China Airlines is set to launch a nonstop service between Gatwick and Taipei from December 1.
Following a five year hiatus, the service will operate four times per week from Gatwick’s South Terminal using an A350-900, which can hold 306 passengers with business, premium economy and economy cabins.
Business class in the airline’s A350 offers lie-flat beds, aisle access for each seat and access to the onboard Sky Lounge bar. Premium economy seats recline within a hard shell, while economy seats feature a slimline design that the airline says allows for extra legroom.
China Airlines previously operated a route between Heathrow and Taipei between 2010 and 2012 and has served Amsterdam with an onward connection to London through a codeshare with KLM.
Flight schedule as follows:
| CI70 |
Gatwick to Taipei Taoyuan
| CI69 |
Taipei Taoyuan to London Gatwick