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EVA Air To Open First New Route To Europe In Two Decades

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EVA Air will add Milan Malpensa to its network of destinations on February 18th 2020, becoming the first new route to be opened by the carrier in Europe in the last 20 years.

Star Alliance carrier EVA Air is to start a four-weekly service from Taipei Taoyuan to Milan Malpensa (MXP) next year.The carrier’s website has begun to accept bookings. With the addition of the newly delivered B787 Dreamliner aircrafts, EVA Air decided to open a direct flight between Taipei – Milan to expand its European market.

Milan will become the airline’s fifth destination in Europe alongside Amsterdam, London Heathrow, Paris CDG and Vienna.

“Adding a top-quality carrier like EVA Air to our airline roll call at Malpensa is a real coup for us,” said Andrea Tucci, VP aviation business development at SEA.

“To be selected as the carrier’s only destination in Italy, and one of just five in Europe, validates the growing attractiveness of the Milan brand abroad, thanks to a rich calendar of events and a dynamic economic environment.”

“We expect many travellers on the route to fly point-to-point between Taipei and Milan, but we also anticipate significant volumes of passengers and cargo transfer traffic on EVA Air’s network of 31 points in Asia, 18 in China and Brisbane in Australia,” he added.

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The only other link between Italy and Taipei is China Airlines’ three-weekly service to Rome Fiumicino, which has operated since 2016.

EVA Air has been strengthening its route network in Japan as well. In June and July, it opened Nagoya, Aomori, Matsuyama and other destinations, as the summer season began. Tokyo Narita increased to 2 departures per day, and Fukuoka increased from 1 to 12 per week. At the beginning of their winter season schedule, Okinawa will increase from 1 flight per day to 2 and Sendai will increase to daily flights too.

Although EVA Air has only been allocated two flights on the air rights of Milan, it has already coordinated with Italy and used the extended mode to reach the volume of 4 flights per week.

Liao Zhiwei,Deputy General Manager of EVA air admitted that EVA Air’s other planned European destination is indeed in Germany, and he won’t deny whether it is Munich, but the time slots and flight frequencies are yet to been determined.

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Emirates To Restart Flight To Muscat & Entebbe, Boosting Its Network To 94 Cities

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Emirates is planning to restart services to Entebbe, Uganda and Muscat, Oman from 1st & 2nd October respectively, this will bring the total number of cities served by Emirates to 94.

Emirates is gradually resuming more operations and rebuilding its route network to provide more transfer opportunities.


From 1st October, Emirates will operate flights to Entebbe with three weekly flights on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.

The addition of Entebbe expands Emirates’ African network to 20 destinations, enabling passengers to connect to other destinations with one transfer stop at the airline’s hub in Dubai.

Emirates flight EK 729 will depart Dubai at 1030hrs, arriving in Entebbe at 1500hrs. The return flight, EK 730, will depart Entebbe at 1700hrs, arriving in Dubai at 2325hrs.


From 2nd October, flights from Dubai to Muscat will operate twice a week on Sundays and Fridays.

Emirates flight EK 866 will depart Dubai at 0215hrs, arriving in Muscat at 0330hrs. The return flight, EK 867, will depart Muscat at 0440hrs, arriving in Dubai at 0555hrs.

Flights operated to both cities will be operated by Emirates Boeing 777- 300ER aircraft.

Currently, COVID-19 PCR tests are mandatory for all inbound and transit passengers arriving to Dubai (and the UAE), including UAE citizens, residents and tourists, irrespective of the country they are coming from.


Emirates has also committed to cover COVID-19 related medical expenses, free of charge, if they are diagnosed with COVID-19 during their travel while they are on a trip with Emirates.

This cover is immediately effective for customers flying on Emirates until 31 December 2020. The assurance is valid for 31 days from the moment they fly the first sector of their journey.

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