Taipei based airline EVA Air, has today touched down in Brisbane with their new 787-10 aircraft. The airline has long been operating their A330-200 on the Brisbane route but in 2018, the carrier announced that they would be replacing the aircraft on the route with one that’s a lot more up to date and better able to cater for passengers. The A330-200 featured an aged Economy product as well as angled flat Business Class seats in a 2-2-2 configuration which was no match for their competitor, China Airlines who operate an A350 with their newest product on the same route.
The airline currently operates 5 weekly services and all of these will be onboard the 787-10 and the Brisbane service will be the longest route they operate the aircraft on according to Blue Swan Daily.
The 787-10 features 342 seats spread across the Business & Economy cabin. The Business cabin consists of 34 suites with every seat having a pitch of 44-75” and a width of 23.”
The Economy Class cabin holds 308 seats and every seat has an overall pitch of 32” and a width of 17.7.”
A few years ago, I flew EVA over to London and got to experience the A330 Business from Brisbane and can I just say, you could really tell the seats needed a refresh. They were pretty uncomfortable.
Using points for EVA Air redemptions
As EVA Air is part of Star Alliance, there are a few ways you’re able to redeem points. Below I’ve listed a few programs that I’d recommend using:
- Business Class – 40,000 points one-way
- Economy Class – 20,000 points one-way
- Business Class – 55,000 points one-way
- Economy Class – 30,000 points one-way
Singapore Airlines Krisflyer
- Business Class – 74,000 points one-way
- Economy Class – 35,000 points one-way
Overall I think the aircraft swap was much needed and I’m glad EVA have fixed an area that they were lacking in. I’m going to be back in Europe in a few weeks so might have a look at reviewing this on the way over for something different.
Will you fly on EVA Air’s 787-10?