Istanbul Atatürk Airport welcomed the first Taipei flight of EVA Air. The Taiwanese airline’s Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft landed Atatürk Airport with its 275 passengers.
275 passengers arriving from Taipei were welcomed by the officials of TAV Airports and EVA Air. During the reception held, the passengers and guests were treated a cake to celebrate the flights that will connect Istanbul and Taipei. Later, 113 passengers were sent off from Atatürk Airport to Taipei at 11:45 AM by the flight launched by EVA Air.
TAV Istanbul General Manager Kemal Ünlü stated: “Being one of the world's most significant hubs, Istanbul Atatürk Airport continues to increase the number of flight destinations. Last year, Istanbul Atatürk Airport was the third busiest airport of Europe following London and Paris by providing services to more than 61 million passengers. We are glad to host these new flights of EVA Air from Istanbul to Taipei, the capital city and also the most significant commerce and culture center of Taiwan. We will continue working to make Istanbul a center of attraction".
EVA Airlines will be launching direct reciprocal flights from Atatürk Airport to Taipei every Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. EVA Air has become the one of the 129 airline companies hosted by Istanbul Atatürk Airport. More than 280 domestic and international flights are launched from the airport. Atatürk Airport hosted 447,000 flights in 2015 while providing services to approximately 61,300,000 passengers.