EVA Air Corporation provides excellent business class cabin amenities in their business class cabins on international and domestic routes. The air carrier continues to evolve their business class cabins offering state of the art entertainment and five-star quality cuisine. The business class seats are extra wide and extremely comfortable. Business class cabin amenities and business class seats provide passengers with enough privacy and comfort to sleep soundly during their flight. EVA Air is a privately owned company is and the second largest Taiwanese airline. EVA Air is based out of Taoyuan International Airport (TPE).
At the Airport
Business class travelers can use priority check-in, receive extra baggage accommodations, and priority luggage collection at baggage claims. Business class passengers can check-in quickly at the counter before departing and business class passenger’s bags will be in the first group of bags removed from the plane. Checked in luggage receives priority treatment on every EVA Air flight. Business class passengers also use shorter preferred traveler lines at the check-in counter. This service will save travelers a lot of time waiting in lines at the airport. Business class passengers also use these shorter preferred traveler lines through security. Business class passengers can use one of EVA Air’s airport lounges. These lounges are a great way to escape the noise of the airport. Lounge guests can enjoy a hot meal, order a cocktail at the bar, or relax in a recliner with a snack. There are workspaces available if you need to finish a work project or send emails and there are also many charging stations where you can charge up your laptop and electronic devices. Many lounges also offer luxury services that can range from massages to facials and skin treatments and clothes pressing services. You can check the exact services available based on your departure airport prior to arriving. Many of the services require pre-booked reservations, so read the information carefully and book in advance.
Business Class Cabin Amenities
EVA Air ‘s A321-200 business class cabin provides ample room to spread out and relax or finish work projects. Each seat has its own 10.6-inch touchscreen, access to power outlets, and task lighting so you can work and rest comfortably.
EVA Air was founded in 1989 by Evergreen Marine Corporation’s founder Chang Yung-fa. EVA Air wasn’t the first name choice for the airline. The airlines was originally going to be called Evergreen Airlines, but that name was already being used by an Oregon based airline in the United States, so EVA Airways Corporation was chosen. The major carrier is based in Taipei’s Taiwan-Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) and flies all over the world, from Amsterdam to Zhengzhou.
Founded in 1989, their first flight took place in July of 1991. Kuala Lumpur was among the first cities served by EVA Air. EVA Air entered the United States market the following year with flights between Taipei and Los Angeles in 1992.
The name of the airlines is correctly pronounced as three separate letters (E-V-A) rather than “Eva” or “Ava” as it is commonly pronounced.
EVA Air is ranked the sixth-safest airline in the world and has never lost an aircraft, never had an accident, and none of their passengers have suffered an injury in its entire operating history.
In 2016, EVA Air was awarded a five-star rating by the airline tracking and reporting service Skytrak. It is a part of the Star Alliance global airline group. The five-star ranking is not only the highest ranking, but not many airlines have ever received this prestigious ranking. Only Qatar Airways, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines and Hainan Airlines are part of this amazing ranking. Interestingly, all of the five-star rated airlines were based out of Asia. EVA Air was also voted the 3rd most loved airline in the world behind Indonesian carrier Garuda and the South Korea based airline Asiana.
Although privately owned, EVA Air is still Taiwan’s second-largest airline. EVA Air is unique in that it offers five cabin classes: Royal Laurel Class, Premium Laurel Class, Business Class, Elite Class, and Economy Class.
EVA Air partnered with Sanrio, a Japanese company that owns the rights to the popular fictional character “Hello Kitty”. The airline decided to decorate several of its planes with the “Hello Kitty” characters and symbols. This was a risky move, but it turned out to be widely popular and the campaign has been extended and expanded to other EVA airplanes. Most of the routes where these planes travel include Japanese and Hong Kong routes.
EVA Air offers one of the longest 25 flights in the world. It is from George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston and flies directly to Taiwan’s capital Taipei. The flight covers 12,776 kilometers and takes is approximately 16 hours.
EVA Air is also one of many major airlines that retired its 747 “Queen of the Skies” jumbo jets and replaced them with more efficient Boeing 777s and Airbus A380s. However, they also ordered 24 787-10 Dreamliners which is Boeing’s latest and biggest airplane.
EVA’s founder Chang Yung fa who not only owns EVA Air but also Asia’s largest container fleet and the Evergreen International Hotel chain passed away in 2016 leaving an enormous Asian empire behind.
Today EVA Air connects Asia and Mainland China to Europe, North American and Oceania through 60 major business and tourist destinations. Through the Star Alliance program, they offer passengers 1330 destinations and 192 countries. They are based out of their hub at Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) in Taiwan.
For more information about EVA Air’s business class cabin amenities and business class seats, check the EVA Air website. Business class cabin amenities and business class seats vary based on destination and aircraft.