EVA Air Resumes Operation of Matsuyama-Taipei/Taoyuan Route, Increases Flights During Cherry Blossom Season

EVA Air resumed operations of its Matsuyama-Taipei/Taoyuan route on March 6th.

The service has restarted with two round trips a week on Wednesdays and Sundays. From March 20th to April 30th, the schedule will be expanded to four round trips a week, with additional flights on Thursdays and Saturdays, to accommodate the travel demand during the cherry blossom season. The airline operated charter flights in spring and autumn, achieving a strong load factor of 98%. The flights use Airbus A321 aircraft, configured with business class seats and 176 economy class seats, totaling 184 seats. The flight duration is 2 hours 50 minutes from Matsuyama and 2 hours 20 minutes from Taipei/Taoyuan.

Taoyuan International Airport has prepared a waiting room and interactive games inspired by “Mikyan,” a local mascot from Ehime Prefecture. The inaugural flight featured special amenities such as “Mikyan” pillows and head covers, and passengers received commemorative gifts. At Matsuyama Airport, passengers were greeted by Ehime Prefecture Governor Tokihiro Nakamura and EVA Air President Clay Sun.

During the operational resumption ceremony at Matsuyama Airport, President Clay Sun stated, “Our commitment to the Matsuyama route is strong. During the suspension period caused by the pandemic, we cooperated with the Ehime Prefecture government to conduct a special flight that flew from Taiwan to the airspace over Ehime Prefecture and back. Additionally, at the end of last year, we launched a Taipei/Taoyuan-Matsuyama route exclusively for EVA Air mileage club members, which was very well received. Considering the tourism demand from Taiwan to the Shikoku region, we will increase the flights from 2 to 4 times a week during the cherry blossom season from March 20th to April 30th. We hope to have more customers experience the beauty of Ehime.”

The resumption of international flights from Matsuyama will result in a total of 12 round trips a week, including the Seoul/Incheon and Busan flights, the highest in history. The resumption of EVA Air’s operation is expected to generate an economic impact of 1.168 billion yen per year. (Photo: EVA Air)

BR109 Matsuyama (11:05) to Taipei/Taoyuan (12:55) / Wednesdays and Sundays (March 6th to 19th), Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays (March 20th to April 30th)
BR110 Taipei/Taoyuan (06:25) to Matsuyama (09:45) / Wednesdays and Sundays (March 6th to 19th), Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays (March 20th to April 30th)

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