Taiwanese airline EVA Air has finalized an order for five additional Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, in a repeat order for the super-efficient widebody jet. The order further supports EVA Air’s commitment to operating a sustainable fleet that reduces carbon emissions while delivering world-class service to its passengers.
According to Clay Sun, President of EVA Air, the airline’s existing fleet of 787 Dreamliners has become the foundation of its carbon-neutral growth strategy. With the addition of five more Dreamliners, EVA Air will be able to leverage the airplane’s unrivaled efficiency and performance for many years to come.
The Dreamliner’s advanced GEnx engines and lightweight composite materials make it 25% more fuel-efficient than earlier-generation jets. This greater efficiency will enable EVA Air to reduce its carbon emissions and sustainably grow its fleet. In addition, the Dreamliner’s increased capacity and greater range will give EVA Air added flexibility on long-haul routes to North America, Europe, and Asia.
“EVA Air operates one of the most efficient and sustainable widebody fleets in the world, with repeat orders for the 787 serving as a testament to the value this family of airplanes brings to its network,” said Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “With additional Dreamliners, EVA Air is well positioned for growth, especially as passenger traffic returns to pre-pandemic levels in Asia.”
EVA Air currently operates a fleet of 10 Dreamliners, including four 787-9s and six 787-10s. With this new order, EVA Air has unfilled orders for seven 787-10s and nine 787-9s. The airline also operates one of the world’s largest 777 fleets, including passenger and freighter models, with one 777 Freighter on order.
In addition to reducing its carbon footprint, EVA Air is committed to providing world-class service to its passengers. The Dreamliner’s state-of-the-art features, including larger windows, mood lighting, and a quieter cabin, will enhance the overall travel experience for EVA Air’s passengers.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the aviation industry, but EVA Air’s commitment to sustainability and growth has remained steadfast. As passenger traffic returns to pre-pandemic levels in Asia, EVA Air’s expanded Dreamliner fleet will enable the airline to meet the growing demand for air travel while reducing its environmental impact.
Overall, EVA Air’s investment in the Boeing 787 Dreamliner demonstrates the airline’s commitment to sustainable growth and world-class service. The Dreamliner’s efficiency and performance make it an ideal aircraft for EVA Air’s long-haul routes, while its advanced features will enhance the travel experience for passengers. As EVA Air continues to grow, the Dreamliner will remain a cornerstone of the airline’s commitment to sustainability and innovation.