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Mon, 24 June 2019

EVA Air Takes Delivery of First Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

EVA Air has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, the first of 20 Boeing 787-10s the Taiwanese carrier plans to use on high-density routes within Asia later this summer.

The airline, which is also celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, already operates a fleet of four 787-9 Dreamliners.

"The 787 Dreamliner has become the flagship of our fleet and we will leverage the airplane's unrivaled fuel efficiency, reliability and size to operate high-density markets in Asia," said Steve Lin, Chairman of EVA Air. "The 787-10 offers around 15 percent more cabin space and cargo capacity compared to our existing 787-9s and this added capability will allow us to explore new opportunities for future growth in the emerging markets within Asia Pacific."

EVA Air has taken delivery of its first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, the first of 20 Boeing 787-10s the Taiwanese carrier plans to use on high-density routes within Asia later this summer. The airline, which is also celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, already operates a fleet of four 787-9 Dreamliners. Click to enlarge.

Built with lightweight composite materials and powered by advanced GEnx engines, EVA Air's 787-10 can serve 342 passengers in a two-class configuration, which is 38 more seats than EVA Air's 787-9 Dreamliner.

Onboard the airline's new 787 Dreamliner, passengers can experience EVA Air's new Royal Laurel class seats designed by Designworks, a BMW Group company. At 23 inches wide, the new seats feature privacy panels, full lie-flat capabilities as well as enhanced in-flight entertainment systems. EVA Air also partnered with Teague, to redesign its economy class seats, which are produced by Recaro.

"EVA Air is an award-winning carrier and has formed a dynamic long-haul fleet. With their 777-300ERs, 787-9s and now the 787-10, EVA Air will have an incredible widebody family to serve its passengers and grow its international network for many years to come," said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing of The Boeing Company. "We are extremely honored that EVA is building their future around the 787 Dreamliner family and I am confident that the passenger-pleasing capabilities of the airplane will contribute immensely to the airline's reputation as a five star airline."

A member of Star Alliance, EVA Air serves international routes with approximately 565 weekly flights.

The airline is currently going through a difficult period as an ongoing strike has affected thousands of customers around the world.

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