Eva Air has joined the Star Alliance network, which further strengthening its presence in Asia/Pacific. At the official joining ceremony, held at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Mark Schwab, chief executive, Star Alliance said that, EVA Air has successfully completed all joining requirements and is now unanimously accepted into the Alliance.
Founded 16 years ago, Star Alliance has progressively built its presence in Asia/Pacific and now it has eight member carriers based in this region which shows the continuous growing demand in air travel and at present 19 Star Alliance member airlines operate more than 4,000 daily flights to, from and within the Asia/Pacific region, serving 280 airports in 44 countries.
EVA Air offers through check-in to the final destination for connecting flights operated by any Star Alliance member airline for both passengers and baggage, hence providing seamless travel. Passengers now don’t need to collect their boarding passes for connecting flights at the transfer airports and, where permitted by local customs, regulations, baggage will also be sent through to the final destinations.
In the words of Austin Cheng, President EVA Air, Star Alliance membership provides the airline a privilege of serving new customers from all corners of the globe and introducing the passengers to the seamless services and status recognition that the Alliance provides. It provides travellers to new ways of connecting to destinations throughout Asia via Taipei.
Members in EVA Air infinity MileagelLands Frequent Flyyer programme will now be able to collect and redeem miles on all Star Alliance member airlines and the MileageLands Diamond and Gold Card holders now enjoy Star Alliance Gold Status which entitle its customers to enjoy the benefits of accessing more than 1,000 lounges across the globe, extra baggage allowance on all Star Alliance member airlines as well as priority baggage delivery.