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EVA Air Plans to Launch Flights to Chicago and Houston in 2015

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EVA Air Plans to Launch Flights to Chicago and Houston in 2015

EVA Air Plans to Launch Flights to Chicago and Houston in 2015
March 05
23:19 2014

MIAMI — In January, EVA Air announced big plans to expand in North America, and yesterday, EVA Air’s Chairman, K. W. Chang, said that the company is seeing steady demand growth on its North American routes according to a story by EToday News.  He went on to say that service will be increased, and next year, he says EVA Air is planning to launch flights to Chicago and Houston.

Many have speculated that EVA Air would launch flights to Houston for quite some time. Recently, Houston has been growing its reach by adding new routes and airlines to Asia. In EVA’s case, launching flights to Houston and Chicago will be good for the airline as it will be able to codeshare with United, a Star Alliance Partner.

Details about its plans to launch flights to Chicago and Houston are not known at this time.

Starting in June, the carrier will launch a two phase expansion plan which comes just as it will celebrate its first anniversary as a member of the Star Alliance Network. Phase one will increase the carrier’s weekly number of flights from 45 to 55, boosting frequency to Los Angeles, New York, Toronto and Vancouver. In July, phase two will include adding additional flights to San Francisco and additional flights to Los Angeles.

In a  press release, EVA Air says its average load on North America flights surpassed 80 percent in 2013, and airline executives expect it to continue climbing in 2014.

In order to help with the growth this year, it will take delivery of three new Boeing 777-300ERs in the second quarter of 2014 for long-haul flights between North America and Taiwan.

As for 2015, the carrier says that it plans to take delivery of four Boeing 777-300ERs next year, and it plans to sign a contract for 10 more Boeing 777 aircraft. It is quite possible that it will look at ordering the 777X.

 

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