Guam – The inaugural flight of Taiwan’s EVA Airways was welcomed at the A.B. Won Pat International Airport Saturday afternoon with an honorary dousing from airport fire trucks.
EVA Airways CEO Kuo-Wei Chang was one of the pilots of the Boeing 777-300, which carried 294 passengers including airline executives, Taiwan travel agents and media.
Chang is the youngest son of Chang Jung-fa, the founder of the Evergreen Group and EVA Air.
The airline will operate two flights a week between Taipei and Guam. The flights are scheduled to leave Taipei for Guam on Tuesday and Saturday nights. And then fly back to Taipei from Guam on Wednesday and Sunday mornings.
EVA Air says it hopes to benefit from rising demand as summer holidays approach and Guam’s increasing popularity as a marriage destination for Taiwanese couples who plan wedding celebrations here.