EVA Air and its Hello Kitty Jets have won a special Global Traveler magazine Leisure Lifestyle Award for Outstanding Customized Service, recognizing the airline for “going beyond what is expected” and “doing something extraordinary.”
The magazine presented the award at a glamorous poolside event in Los Angeles on May 19, 2016. Travelers can learn more about EVA, its extraordinary service and Hello Kitty Jets, book and buy tickets, select seats and, with business class tickets, order meals before departure at www.evaair.com.
EVA makes quality service and safety priorities throughout all of its operations and enhances its products with creativity and innovation. The airline initiated its Hello Kitty Jets program in 2005 and flew two specially painted Airbus 330-200s on regional and short-range routes within Asia until 2008 when the program ended. It launched its second generation of the themed aircraft in 2011 and now operates seven of the popular planes:
· two long-range Boeing 777-300ERs on trans-Pacific and transcontinental routes, the EVA Hello Kitty Shining Star and Hand-in-Hand Jets and
· five short-range Airbuses for regional and short-range flights, the EVA Hello Kitty Magic, Apple, Global, Happy Music and Speed Puff Jets.
EVA is frequently honored, awarded and recognized by passengers, media, industry experts and organizations worldwide. Global Traveler readers singled out the airline for two awards in December 2015, Best Airport Staff/Gate Agents and Best Airline for New Service Launch. AirlineRatings.com ranked EVA Elite Class premium economy and Economy services in the top-10 “best for economy plus and economy class
travel for 2015” and, after evaluating quality of service, products, equipment and safety, counted the carrier among the world’s top-10 best airlines in 2014 and 2015.SKYTRAX also ranked EVA as one of the “World’s Top-10 Best Airlines” and the number one airline for “Best Airline Cabin Cleanliness” for 2015, based on its prestigious annual quality satisfaction survey of travelers worldwide.
Global Traveler launched its Leisure Lifestyle Awards four years ago to recognize outstanding achievements among leading travel industry brands, including destinations, resorts, cruise lines and tour operators. Printed monthly and updated online daily, Global Traveler reports news and information about premium airline cabins and services, luxury hotels and exceptional destination experiences for elite readers who are frequent business and luxury travelers, www.globaltravelerusa.com.