Taiwan-based EVA Air introduced three new Boeing 777-300s to its North American routes and will increase flights between LAX and Taipei from 20 to 21 per week and flights between SFO and Taipei from 12 to 14 per week. The planes will continue to offer three cabins, all with upgraded entertainment systems, WiFi, Short message roaming and more.
EVA is the first airline to introduce Panasonic’s latest eX3 inflight entertainment system (IFE). The new IFE gives every passenger access to SMS roaming for sending and receiving short messages on their mobile phones. Once over 20,000 feet, passengers will be able to access Sky WiFi to send and receive emails, use instant message apps and check in on social media.
EVA also has high-resolution monitors and multi-touch technology. Monitors in Economy and Elite Class were increased from 9″ to 11.1″. Royal Laurel Class now has 16″ screens and AV-control handset with 4″ LCD panels.
In addition to new technology, the new EVA Air planes have new interiors. Economy and Elite seats have more legroom plus 110 volt AC outlets and USB ports. Economy seat pitch is 32/31 inch and Elite is 38 inches. The cabin configuration for Economy is 3-3-3 and Elite is 2-4-2. Royal Laurel, with a 1-2-1 configuration, has lay flat seats. evaair.com