EVA Air has announced plans to launch nonstop flights from Taipei to Milan and Munich.

The twice-weekly service from Taoyuan International airport to Milan Malpensa will begin on October 25, followed by four-times-weekly flights to Munich on November 3. Timings are as follows:

BR95 Taipei-Milan departs 2150, arrives 0615 (the following day)

BR96 Milan-Taipei departs 1100, arrives 0615 (the following day)

BR71 Taipei-Munich departs 2310, arrives 0725 (the following day) OR departs 2340, arrives 0755 (the following day)

BR72 Munich-Taipei departs 1140, arrives 0640 (the following day) OR departs 1230, arrives 0730 (the following day)

Flights will arrive in the early morning, allowing passengers to connect onward to northeast and southeast Asia.

The airline had planned to launch the Milan service in February 2020 but this was postponed due to the pandemic.

This marks the carrier’s first route expansion in the European market in 25 years. It already flies nonstop to Paris and Vienna and operates flights to London and Amsterdam with a stop in Bangkok.

*****UPDATE: Earlier this year we were reporting on how airlines were routing their flights between Europe and Asia now that Russia’s airspace is restricted.

Eva Air says it does not overfly Russia. The Taiwanese airline has provided us with these elapsed flight times.

  • Milan-Taipei 12 hours 15 minutes
  • Taipei-Milan 15 hours 25 minutes
  • Munich-Taipei 12 hours
  • Taipei-Munich 15 hours 15 minutes

Yes I realise you may wonder why it takes much longer to return Taipei-Europe but these are the timings which were provided.

Eva Air tells Business Traveller “All are subject to change and subject to government approval”.*****