Taipei--EVA Airways (???), one of the largest international carriers in Taiwan, ranked seventh among the top 10 airlines in the Asia-Pacific region, according to U.S-based travel website TripAdvisor.
In its first Travelers' Choice Awards for airlines, TripAdvisor named EVA Air one of the top 10 "Major Airline in the Asia Pacific" and "Best Airline � Taiwan."
TripAdvisor recognized 50 airlines from five regions: Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East/Africa and Asia Pacific. EVA Air earned its position among the honorees as the sole winner in Taiwan.
"We are thrilled to be recognized by TripAdvisor in its inaugural Travelers' Choice awards for airlines," EVA Air President Derek Chen (???) said in a statement.
"As much as we are honored and humbled by this distinction, we are deeply appreciative of the satisfaction our passengers expressed in their ratings and reviews of our services," Chen said.
The Taiwanese carrier won the title as one of the best 10 airlines in the region after TripAdvisor reviewed passenger sentiment on a wide range of issues, such as legroom, seat comfort, value for money and quality of service.
TripAdvisor's evaluation covered the performance of the carrier's first class, business class, premium economy class and economy class.
"Great service, excellent care for passengers, good food and variety of in-flight entertainment. Just a great overall experience. Definitely recommend EVA without any reservation," one review posted on the TripAdvisor website showed.
In addition to EVA Air, the top 10 best carriers included Singapore Airlines (No. 1), Air New Zealand (No. 2), Korean Air (No. 3), Japan Airlines (No. 4), Garuda Indonesia (No. 5), All Nippon Airways (No. 6), Asiana Airlines (No. 8), Thai Airways (No. 9) and Cathay Pacific Airways (No. 10).
TripAdvisor awarded the world's top carrier title based on the quantity and quality of reviews and ratings for airlines worldwide gathered over a 12-month period.
In addition to flying to major cities throughout Asia, EVA Air provides long haul flights to destinations in Europe, Oceania and North America.
EVA Air said that it is upbeat about the market outlook at a time when the global economy is on the way to recovery, adding that it expects passenger numbers in 2017 to increase by about 20 percent from a year earlier.
As a result, air fares are expected to stage a rebound in the second and third quarter after fare falls moderated in the first quarter.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel