EVA Air, based in Taiwan, today confirmed a substantial purchase from Airbus, consisting of 18 A350-1000 long-range aircraft, and 15 A321neos, a single-aisle model. This acquisition marks a significant step for the airline in enhancing its long haul and regional networks.
Clay Sun, President of EVA Air, emphasized the strategic decision behind this acquisition.
We have selected the Airbus aircraft following a thorough evaluation of the various models in each market segment. 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,” he said.
Airbus: The A350 Will Set New Standards in the Long-Range Segment of Air Travel
Benoît de Saint-Exupéry, Airbus EVP Sales, Commercial Aircraft, expressed gratitude for EVA Air’s trust in Airbus.
This order marks a new phase in our relationship with EVA Air and we thank the airline for its confidence in Airbus. In the long range market, it’s another major endorsement for the A350-1000 as the natural replacement for previous generation aircraft in the larger widebody size category. The A350 is setting new standards across the board in terms of range, payload, fuel efficiency and passenger comfort, while making an immediate contribution to reduced carbon emissions,” he stated. He also acknowledged EVA Air’s commitment to the A320neo Family by mentioning, “We also thank EVA for reaffirming its commitment to the latest generation Airbus single aisle family with its first direct purchase of the A321neo and we look forward to working closely with the airline as it prepares for its new Airbus fleet.”
A350-1000: Setting New Benchmarks in Fuel Efficiency and Passenger Experience
The A350, known for its long-range capabilities, is available in two variants: the A350-900 and the larger A350-1000. The latter can accommodate up to 410 passengers in a standard three-class layout. Equipped with the latest Rolls-Royce engines, these aircraft boast a range of up to 9,700 nautical miles or 18,000 kilometers non-stop, while consuming 25% less fuel and producing similarly reduced carbon emissions compared to previous generation models.
The A350 also promises unparalleled in-flight comfort with its quieter cabin, advanced lighting systems, and modern in-flight connectivity, coupled with a reduced cabin pressure for improved passenger wellbeing.
A350 Family's Global Reach: Over 1,000 Orders from 60 Customers Worldwide
To date, the A350 Family has secured over 1,000 firm orders from 60 customers globally, with more than 570 units currently operational across 39 carriers, primarily on long-haul routes.
The A321neo, part of the A320neo Family, integrates the latest technology, including new generation engines and Sharklets, leading to 20% fuel savings. Since its 2016 launch, the A321neo has garnered over 5,600 orders from more than 100 customers, capturing approximately 65% of its market segment.