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Eva Air.(Asia/Pacific)(Brief Article)

Predicting a doubling of its 2003 net profit this year, the Taiwanese carrier is off to a good start with an 85% jump in first-quarter net income to NT$751 million ($223.6 million). Load factor in the quarter was up 4.7 points to 76.7%, the highest in three years.

That bullish result prompted the EVA board finally to approve and increase an order for 777s. The new agreement is for eight 777-300ERs and seven 777-200LRs. The airline is adding more capacity to its cargo fleet with a 12th MD-11F leased from World Airways. …

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