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EVA Expands to Chicago, Its 8th Gateway in North America

November 4, 2016 Aviation No Comments Email Email

EVA Air launched Chicago flights on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, expanding services in North America and adding greater flexibility and ease to itineraries by offering one-stop connections to major cities throughout Asia and 27 destinations in Mainland China.


To start, the 5-Star Airline is operating four nonstop flights a week with its latest-model, Wi-Fi equipped Boeing 777-300ERs comfortably configured for 333 passengers in Royal Laurel business, Elite premium economy and Economy Classes. Chicago is EVA’s eighth gateway in North America, joining Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Torontoand Vancouver on the airline’s trans-Pacific schedule. Travelers can book and buy tickets through travel agents, EVA ticket offices and online at

“We have steadily developed, expanded and upgraded our global network and Chicago is an important link,” said EVA President Derek Chen. “By introducing our new Chicago route and increasing service from other North America cities, EVA will be offering 80 flights a week to Asia by the end of this year. Our trans-Pacific flight frequency will outnumber that of every other airline in the North America market. From these flights, our passengers can take one-stop connections from Taipei on to 12 major cities in Southeast Asia and experience the comfortable, convenient advantages of travel with EVA.”

The new Chicago flights create 132 itinerary possibilities with the airline’s onward connections from Taipei, Taiwan. EVA flight BR55 leaves Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport at 12:20 am on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday and lands at Taipei’s Taoyuan International Airport at 5:00 am the next day. North America-bound flight BR56 departs Taoyuan at 8:05 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and arrives in Chicago at 8:55 pm the same day.

With its excellent services, top safety rankings, exceptional route system and 14 co-share alliances with other leading international airlines,

EVA gives travelers from Chicago and the Midwest comfortable options for travel worldwide. Along with convenience, EVA has high standards for comfort and service. SKYTRAX awarded it 5-Stars, recognizing EVA among only nine carriers worldwide to hold the elite distinction. SKYTRAX, Travel + Leisure and all rank it among the world’s Top-10 Best International Airlines.

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