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China Airlines announces new direct flight to Hawaii

23 May 2013

Taiwan-based China Airlines has announced it will launch direct flights to Honolulu from June 2 onwards as well as increasing frequencies to Bangkok, Nanchang, Fukuoka and Kuala Lumpur.

Currently China Airlines offers flights to Hawaii but via Tokyo. The new service, operated twice a week by an Airbus A330, will be a direct flight due to strong demand riding on the back of Taiwan’s participation in the US Visa Waiver programme from last year, allowing Taiwanese citizens to enter the United States without a visa for up to 90 days.

The flight will depart Taipei on Wednesdays and Sundays at 2300, arriving in Hawaii at 1445, and the return leg will depart at 0120 on Mondays and Thursdays, arriving back in Taiwan at 0600 the following day.

Furthermore, thanks to the delivery of three newly leased Boeing B737-800 aircraft (see story here), China Airlines is able to increase frequencies on popular routes for the summer schedule. The Taoyuan-Bangkok route will be increased from 21 to 28 flights a week, while the Taoyuan-Kuala Lumpur flights will go from daily to 10 times a week. Three additional services to Fukuoka will be introduced to increase the total from 11 to 14 flights per week and flights to Nanchang will go from two to three times per week. 

For more information, visit www.china-airlines.com

Alisha Haridasani

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