MIAMI — EVA Air announced plans to increase frequencies to North America by twenty-two percent in 2014. 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.

Phase 1:

  • Vancouver from three to four flights per week on June 2, 2014
  • Los Angeles 17 to 20 flights per week on June 4, 2014
  • New York five to daily flights on June 4, 2014
  • Toronto three to four flights on June 4, 2014

Phase 2:

  • San Francisco 12 to 14 flights per week on July 3
  • Los Angeles 20 to 21 flights per week on July 3

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, 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.