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Eva Air Lays on More Flights to Meet High Demand 

EVA Air, Taiwan’s leading independent airline, has announced that it is to increase its London Heathrow – Bangkok – Taipei service from three flights per week to five flights per week in response to encouraging sales and high demand. Effective from August, the flights will depart on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for all flights scheduled in August and September, with a view to increasing further depending on performance.

This will be yet more welcome news for the travel industry and EVA Air customers and coincides with recent reports of booming sales to Southeast Asia. The relaunch of the airline’s London to Bangkok flights, which was announced at the end of April and coincided with Thailand’s lifting of arrival testing, have seen encouraging sales, which has prompted EVA Air to add on the extra departure dates.

Commenting on the news, Sarah Wu, EVA Air’s General Manager of the London office said: “We are really pleased that we have been able to add on more flights, so soon after the announcement of the London-Bangkok-Taipei relaunch. The addition of these extra days gives our customers more flexibility. If demand remains high we are well on the way to returning to our daily service later in the year.  We would like to thank all our partners for their support and are very much looking forward to seeing even more passengers from the UK flying with EVA Air again.”

The award-winning airline retains its desirable flight departure time of 2135 from Heathrow’s Terminal 2.

To learn more about EVA Air’s travel destinations and award-winning services, and to buy tickets, visit www.evaair.com

How a Taiwan influencer raised €140K for a Lithuanian ‘crisis pregnancy centre’

After Lithuania donated COVID-19 vaccines to Taiwan in June, many people in the country rushed out to buy Lithuanian beer, chocolates and other products in gratitude.

Taiwanese social media influencer Jill Chang directed her followers to a list of Lithuanian charities, triggering a flood of donations. But she says she didn’t know that one of the charities had a controversial agenda: campaigning against abortion.

Within weeks, Chang had helped to raise about €140,000 for the Krizinio Nėštumo Centras (KNC – literally ‘crisis pregnancy centre’) in Vilnius, the Lithuanian capital. She then received information and an online backlash that surprised her.

KNC’s website says that it seeks “to prevent abortion in Lithuania” – which has been legal in the country for generations, since 1955.

The centre’s director Zita Tomilinienė has said: “if a woman is expecting an unwanted child from an unloved man, the best she can do is to carry the baby and give birth.”

Chang shared the group’s GlobalGiving page, where it asks givers to “Save a new life by supporting pregnant women.”

“When I did my due diligence, I […] mainly looked at their financial reports, board meeting notes and the decision-making process,” Chang told openDemocracy.