Eva Air announces direct flights to Istanbul

26 Jan 2016 by Clement Huang

Eva Air will launch a four-times-weekly service between its base in Taipei and Istanbul, Turkey from March 5, 2016.

The route will be operated every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, with flight BR79 departing Taipei at 0030 and arriving in Istanbul at 0720. The return service will see flight BR80 take off from Istanbul at 1230 and touch back down in Taipei at 0500 the following day.

Business class on the B777-300ER

The Star Alliance member will deploy the B777-300ER on the route. The Boeing aircraft features a three-class configuration, and has been fitted with 38 seats in Royal Laurel (business), 64 in Elite (premium economy) and 211 in economy.

Bookings for the new service can now be made through the Eva Air website. To commemorate the launch, the Star Alliance member is offering its Infinity Mileage Lands members the opportunity to score seat upgrades for just 50 per cent of the miles normally required. A one-way upgrade from economy to Elite for instance will cost just 10,000 miles.

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Clement Huang

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