EVA Lands Hello Kitty Shining Star Jet in Houston

Chair KW Chang captains first flight on new nonstop route 

HOUSTON, June 19, 2015 /CNW/ -- EVA Air Chairman KW Chang was captain in charge of an inaugural nonstop Taipei-Houston flight with a brand-new specially painted Boeing 777-300ER on Friday, June 19, 2015. The airline tailored its new plane for Texas, named it the EVA Air Hello Kitty Shining Star Jet and equipped it with inflight Wi-Fi and global roaming. With just one stop in Taipei, Houston passengers can now connect on to almost every business and leisure destination in Asia, including Mainland China. Travelers can book and buy tickets through travel agents, EVA ticket offices and online at www.evaair.com.

With its excellent services, top safety rankings, exceptional route system and co-share alliances, EVA gives travelers from Houston and the Southwest comfortable options for travel worldwide. From North America gateways in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto and Vancouver in addition to Houston, EVA operates more flights from North America with more one-stop connections to more destinations throughout Asia than any other airline. And it makes flying fun with Hello Kitty Jets.

EVA and Sanrio painted the new Hello Kitty Shining Star Jet with colorful, Texas-sized Little Twin Stars Kiki and Lala, flying through the skies with their pet teddy bear while Hello Kitty and My Melody happily ride on their own stars. It is EVA's seventh specially painted plane and its second using a long-range Boeing 777-300ER. EVA created a different design for each Hello Kitty Jet and flies the other six from Taiwan to Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Mainland China, Guam and Paris.

EVA is launching Houston-Taipei flight BR51 on Monday, Thursday and Saturday and adding Wednesday service on July 8, 2015. It is flying Taipei-Houston BR52 on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and starting Tuesday trips on July 7, 2015.  EVA will use a Boeing 777-300ER in standard livery for the fourth weekly flight. It will extend Hello Kitty Shining Star Jet service Taipei-Singapore on June 21, 2015.

About EVA Air:

EVA Air, a Star Alliance member, was formed in 1989 as Taiwan's first privately owned international airline. It is part of the respected Evergreen Group and a sister company to global container-shipping leader Evergreen Line. It flies a fleet of close to 70 Boeing and Airbus aircraft to more than 60 international destinations throughout Asia, Oceania, Europe and North America. With just one stop in Taipei, travelers can connect on to most major cities throughout Asia, including more than 29 destinations in Mainland China. It has a solid reputation for warm, friendly service and a spotless safety record. SKYTRAX rated EVA as one of the World's Top-10 Best Airlines and No. 1 for Cleanest Cabins for 2015, AirlineRatings.com recognized it as a carrier of choice among the "World's Top-10 Airlines" and Germany's AERO International Magazine ranked it third among the world's safest airlines.

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For further information: Mary Graybill, Graybill Communication for EVA Air, 310-441-2899/office · mary@graybillcom.com, http://www.evaair.com

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