Airlines EVA Air orders more than 30 aircraft with Airbus

Taiwanese carrier EVA Air has placed a landmark order with manufacturer Airbus. The carrier will take delivery of more than 30 new aircraft.

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EVA Air and Airbus have signed a firm purchase agreement for a total of 18 new long-range Airbus A350-1000 aircraft and further 15 Airbus A321neos for short- and medium-haul operations. With this order, EVA Air has become the largest global carrier to have selected the lager A350-1000.

Clay Sun, President of EVA Air said: “We have selected the Airbus aircraft following a thorough evaluation of the various models in each market segment. In both size categories we have selected the most modern and fuel efficient types, that offer the highest levels of passenger comfort. The aircraft also bring significant reductions in carbon emissions, which is in line with our company’s sustainability goals. For long-range operations the A350-1000 sets new standards in its class and will allow us to offer our passengers the best possible in-flight experience.”

The A350-1000 is the larger version in the A350 Family. The Smaller A350-900 is one of Airbus best-selling long-range aircraft and can seat up to 350 passengers in a three-class configuration. The A350-1000 allows for up to 410 passengers.

Benoît de Saint-Exupéry, Airbus EVP Sales, Commercial Aircraft, added: “This order marks a new phase in our relationship with EVA Air and we thank the airline for its confidence in Airbus. In the long range market, it’s another major endorsement for the A350-1000 as the natural replacement for previous generation aircraft in the larger widebody size category. The A350 is setting new standards across the board in terms of range, payload, fuel efficiency and passenger comfort, while making an immediate contribution to reduced carbon emissions.”

EVA Air is a Taiwanese carrier that was founded in 1989. The airline currently operates with a fleet of 87 aircraft. For longer routes it is using 41 Boeing 777s and 15 787 Dreamliner, as well as 11 Airbus A330s. For shorter routes, 17 A321s are being used.

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