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EVA Air to target business travelers for new Taipei-Houston route

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EVA Air to target business travelers for new Taipei-Houston route

Taipei, June 12 (CNA) EVA Airways (EVA), one of Taiwan's leading airlines, said high-end business travelers, including people in the oil business, will be its major passenger base on the Taipei-Houston route set to be launched June 19. EVA president Austin Cheng (???) told CNA during the just-concluded annual meeting of the International Airline Transport Association (IATA) in Miami, Florida that he expects the route to serve especially oil businessmen. There are many such businessmen traveling between oil-rich Houston and Southeast Asian countries such as Indonesia, Cheng said. "We hope to make Taiwan another ideal transfer option for these business travelers," he said. Flights to Houston will be provided initially every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, the airline said, adding that an additional service will operate every Tuesday from July 1. The carrier will use Boeing 777-300ER jets, which seat 333 passengers. North America has been a major market for EVA's long-haul flight services, which are typically at 80-90 percent capacity. The airline is scheduled to launch a service to Chicago in 2016. (By Lee Hsin-Yin)


Updated : 2021-09-29 05:03 GMT+08:00