EVA Air's Boeing 787 Dreamliner is coming to Brisbane

EVA Air's Boeing 787 Dreamliner is coming to Brisbane

Taiwan's EVA Air will upgrade its Brisbane-Taipei route to one of the airline's new Boeing 787 Dreamliners next year – and when we say upgrade, we mean upgrade.

Here is EVA's Royal Laurel business class on the Airbus A330 which currently flies five times a week between Brisbane and the Taiwanese capital.

It's a 2-2-2 layout with angled flatbeds, aka 'sloping sleepers'.

AusBT review: EVA Air Airbus A330 Premium Laurel business class (Taipei-Brisbane)

Now here is business class on the Star Alliance member's new Boeing 787.

We're talking a modern 1-2-1 layout with fully lie-flat beds which will be perfect for the overnight journey.

There's also ample personal space around the seat, which is based on the same Thompson Vantage XL design as the latest Qantas Business Suite.

Read more: EVA reveals new Boeing 787 business class styled by BMW Designworks

EVA has confirmed Brisbane's Boeing 787 upgrade to Australian Business Traveller, but specifically when Brisbane will see this dreamy Dreamliner has yet to be revealed.

After this week's delivery of EVA's first Boeing 787, the airline says it has "two more Boeing 787-9s scheduled for delivery in 2019 and plans to deploy them on major regional routes within Asia and flights to Brisbane."

EVA will also begin flying the larger Boeing 787-10 from the second quarter of 2019.

David Flynn
David Flynn is the editor of Australian Business Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.


  • Dan Ho


    3 Oct, 2018 09:51 pm

    Great to see good old Brissie getting the love. Brisbane seems to be getting new products first out of all the Australian cities recently. First with the new qantas lounges, then with the airlines deploying new aircraft (like Korean air recently) and now with EVA. Great to see them replace the 222 with a 121 config. Being my home city, i won't mind this at all. Maybe I'll consider their biz class for going to Hong Kong while transiting thorugh taipei. They offer very competitive fares and no longer feels like i'm having a subpar experience.
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  • Satoshi Takayama

    Michael Kao

    4 Oct, 2018 11:53 am

    In a way it's also cuz BNE market is perfect for 787s, and hence we seem to get the latest products.

    Just a couple of years ago, BNE was flooded with A330 from SQ, CX, MH, QF, EY, CI, BR, KE. Only EK and VA and occasionally TG offered 777, and the old faithful QF 747 that goes to LAX. As A330 being retired, it's reasonable to see them getting replaced with 787/A350, and hence we see the latest products.
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  • starall


    4 Oct, 2018 05:49 pm

    Just checked their website and there is a change from A332 to A333 from 1/12/18, both a 2-2-2 config in J but a fully lie flat and newer seats on the later aircraft.
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  • John Harley


    17 Feb, 2019 03:22 pm

    No inventory released yet for January, seems to be a little late as showing available to other markets...
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  • John Harley


    13 Mar, 2019 09:05 pm

    Local Taiwanese press reporting that EVA's chairman said that the Dreamliner will be put on the Brisbane route in November.

    EVA Air will introduce six Dreamliner Boeing 787s this year, including two 787-9s and four 787-10s with the larger fuselage.

    The six 787s will mainly be equipped for regional routes and some long-haul routes. For example, from May onwards, Taipei-Vienna will be replaced by the 787-9, and in July, Taipei-Amsterdam will be replaced by the 787-9, and in November Taipei-Brisbane will be changed to the 787-10.

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