RANGE, (ALE) LSD.
1 777-3SH (61600, B-16733), (ALE) LSD 2017-01.
1 777-35E (44552, B-16726), (ALE) LSD 2016-01.
4 ORDERS (2016-02) 777-300ER, (GEF) LSD:
2 ORDERS (2017-02) 777-300ER, (SIL) LSD:
22 +3 ORDERS 777-35EER (GE90-115B) (524-32639, B-16701, 2005-07; 531-32640, B-16702, 2005-08; 572-32643, /06 B-16703; 597-32645, /06 B-16705; 612-33750, /07 B-16706; 634-33751, /07 B-16707; 658-33752, /07 B-16708; 683-33753, /07 B-16709; 707-32641, /08 B-16710; 721-33754, /08 B-16711; 758-33756, /09 B-16713; 810-33757, /09 B-16715; 822-32642, /09 B-16716; 863-32644, /10 B-16717; 1189, B-16718, 2014-05; 1202, B-16719, 2014-05), 39C, 56PY, 238Y (8,300 M RANGE).
1 777-36N (42107, B-16722, 2015-05).
2 777-36NER (41820, B-16720, 2014-06; 62287, B-16732, 2016-10), (GEF) LSD.
4 ORDERS 787-9, AIR LEASE CORPORATION (ALE) LSD:
24 ORDERS 787-10:
2 ORDERS 787-10, AIR LEASE CORPORATION (ALE) LSD:
1 MD-90-30 (V2525-D5) (2162-53537, /96 B-17913), 2005-03. 12C, 140Y.
4 MD-90-30ER (V2525-D5) (2172-53539, /97 B-17916; 2217-52572, /98 B-17917; 2153-53534, /96 B-17923; 2171-53568, /97 B-17925), 6 (MAK), 1 (GCA), MAINT BY (MAK), WET-LST (MAK) 1998-12. 12C, 140Y.
2 MD-11 (CF6-80C2D1F) (570-48542, /94 B-16101, 572-48543, /94 B-16102; 577-48415, /94 B-16103) TO CONV TO F BY 2004. 275 PAX, 2 CLASS. 1 COMPLETED BY (ARP) 2003-08. 48542; TO (NGB) AS F (2013-12). 24C, 251Y.
8 MD-11F (CF6-80C2D1F) (576-48415, /94 B-16103, 2004-09; 580-48544, /95 N105EV; 587-48545, /95 B-16106; 589-48546, /95 B-16107; 619-48778, /97 B-16108; 620-48779, /97 B-16109; 630-48786, /98 B-16110; 631-48787, /98 B-16111; 633-48789, /99 B-16112; 634-48790, /99 B-16113), (TBC) CONV TO F. 48415 RTND, LST (SHA) 2005-06. 48546; TO (NGB) 2013-12. FREIGHTER.
3 MD-11F (CF6-80C2D1F) (WLD) 12 YR WET-LSD 2005-03. FREIGHTER.
4 +10 ORDERS A321-211 (CFM56-5B3) (5354, /12 B-16201; 5328, /12 B-16202; 5377, /12 B-16203; 5485, /13 B-16205; (SEE PHOTO - - "EVA-A321 - 2012-10), (CGP) LSD. 8C, 176Y.
4 A321-211 (CFM56-5B3) (5808, /13 B-16206 - - SEE ATTACHED - - "EVA-2013-10 - 1ST A321 SHARKLETS;" 6488, B-16215, 2015-01; 6585, B-16217, 2015-05), IN STAR (SAL) ALLIANCE LIVERY, 1ST WITH SHARKLETS. 8C, 176Y.
2 +4 ORDERS A321-211 (CFM56-5B3) (6707, B-16219, 2015-07; 7344, B-16227, 2016-10), EX-(D-AVZS) & (D-AVYZ) (SIL) LSD. 8C, 176Y.
11 +3 ORDERS A330-203 (CF6-80E1A3) (530, /03 B-16301; 535, /03 B-16302; 555*, /04 B-16303; 573, /04 B-16304; 583 /04 b-16305; 587, /04 B-16306; 634, /04 B-16307; 655, /05 B-16308; 661*, /05 B-16309; 678, /05 B-16310; 693*, /05 B-16311; 755, /06 B-16312), (GEF) LSD. * "HELLO KITTY" LIVERY. 24C, 228Y.
1 A330-300 (CF6-80E1A4), INTREPID AVIATION (INL) LEASED 2015-12. 30C, 279Y.
4 A330-302 (CF6-80E1A4) (1254*, /11 B-16631; 1268*, /11 B-16632; 1274*, /11 B-16333; 1767, /11 B-16337), EX-(F-WWYF), (CIT) GROUP (TCI) LSD. * "HELLO KITTY" LIVERY. 30C, 279Y.
1 DASSAULT FALCON 900.
0 B AE 146-300, (MAK) LSD. RTND.
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STEVEN LIN, CHAIRMAN (2016-04)
RAYMOND LIN, VICE CHAIRMAN (EVA) GROUP.
AUSTIN CHENG, PRESIDENT.
DANNY HO, CHIEF EXECUTIVE VP.
Danny is responsible for corporate safety, security and environment management, and oversees various functions in flight operations at (EVA). He was former (EVA) Director Flight Operations Safety (TPEOSBR).
ZHENG CHUANYI, GENERAL MANAGER (2013-01).
NIEH KUO WEI, VICE MANAGING DIRECTOR & GENERAL MANAGER.
RICHARD HUANG, PRESIDENT, AMERICA DIVISION (1998-07).
DAVID WANG, CHAIRMAN (EGAT) (2000-09).
P J HSU, PRESIDENT (EGAT) (9/00).
MASAHIKO SAITO, EXECUTIVE ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE ADVISOR (EX-(JAL) QUALITY ASSURANCE (QA) (1996-07).
DENIS KAO, EXECUTIVE VP CORPORATE PLANNING.
PETER CHEN, EXECUTIVE VP PASSENGERS.
TIM YANG, SENIOR VP EUROPE.
CAPTAIN W C CHEN, SENIOR VP FLIGHT OPERATIONS.
MORGAN NGAN, DEPUTY JUNIOR VP FLIGHT OPERATIONS.
C K NI, SENIOR VP LINE & BASE MAINTENANCE/MCD (1997-02).
J C LIOU, EXECUTIVE VP (EGAT) (1999-09).
MICHAEL CHANG, DEPUTY SENIOR VP ENGINEERING, (TPEETBR) (1998-07).
BOWEN TSAO, DEPUTY SENIOR VP SUPPLY DEPARTMENT (1997-02).
KRIS KUO, DEPUTY SENIOR VP LINE MAINTENANCE & MCD (TPEETBR).
YY CHEN, DEPUTY SENIOR VP CORPORATE PLANNING.
KATHERINE KO, JUNIOR VP PUBLIC RELATIONS (PR).
FRED SONG, JUNIOR VP BASE MAINTENANCE (2001-03).
T H LAI, JUNIOR VP SUPPLY (1997-08).
F S PAI, JUNIOR VP QUALITY ASSURANCE (EGAT) (2000-12).
THOMAS FANG, JUNIOR VP BASE MAINTENANCE.
SI-TAT TSUI, JUNIOR VP ADMINISTRATION (1997-02).
THOMAS FANG, JUNIOR VP LINE MAINTENANCE (2000-12).
C F YEH, JUNIOR VP ENGINEERING (2000-12).
JEFFREY PENG, JUNIOR VP MAINTENANCE CONTROL (2000-12).
MIKE PSAI, MANAGER QUALITY CONTROL (QC).
JASON TSENG, MANAGER AIR PASSENGER SERVICES (CKS).