Airline Update

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With the change in seasons comes the change in routes offered by airlines.

On the radar for EVA Air is an increase in weekly flights from New York’s JFK to Taiwan, bumping it up from four to five per week, starting on June 19. Possibly more exciting for passengers, though, will be the eliminated stop in Anchorage for refueling—meaning nonstop service between these two hubs with a flight time as short as14 hours and 50 minutes, saving three hours and 25 minutes. Flights will be offered daily between Tuesday and Saturday aboard Boeing 777-300ERs.

EVA Air offers one-stop connections through Taipei’s Taoyuan International Airport to 24 cities in China, as well as a variety of leisure destinations in Northeast and Southeast Asia. For more information, call (800) 695-1188 or visit

Also out of JFK, Delta Air Lines will boost flights to Valencia, Spain, beginning June 2. The route, connecting JFK with Valencia Airport in Manises (VLC), will see four nonstop flights per week aboard the 170-seat Boeing 757-200 aircraft.

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Meanwhile, Air New Zealand is keeping busy with an increase in capacity to North American destinations of Los Angeles, San Francisco and Vancouver.

The Auckland-San Francisco route will deploy its 379-seat Boeing 747-400 aircraft for five flights per week beginning in April, to be increased to daily service during peak demand times.

From mid-June, the Auckland-Los Angeles route will see 14 return services per week, including three flights on Saturdays and a double daily service most other days. Each of these flights will operate on either the 304-seat Boeing 777-200 or the 332-seat Boeing 777-300 aircraft.

And for the seasonal period between December and February, the Auckland-Vancouver route will begin operating five services per week aboard Boeing 777-200 aircraft.

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