EVA Air starts 12th route between Taiwan and Japan
EVA Air on 5 February began a new daily service on the 1,959-kilometre route from Kaohsiung (KHH) to Osaka Kansai (KIX). The route will be flown by the airline’s A321s. China Airlines with 12 weekly flights and Peach Aviation with daily flights already serve this airport pair. EVA Air already serves Osaka Kansai 16 times weekly from its main base at Taipei Taoyuan. This is now the airline’s second Japanese route from Kaohsiung as it already operates daily A321 flights to Tokyo Narita. In total EVA Air now operates 97 flights per week from Taiwan to Japan, spread across three Taiwanese airports and 10 in Japan. In 2014 EVA Air transported 8.9 million passengers, up 11.1% on 2013. Annual load factor fell slightly from 79.6% to 78.2%.