China Airlines, the flag carrier of Taiwan, is adding a leg to its Sydney flights to create a four-times-a-week flight between Taipei and Auckland from October 28. The new service will complement the airline’s existing three-times-a-week service to Auckland via Brisbane, meaning that it now provides a daily service from Taiwan to New Zealand.
A spokesperson for the airline said they had seen high demand for their existing routes to Australia and New Zealand, particularly from Taiwanese tour groups, and by introducing this new service it hoped to offer travellers increased flexibility of departure dates and attract more individual travellers.
"China Airlines sees a high-value tourism and trade market of both Taiwan and New Zealand,” the spokesperson said. “We’re happy to provide choices with more flexibility for customers.”
The new route will use an A330-300 aircraft with 30 business class and 277 economy class seats.
With Taipei as a hub, China Airlines provides short haul flights to a range of cities in mainland China (see story here), as well as direct flights to Amsterdam and Vienna in Europe, and to Vancouver, Los Angeles and New York in North America. The airline said details of the new flights to Auckland would be released on their website shortly.
For more information, visit www.china-airlines.com