Taiwan’s EVA Air and UNI Air, its domestic and regional subsidiary, have launched scheduled flights to China. This is part of the continuing detente between China and Taipei.
Both airlines operate 19 routes, serving 12 Chinese cities – Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Kunming, Xiamen, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Dalian, Ningbo, Chengdu and Qingdao.
Shanghai, Hangzhou and Ningbo in the Yangtze River Delta are served by a combined total of 27 weekly flights.
Travellers can connect to China from major Taiwanese gateways, namely Taoyuan, Song Shan, Taichung and Kaohsiung International Airports. The new scheduled services also means they can arrive in one Chinese city and depart from another within the same region.
The weekly services between Taiwan and China are:
• from Taoyuan – five times to Beijing, two each to Tianjin, Dalian, Qingdao and Kunming, nine to Shanghai, seven to Hangzhou, five to Ningbo and three each to Guangzhou and Shenzhen;
• from Kaohsiung – two times each to Shanghai and Hangzhou, and once weekly each to Ningbo, Chengdu and Shenzhen;
• from Taichung – once weekly each to Hangzhou, Xiamen and Shenzhen;
• from Song Shan – two times to Xiamen.
Flights to Wuhan and Chongqing will be introduced on September 28, bringing their combined frequency to 55 flights per week.
EVA’s latest Boeing B777-300ER, B747-400 and Airbus A330-200 are deployed on these routes, while UNI Air’s MD90 is used on services from Song Shan, Taichung and Kaohsiung.
For more information, visit www.evaair.com