EVA Air launches Taipei-Houston route with Hello Kitty jet

Want China Times
Date: 2015-06-20

EVA Airways (EVA), one of Taiwan’s leading airlines, is set to launch its new route between Taipei

The inauguration ceremony for EVA Air's Taipei-Houston route, June 19.   Photo/CNA)

The inauguration ceremony for EVA Air’s Taipei-Houston route, June 19. Photo/CNA)

and Houston on Friday night, hoping to further tap into the North American market’s potential.

Flight BR52, which will use the carrier’s highly popular Hello Kitty-themed Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with a capacity of 333 passengers, is scheduled to take off at 10pm from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.

Return flight BR51 is scheduled to leave Houston at 1:15am Saturday local time, the carrier said.

Travel times are 14 hours and 25 minutes from Taipei to Houston and 15 hours and 40 minutes from Houston back to Taipei, according to the airline.

“EVA is the first airline to operate direct flights between Taipei and Houston,” said EVA president Austin Cheng at the route’s inauguration ceremony earlier Friday.     [FULL  STORY]

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