After flying the Taipei, Taiwan – Brisbane, Australia route for close to 23 years, EVA Air is more than doubling frequency to five flights a week, starting Oct. 4, 2016. The airline is also adjusting its Brisbane departure time to give Australian travelers easier, one-stop connections to its global network, including a route system within Asia and Mainland China that is one of the best in the industry. Travelers can learn more about EVA, book and buy tickets through travel agents, an EVA ticket office and online at www.evaair.com.
Giving passengers more flexibility in their travel planning, EVA is adding Tuesday, Friday and Sunday Brisbane departures to the current Wednesday and Saturday schedule. From Taipei, flights will operate on Monday, Thursday and Saturday in addition to existing Tuesday and Friday service. EVA flight BR316 will depart Brisbane at 11:45 am (11:45) and arrive in Taipei at 6:45 pm (18:45). Flight BR315 will leave Taipei at 11:00 pm (23:00) and land in Brisbane at 9:50 am (09:50) the next day. EVA will serve the expanded route with advanced Airbus 330-200 aircraft configured for 252 passengers in two cabins, Premium Laurel business and Economy Classes.
An increasingly popular route for business and leisure passengers, the added flights are expected to carry additional high-spending visitors from the growing Taiwan market to Queensland. At the same time, Taiwan is an especially busy destination for Australian business travelers and also offers an unsurpassed array of leisure attractions, including a wealth of history, culture and food in addition to beautiful beaches, forests, the famous 100 Peaks mountain hikes with majestic views and rare wildlife, a convenient transportation system and warm, hospitable people.
For a quarter of a century, EVA has been uncompromising in its focus on service innovation, flight safety, maintenance and employee training Perth-based AirlineRatings.com awarded EVA seven stars for its product and ranked the airline’s Elite Class premium economy and Economy services in the top-10 “best for economy plus and economy class travel for 2015.” After evaluating quality of service, products, equipment and safety, the website counted the carrier among the world’s top-10 best airlines for 2016. AirlineRatings.com also ranked EVA Air among the world’s safest airlines for three consecutive years, 2014, 2015 and 2016, while Germany’s Aero International has recognized it among the world’s 10 safest airlines eight times since 2004 with third-place rankings for 2014 and 2015.
Global airline assessment powerhouse 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.