EVA Air is bringing back its service between Taipei and Nagoya on June 6 next year and it’s doing so in style with its newest aircraft, a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, slated to fly the route.
The Taiwanese carrier last flew non-stop to Nagoya back in 2012, industry website airlineroute.net reports.
EVA Air’s online schedule shows the resurrected service will fly daily with morning departures and arrivals for the outbound leg from Taipei and an early afternoon schedule for the returning flight out of Nagoya. BR128 leaves Taipei (TPE) at 0755 and arrives at Nagoya (NGO) at 1145, while BR127 departs NGO at 1255 and lands back at TPE at 1510.
Best of all, though, is that the decision to fly the 787 on the route means passengers will have access to EVA Air’s all-new seat products, most notably its fully flat Royal Laurel (business) class seats.
Developed by manufacturer Designworks, part of the BMW Group, the seats are able to recline to form a bed that is 76 inches (193cm) long and 23 inches (58.4cm) wide. An 18-inch high-definition touchscreen monitor is also built into the back of each seat, while built-in storage cabinets, adjustable privacy panels and large fold-out tables give plenty of privacy and work space.
Overall the airline’s new Dreamliners offer 26 seats in Royal Laurel Class that are laid out in a forward-facing, staggered 1-2-1 formation.
There are also 278 seats in the economy class cabin designed by manufacturer Recaro that offer six-way-adjustable headrests and 12-inch touchscreen monitors.
Nagoya joins a list of destinations in Japan that EVA Air has earmarked for its newest aircraft, notably Tokyo (Narita) and Osaka, which will see the aircraft beginning December 1 this year.
Currently, travellers can find the aircraft operating EVA Air’s Taipei-Hong Kong route.