EVA Air receives first of 20 787-10 Dreamliners
June 22, 2019: Boeing has delivered its 787-10 Dreamliner to EVA Air, which will be the first of 20 787-10s the carrier will operate on routes within Asia later this year.
June 22, 2019: Boeing has delivered its 787-10 Dreamliner to EVA Air, which will be the first of 20 787-10s the carrier will operate on routes within Asia later this year. The airline 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. As a five-star airline, we are committed to providing world-class service and products to our customers and these new airplanes will be key to our long-term success," added Lin.
EVA Air is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.
"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.
Built with lightweight composite materials and powered by advanced GEnx engines, EVA Air's 787-10 is the largest member of the fuel-efficient and passenger-pleasing Dreamliner family. The aircraft can carry 342 passengers in a two-class configuration, which is 38 more seats than EVA Air's 787-9 Dreamliner.