Travel boost: Taiwan’s Eva Air orders 33 Airbus jets, including long-range A350-1000s

by James Wilkinson

Taiwan’s Eva Air has finalised a firm order with Airbus for the purchase of 18 long-range A350-1000s and 15 single-aisle A321neo jets.

The move sees the airline become the latest global carrier to select the A350-1000 for its future long-haul requirements and in addition, the A321neo aircraft will bring new levels of efficiency for the carrier’s regional network.

“We have selected the Airbus aircraft following a thorough evaluation of the various models in each market segment,” said Eva Air President, Clay Sun.

“In both size categories we have selected the most modern and fuel-efficient types, that offer the highest levels of passenger comfort.

“The aircraft also bring significant reductions in carbon emissions, which is in line with our company’s sustainability goals.

“For long-range operations the A350-1000 sets new standards in its class and will allow us to offer our passengers the best possible in-flight experience.”

The A350 is available in two sizes, with the A350-900 typically seating up to 350 passengers in a standard three-class configuration and the larger A350-1000 seating up to 410 passengers.