Leading Taiwanese carrier EVA Air has expanded its network in North America with the launch of new route. The airline launched its nonstop flights to Chicago from Taipei starting from November 2, 2016. Media reports said that EVA Air, which is a Five-Star airline, has started serving the two destinations with four nonstop flights per week with the help of a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Chicago, the newest route for the airline, will be now its eighth gateway in North America. Other North American destinations being currently served by the airline include Seattle, New York, Houston, San Francisco, Los Angeles (all in USA), and Vancouver and Toronto (in Canada).
EVA Air while providing schedule of the new service said that the inbound Flight BR55 will depart from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport at 12.20 am local time and arrive at Taipei’s Taoyuan International Airport at 5.00 am next day local time. The inbound flight will operate four times per week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. However, the return Flight BR56 will make its departure from Taipei at 8.05 pm local time and reach Chicago at 8.55 pm same day local time. The flights will be operated on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
The launch of the new service is aimed at offering travelers from North America more flexibility and enhanced travel options with one-top connections to 27 destinations in Mainland China and key cities across Asia. EVA Air in a statement also said that the customers traveling to either destination onboard Boeing 777-300ER aircraft can look forward to an enjoyable experience. The aircraft is configured with a total carrying capacity of 333 passengers in three travel classes – Royal Laurel (Business Class), Elite (Premium Economy) and Economy.
Derek Chen, President of EVA Air, said, “The airline considers Chicago as an important link. With the launch of new Chicago route, the North American travelers will now be offered 80 flights services per week to Asia by the end of 2016. Moreover, the airline’s trans-Pacific flight frequency is set to outnumber other airlines currently serving the North American market. Our company is committed to steady development, expansion and upgrading the global network.”