World's eighth airline recognized for highest standards
TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- SKYTRAX, an international air transport standards and quality rating organization, awarded EVA Air its prestigious 5-Star Airline ranking during a ceremony in Taipei, Taiwan on June 15, 2016. The 5-Star ranking is SKYTRAX's highest global airline quality rating and the result of direct and professional analysis of as many as 800 different areas of EVA's product and service delivery.
"The SKYTRAX 5-Star Rating is an award shared by every EVA staff member and employee," said EVA Chairman Steve Lin. "It also reminds us all that we must never lose sight of our commitment to being the best or falter in our quest to continually improve and innovate."
SKYTRAX initiated a thorough evaluation of EVA in May 2015. The airline rating organization sent auditors to fly the airline and analyze airport and onboard products in addition to frontline staff service on the ground and in the air. These auditors flew multiple EVA flights from different gateways and sampled all of the carrier's cabin classes during the year-long process of certifying the 5-Star Airline Rating.
"EVA passengers enjoy a high-quality product, supported by outstanding 5-Star service in both airport and onboard environments," said SKYTRAX CEO Edward Plaisted.
SKYTRAX began rating EVA in 2008, awarding it four stars from the start and recognizing the airline's high product standards and staff services across different cabin classes inflight and at the airline's home-base airport, Taoyuan International Airport just outside of Taipei, Taiwan. EVA was among only 37 carriers worldwide to hold the SKYTRAX 4-Star Airline Rating in 2015.
SKYTRAX ranks airlines in five categories, from 1-star through the top 5-star designation. Its evaluations are recognized as a global benchmark for airline quality. SKYTRAX also ranked EVA as one of the "World's Top-10 Best Airlines" and the number one airline for "Best Airline Cabin Cleanliness" for 2015, based on its annual quality satisfaction survey of travelers worldwide.
EVA joins an elite group of carriers consistently recognized as the best of the best. The other seven 5-star airlines are All Nippon Airways, Asiana Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, Garuda Indonesia, Hainan Airlines, Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines.
About EVA Air:
EVA Air, a Star Alliance member, was established in 1989 as Taiwan's first privately owned international airline. It is part of the respected Evergreen Group and a sister company to global container-shipping leader Evergreen Line. It flies a fleet of close to 70 Boeing and Airbus aircraft to more than 60 international destinations throughout Asia, Oceania, Europe and North America. With just one easy stop in Taipei, travelers can connect onward to most major cities throughout Asia, including 28 destinations in China. Travelers can learn more about EVA and book, buy and reserve seats at www.evaair.com.
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