China Airlines (CAL), the Taiwan flag carrier, will operate up to 180 flights a week to Japan and South Korea in the winter schedule to 30 March.
Flights from Taoyuan to Tokyo (Narita) will increase to 24 weekly rotations, while flights from Taipei downtown Songshan airport to Tokyo’s Haneda will run twice a day.
CAL will also maintain a daily Kaohsiung-Narita service, equating to up to 45 weekly flights and at least six daily flights to and from Tokyo.
The Taoyuan-Kumamoto route launched in mid-September will increase to four weekly flights starting 3 December, while flights from Taoyuan to Fukuoka will go up to 16 flights a week from 2 January. Taoyuan-Takamatsu will be increased to five flights a week from 2 January, too.
Services to Okinawa are also being expanded. The Kaohsiung-Okinawa route will resume operating three flights a week from January, while the Taoyuan-Okinawa route will be increased from seven to eleven services a week.
Kaohsiung-Osaka will go up from daily to 10-weekly, complementing thrice-daily service to Osaka from Taoyuan.
At the same time, the Taoyuan-Busan route will be increased from seven to nine weekly flights from 13 December 13, furthering increasing to double daily from January.
China Airlines is progressively expanding its Kaohsiung services to meet travel demand from Southern Taiwan.
In addition to more frequent services to Tokyo (Narita) and Osaka, a new route to Seoul (Gimpo), and the resumption of services to Okinawa, the Kaohsiung-Hong Kong route will also be increased from daily to double daily service.
Furthermore, the Kaohsiung-Singapore route will resume on 9 December with flights every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
In Southeast Asia, strong demand in the Indonesian market will see ten daily flights between Taoyuan and Jakarta this season. The Taoyuan-Chiang Mai route will also increase to five flights a week from 11 December.
Cross-strait, CAL will resume Songshan-Wuhan on 3 January, with two weekly services.
The CAL Group currently operates 62 flights a week to eight destinations in China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Fuzhou, and Wuhan.
Further afield, CAL will operate up to 11 weekly frequencies to Sydney this winter, complementing its services to Brisbane, Melbourne, and Auckland.
Moreover, Taipei Taoyuan-San Francisco will increase to nine-weekly flights between 1 November and 25 January.