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 December 14, 2014
EVA Air To Launch Houston Flights In June 2015; Boeing 777-300ER With Wi-Fi, Global Roaming

 EVA Air will initiate non-stop flights between Taipei and Houston on June 19, 2015. The airline will start the new service with three flights a week and increase frequency to four on July 1, 2015. The route will give passengers a comfortable way to fly from the Southwestern region of the United States to Taipei and, with just one easy stop, connect onward to major destinations throughout Asia, including Mainland China, Singapore and Vietnam. Travelers can check schedules and book flights now through travel agents and EVA's website,

EVA will serve the route with a brand-new Boeing 777-300ER equipped with Wi-Fi, the latest inflight entertainment system and SMS roaming service that passengers can use to send and receive short messages on their own mobile phones. The aircraft is scheduled for delivery in May 2015 and will be specially painted nose-to-tail with Texas--sized Hello Kitty and Sanrio characters. It will have 333 seats, configured with 39 in Royal Laurel Class business, 56 in Elite premium economy and 238 in Economy.

EVA has established a route network within Asia that is one of the best in the industry, including more than 30 destinations in Mainland China and flights to Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines and more. From Taipei, passengers can connect onward throughout the entire region. Further enhancing the convenience of its routing, the airline will fly the new Hello Kitty Jet between Taipei and Singapore in addition to using it for Houston service.

EVA is a member of Star Alliance and links destinations worldwide. It currently offers 55 weekly flights to Taipei from major cities in North America, including Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto and Vancouver.