China Airlines is set to launch nonstop flights between Taipei and London Gatwick.

Starting December 1, the airline will fly four times weekly on its new A350, restarting the London-Taipei route after a five year hiatus. China Airlines dropped its route between Heathrow and the Taiwanese capital in 2012 after only two years of service.

Flights CI069/CI070 will depart every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, offering 32 business class seats, 31 in premium economy and another 243 in economy.

Flight No. Route Departure/Arrival Time Flight Days Weekly Flights Aircraft
CI069 Taipei-London 0930/1530 Mon/Wed/Sat 4 A350
0855/1455 Fri
CI070 London-Taipei 2115/1830+1 Mon/Wed/Fri/Sat 4

The airline will also be increasing its Taipei-Sydney service to twice daily from December, while its Taipei-Brisbane-Auckland service will fly daily, up from four times weekly.

China Airlines is offering early bird discounts in economy and premium economy cabins, with economy return fares departing Taipei from TWD 21,000 (£537/US$690) excluding taxes and premium economy return fares from TWD 32,000 (£819/US$1,052) before tax, when booked through the airline’s website.