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EVA announces co-share flights with Air Canada

THREE DESTINATIONS:The airline said travelers from Taiwan would be able to connect to flights to three cities in Canada after arriving in Vancouver or Toronto

By Shelley Shan  /  Staff reporter

EVA Airways Corp yesterday announced that it is to offer co-share flights with Air Canada to the cities of Edmonton, Calgary and Montreal, adding that travelers can make reservations for the tickets from tomorrow.

The nation’s second-largest airline also offers direct flights from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport to Vancouver and to Toronto, with five flights to those two cities per week, it said.

The co-share flights would increase the number of international airports in North America that passengers can fly to from Taoyuan airport.

Statistics from Taoyuan International Airport Corp, the company that runs the airport, showed that Taoyuan airport has flights to 18 airports in Canada, the US and US territories. Along with Vancouver and Toronto, the list includes Anchorage, Detroit, Honolulu, New York, Memphis, Seattle, Atlanta, Guam, Houston, Los Angeles, Oakland, Cincinnati, Dallas, Miami, Chicago and San Francisco.

Some of those destinations only have cargo flights from Taiwan, including Anchorage, Memphis, Atlanta, Oakland, Cincinnati, Dallas, Miami and Chicago.

EVA Airways said that Montreal is an important economic center in Canada, while Calgary is the largest city between Vancouver and Toronto.

Travelers from Taiwan could switch to co-share flights provided by Air Canada to Edmonton, Calgary and Montreal after arriving in Vancouver or Toronto, while people traveling from Canada could transfer to co-share flights to Taoyuan or Kaohsiung offered by EVA Airways after landing at Narita International Airport in Tokyo or Incheon International Airport in South Korea, the airline added.

Both EVA Airways and Air Canada are members of the Star Alliance airline group.

EVA Airways said that it would gradually increase the number of direct flights to Houston and New York this year, adding that it plans to launch a new direct passenger flight from Taoyuan to Chicago by the end of this year.

The airline said flights to cities in North America is part of the company’s core business and would continue to be the focus of its operations in the future.

In addition to New York and Houston, the airline has direct flights to Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles in the US.

The company said that it would start to increase the number of direct flights from Taoyuan to Houston, Texas, from four to six per week on March 27, adding that the number of Taoyuan-New York flight would be increased from seven to 10 each week.

The number of flights to those two cities are to be subsequently increased to seven and 14 respectively, it said.

By the end of this year, the number of the flights to North America is to be increased from 63 per week to 77 per week, the company added.

EVA Airways in partnership with Turkish Airlines launched co-share flights to Istanbul, Turkey, on Monday.

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