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How To Read EVA Air Name?  
User currently offline777way From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 8798 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 , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 8783 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.


User currently offlinePlanesailing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 8729 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 , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 8714 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 , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 8575 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 , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 8535 times:

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

User currently offlineVC10DC10 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 8409 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 , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 8387 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.

User currently offlineFoxBravo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 8379 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").


User currently offlineCloudyapple From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 8160 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 , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 6952 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 , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6440 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 , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6345 times:

So its E-V-A?

And, if anything, it stands for EVergreen Airways?

Checko


User currently offlineViscount724 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 6215 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 , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 6188 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'.

Riv'


User currently offlineJohnclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 5916 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 , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5738 times:

EVA = EVERGREEN VIRTUAL AIRLINES Big grin

User currently offlineKELPkid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5666 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...


User currently offlineJMO-777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (6 years 2 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5632 times:

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

Thanks!

GreetZ from cold but "starly" Germany,
Jan


User currently offlineMalaysia From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (6 years 2 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 5456 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"


User currently offlineAnonms From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (6 years 2 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 5423 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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