EVA Air has been a traveler favorite when it comes to trans-Pacific travel. Like many of its contemporaries in the region, it will be welcoming new aircraft orders with new offerings. According to a press release from the airline, it will get the first of 24 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners at the start of October. Among the highlight features of the new jets will be a new, bigger business class seat.
The new Dreamliners will have 304 seats in a two-class cabin layout made up of 26 Royal Laurel Class and 278 Economy seats.
“The introduction of Boeing 787 Dreamliners is essential to our continuous pursuit of service excellence,” said EVA President Clay Sun. “We have adopted a more modern, globalized design concept and combined it with Boeing’s latest aviation technologies to create a luxurious cabin environment and provide all our passengers with an even more comfortable flying experience.”
For the new Royal Laurel Class seats, it will be in a 1-2-1 cabin layout designed by BMW’s Designworks Company. Each of the custom designed Thompson Vantage XL seat will offer customers a width of 23 inches (58.4 cm). The length when reclined as a fully-flat bed is 76 inches (193cm).