EVA Ranks 9th after high ratings for safety, COVID compliance in January
While 2020 and the first half of 2021 have had catastrophic effects on the global air travel industry, EVA Air has again proven itself to be one of the World’s Best Airlines, ranking 9th in AirlineRatings.com’s annual recognition of excellence. The honor follows EVA’s distinction in January as 6th in the influential ratings website’s World’s Safest Airlines for 2021 and placement among the World’s Top-20 COVID-19 Compliant Airlines where carriers are listed alphabetically. Additional information about the awards and rating criteria is available at www.AirlineRatings.com and the most up-to-date EVA route, service and COVID safety practices are detailed at www.evaair.com.
In its overview of the “World’s Top 20 Airlines for 2021,” AirlineRatings said, “EVA Air is a leader in Taiwanese aviation and has always been at the forefront of cabin innovation such as premium economy in 1992.”
AirlineRatings.com regularly monitors and evaluates more than 435 airlines, subjecting them to rigorous scrutiny and rating them based on a system of one-to-seven stars. Data reviewed includes audits from aviation’s governing bodies, lead associations and the airlines’ own safety data. Additional criteria include fleet age, audited passenger reviews and product offerings. The team of global editors also considered airlines’ Covid-19 responses and, instead of releasing the annual ratings in November as they typically do, held off to see how carriers handled the pandemic over a period of time. Though profitability is also a significant factor in its annual rankings, AirlineRatings did not consider finances this year because almost all airlines have been losing money.
EVA is continuing to improve its services and operations, exploring new passenger conveniences such as digital passports and biometric boarding, upgrading its fleet and adapting inflight amenities to meet health safety needs as it simultaneously aims to consistently give passengers top-quality inflight experiences. It upholds rigorous COVID-19 prevention standards and, in addition to gaining AirlineRatings’ “Seven Star Certification for COVID-19 Epidemic Prevention” and ranking in the “World’s Top Twenty COVID-19 Compliant Airlines,” it won World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) certification with a SafeTravels stamp and officially became a member of the international safe travel reception service chain. EVA consistently leads the industry in flight safety, service and innovation and wins accolades, honors and recognition from prestigious aviation authorities year after year.