EVA Air is celebrating the delivery of its first of 20 B787-10s it will be adding to its fleet, highlighting the additional cargo capacity it gains with the larger variant.
The carrier plans to put the B787-10s, which offer 15 per cent more cargo capacity than the B787-9s currently in its fleet, on high-density routes within Asia later this summer.
The airline, which is also celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, already operates a fleet of four B787-9 Dreamliners.
“The 787 Dreamliner has become the flagship of our fleet and we will leverage the airplane’s unrivalled fuel efficiency, reliability and size to operate high-density markets in Asia,” says Steve Lin, chairman of EVA Air.
“The 787-10 offers around 15 per cent more cabin space and cargo capacity compared to our existing B787-9s and this added capability will allow us to explore new opportunities for future growth in the emerging markets within Asia Pacific.
“As a five-star airline, we are committed to providing world-class service and products to our customers and these new airplanes will be key to our long-term success,” Lin adds.
Built with lightweight composite materials and powered by advanced GEnx engines, EVA Air’s B787-10 is the largest member of the Dreamliner family at 68 metres in length.
“EVA Air is an award-winning carrier and has formed a dynamic long-haul fleet. With their 777-300ERs, 787-9s and now the 787-10, EVA Air will have an incredible widebody family to serve its passengers and grow its international network for many years to come,” says Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing of The Boeing Company.