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How To Read EVA Air Name?  
User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 8381 times:

How is it pronounced E-V-A Air or Eva Air? if its E-V-A then what do the letters stand for?

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User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6485 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 8366 times:



Quoting 777way (Thread starter):
How is it pronounced E-V-A Air or Eva Air? if its E-V-A then what do the letters stand for?

Strangely enough, EVA Air used to advertise on US television (during the 1990s, I believe.) They always pronounced each letter separately.



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User currently offlinePlanesailing From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 816 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 8312 times:

As said it is E-V-A.

The airline was originally going to be called Evergreen after the group that owns it but it was too similar to Evergreen Internation Cargo, so they chose EVA.


User currently offlineAznCSA4QF744ER From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 692 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 8297 times:

It's E-V-A Air....... For years I myself have been trying to figure out what "EVA" stands for. I even ask the EVA's staff here at LAX but they too don't have the answer as well....

User currently offlineHywel From Uganda, joined Apr 2008, 802 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 8158 times:

In September 1988, during the 20th anniversary celebration of Evergreen Marine Corporation’s founding, company chairman Chang Yung-fa announced his company’s intentions to establish Taiwan’s first private international airline.

The airline was originally to be called Evergreen Airways, however this was deemed too similar to the unrelated Evergreen International cargo airline.

In October 1989, the newly-formed EVA Airways Corporation placed a US$3.6 billion order for 26 aircraft from Boeing and McDonnell Douglas, including Boeing 747-400 and MD-11 airliners.


User currently offlineCloudyapple From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2005, 2454 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 8118 times:

Their callsign is Eva and is pronounced "e-va".


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User currently offlineVC10DC10 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1036 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 7992 times:



Quoting Cloudyapple (Reply 5):
Their callsign is Eva and is pronounced "e-va".

To clarify, you mean it's pronounced like the girl's name Eva?


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10899 posts, RR: 37
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 7970 times:

I remember seeing Evergreen aircrafts in the old days. I think they were 747-200s. I may have seen them in the old HKG Kai-Tak airport or elsewhere. This is too long ago for me to remember. I never realized that they were the ancestor of EVA Air.


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User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2998 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 7962 times:



Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 7):
I never realized that they were the ancestor of EVA Air.

They aren't! EVA's parent is the shipping company, not the cargo airline (as noted in reply #4, that's why they couldn't call the airline "Evergreen").



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User currently offlineCloudyapple From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2005, 2454 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 7743 times:



Quoting VC10DC10 (Reply 6):
To clarify, you mean it's pronounced like the girl's name Eva?

Exactly.

Quoting FoxBravo (Reply 8):
They aren't! EVA's parent is the shipping company, not the cargo airline (as noted in reply #4, that's why they couldn't call the airline "Evergreen").

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User currently offlineArticulatexpat From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2006, 156 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 6535 times:

I've flown them several times and heard it both ways, although I think in Chinese-accented English quick pronunciation of the individual letters makes it sound like it's one word. As far as I know, it's E-V-A. After all, if it were meant to be pronounced /iv[schwa]/ the V and the A wouldn't need to be capitalized.

User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 6023 times:

Maybe its "e-va" as in whateva? also Ever would be pronounced by a Chinese as Eva full name would be Evagleen, so its basically Ever Air with Chinglish pronunciation title Eva Air as they wouldnt ridicule themselves by using Evagleen. No offence intended as I find Chinglish very cute.

There are a few airlines that carry the same name so I dont know what issue EVA and Evergreen had, you would have Evergreen International Cargo (USA) and Evergreen Air/Arlines plus Evergreen Air/Airlines Cargo (Taiwan) very easily distinguishable more so with their liveries and registrations, IATA and ICAO codes etc.


User currently offlineTheGreatChecko From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1128 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5928 times:

So its E-V-A?

And, if anything, it stands for EVergreen Airways?

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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25372 posts, RR: 22
Reply 13, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5798 times:



Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 7):
I remember seeing Evergreen aircrafts in the old days. I think they were 747-200s. I may have seen them in the old HKG Kai-Tak airport or elsewhere. This is too long ago for me to remember. I never realized that they were the ancestor of EVA Air.

The US cargo/charter carrier Evergreen International Airlines (based in McMinnville, Oregon) is older than the Taiwan- based conglomerate, Evergreen Group, that owns EVA Air and also operates Evergreen Marine, the world's 4th largest container ship company.


User currently offlineRivet42 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 818 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5771 times:

I don't recall any announcements in Far East airports referring to "E. V. A. Airways" - I'm pretty sure I would have noticed...

As noted above, their callsign as given by the flight crew (and I heard it this afternoon) is "E-va", as in Diva without the 'D'.

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User currently offlineJohnclipper From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2005, 844 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 11 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5499 times:

Just flew them last night TPE-HKG. All annoucements were made on board by both F/A/ and pilot as "E-V-A Airways", not "Eva Air"...

User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3352 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5321 times:

EVA = EVERGREEN VIRTUAL AIRLINES Big grin


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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6392 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 5249 times:



Quoting Cloudyapple (Reply 5):
Their callsign is Eva and is pronounced "e-va".

That's how the lady (an EVA employee) over the PA system at SFO pronounced it when she announced boarding for the flight to TPE...she pronounced it with a short "e", too, like "egg"  Wink My wife and I were a few gates over in the international terminal, waiting to board SQ 001...



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User currently offlineJMO-777 From Germany, joined Apr 2002, 501 posts, RR: 17
Reply 18, posted (5 years 11 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 5215 times:

Btw, what are the chinese letters are standing for on EVA's planes?

Thanks!

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User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3352 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (5 years 11 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5039 times:



Quoting JMO-777 (Reply 18):
Btw, what are the chinese letters are standing for on EVA's planes?

"EVERGREEN - AVIATION"

"長榮 - 航空"



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User currently offlineAnonms From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 620 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 11 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5006 times:



Quoting KELPkid (Reply 17):
That's how the lady (an EVA employee) over the PA system at SFO pronounced it when she announced boarding for the flight to TPE...she pronounced it with a short "e", too, like "egg"   My wife and I were a few gates over in the international terminal, waiting to board SQ 001...

I've heard it over the PA with a short E, a long E, and as individual letters. All in one night. And this was in TPE.



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