China Airlines began operating Taipei-London (Gatwick) service on December 1, 2017 with the new A350-900 aircraft with four flights a week. This route makes China Airlines the only airline in Taiwan to offer nonstop flights to London. The introduction of nonstop flights to London represents a major boost to China Airlines’ European network. With London, China Airlines now flies nonstop flights to Amsterdam (Netherlands), Frankfurt (Germany), Vienna (Austria) and Rome (Italy) and now London. China Airlines will operate 22 weekly flights to five European destinations and is the only Taiwan-based airline that currently operates so many nonstop flights between Taiwan and Europe.
The China Airlines CI069/CI070 Taipei-London service departs every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday on the latest A350-900 aircraft, which are equipped with 32 Premium Business Class, 31 Premium Economy Class and 243 Economy Class seats. Passengers who opt to fly nonstop with China Airlines will reach their destination in just 13 hours, saving between 3 to 7 hours of transit and stopover time.
China Airlines is also strengthening its Oceania network as well to complement the launch of its UK service. From December 1, the Taipei-Sydney route will be increased to two daily services and Taipei-Brisbane-Auckland will be upgraded to one service daily.
Copyright Photo: China Airlines Airbus A350-941 B-18901 (msn 049) HKG (Javier Rodriguez). Image: 936053.