EVA Air to mount first route expansion to Europe in over two decades

Aviation Updates Philippines – As part of its first route expansion to Europe in over two decades, EVA Air will launch non-stop flights to Milan, Italy and Munich, Germany this fall. 

Image: EVA Air Boeing 777-300ER landing at Hong Kong (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)  

According to EVA Air, the Taipei-based airline will start twice-weekly flights connecting Taipei and Milan on October 25. On November 3, the airline will start four-times weekly flights from Taipei to Munich. EVA Air states it will use Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on both routes.

Both Milan and Munich are part of the airline's first expansion to Europe in 25 years. EVA Air currently operates flights to Paris, Vienna, London, and Amsterdam.

EVA Air's planned flights to Milan will take place more than two years after it was originally scheduled to start. The airline previously planned to the launch the route in February 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns.

“Passengers from Milan and Munich will be able to arrive at Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) in the early morning and easily connect onward aboard one of EVA’s frequent flights to northeast and southeast Asia, just as those from Paris and Vienna are now. The expanded flight network will position EVA to attract more travelers from Europe who can comfortably and efficiently fly to and from the airline’s main hub in Taiwan to popular destinations throughout Asia. The added routes will also benefit EVA’s long-term development and stability,” EVA Air said in a statement.