EVA Airways plans to launch flights between Naha and Taipei in mid-June

April 10, 2014 Wu Li Jun of Ryukyu Shimpo

EVA Airways, a major airline based in Taiwan, plans to launch new flights between Naha and Taipei on June 17 for the first time. The airline will use Airbus A321-200 with 184 seats, and it will operate one round trip per day. The new addition to the Naha-Taipei route, shared by four airline companies, brings the total number of round trips per day to five.

EVA Airways received approval from the Japanese Government to start its flight services to Naha. The airline has an early flight schedule with a Taipei-Naha departure time of 6:45a.m., and a Naha-Taipei time of 10:15 a.m. The airline, an affiliate of shipping conglomerate Evergreen Group, based in Taiwan, operates passenger and cargo services to 50 international destinations in Asia, Europe and North America. The airline provides 10 routes including Sapporo, Sendai, Haneda, Fukuoka, and other cities in Japan. Since 2009, it has operated the flights between Taiwan and mainland of China. Currently, it flies 80 round trips a week to 20 cities in China, including cargo transportation services. In 2013, the airline joined the Star Alliance in which 25 world airline companies such as ANA took part.

(English translation by T&CT, Hitomi Shinzato)

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