Airlines EVA Air takes delivery of first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

EVA Air has celebrated the delivery of its first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner. The carrier already operates a fleet of four 787-9.

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During a delivery ceremony, held at Boeing´s Facility in North Charleston, EVA Air has officially taken delivery of its first 787-10 Dreamliner. It is the first of 20 787-10s the carrier intends to take over.

"The 787 Dreamliner has become the flagship of our fleet and we will leverage the airplane's unrivaled fuel efficiency, reliability and size to operate high-density markets in Asia," said Steve Lin, Chairman of EVA Air. "The 787-10 offers around 15 percent more cabin space and cargo capacity compared to our existing 787-9s and this added capability will allow us to explore new opportunities for future growth in the emerging markets within Asia Pacific. As a five-star airline, we are committed to providing world-class service and products to our customers and these new airplanes will be key to our long-term success."

Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing of The Boeing Company added: "EVA Air is an award-winning carrier and has formed a dynamic long-haul fleet. With their 777-300ERs, 787-9s and now the 787-10, EVA Air will have an incredible widebody family to serve its passengers and grow its international network for many years to come [...] We are extremely honored that EVA is building their future around the 787 Dreamliner family and I am confident that the passenger-pleasing capabilities of the airplane will contribute immensely to the airline's reputation as a five star airline."

The carrier plans to use the aircraft on high-density routes within Asia later this summer. Powered by GEnx engines, the 787-10 can provide good operational costs due to progressive fuel-efficiency. Moreover, passengers will experience a pleasing trip onboard, stated Boeing.

Compared to previous aircraft in this class, the 787-10 provides a 25 percent better fuel efficiency per seat. It is currently in service with some of the world´s leading airlines. Thus far, Boeing received orders for 50 -10 aircraft this year.

EVA Air is a Taiwanese international airline and member of the Staralliance. The carrier was founded in March 1989 and commenced operations two years later. A main operational hub has been installed at Taipei – Taoyuan. Subsidiary airline UNI Air mostly operates on regional routes.

The fleet currently consists of 78 aircraft, including one Airbus A319, 22 A321s, 12 A330s, 38 Boeing 777s and five 787 Dreamliners.

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