China Airlines to launch London-Taipei flights
March 9, 2010, London, U.K. - From March 28th 2010, China Airlines will launch a new service from London’s Heathrow Airport to Taipei Taoyuan Airport, becoming the only carrier to offer non-stop flights between London and Taipei.
The new route forms an historical link between the two countries as the first time that the UK has been connected by a non-stop service to Taiwan.
The thrice-weekly flights will be operated with an Airbus A340-300 aircraft, with 30 seats in business class and 246 in economy.
Departing Taipei on Tuesday and Sunday at 09.25 and arriving London Heathrow at 17.05, the London Heathrow - Taipei flight will depart at 21.15 and arrive at 18.15 the following day. A third weekly Thursday flight will depart Taipei at 09.25 and arrive London Heathrow at 16.55, before returning from London Heathrow at 22.05 arriving Taipei at 19.05 the following day.
Following the launch of the London-Taipei route, China Airlines will serve five destinations in Europe, with a total of 21 flights per week between Taiwan and Europe. China Airlines growing European presence, combined with its extensive network, provides passengers with more flexibility in planning business or leisure trips to Taiwan and onward destinations including Bali and Sydney.
Philip Wei, Chairman China Airlines commented “As the leading airline in Taiwan, China Airlines is committed to promoting tourism, culture and the economic development of the island.”
Taiwan was first known to the West as Ilha Formosa, or ‘Beautiful Island’, and visitors will discover countless arresting landscapes and alluring coastal vistas as well as a rich cultural heritage. As a ‘high-tech island’, with products made in Taiwan available throughout the world, the destination also offers a wealth of futuristic attractions, modern art and world-class cuisine, providing a fascinating and unique visitor experience.
Return fares from London Heathrow to Taipei cost from