Qantas has signed a new codeshare agreement with China Airlines in an effort to provide its passengers with direct services to the Taiwanese capital.
Starting from October 15, China Airlines-operated flights from Sydney and Brisbane to Taipei will feature Qantas’ airline code. There will be up to ten return services per week between Australia and Taipei during peak season.
Currently, Qantas customers flying to Taipei are required to connect through either Singapore or Hong Kong in order to reach their destination.
“By providing greater access to Taiwan with a direct codeshare service and more opportunities to earn frequent flyer points, we’re confident our customers will enjoy this new route to Taipei,” said Qantas executive manager international sales Stephen Thompson.
China Airlines services between Australia and Taipei are operated by Airbus A330-300 aircraft in two-class configuration, seating 36 passengers in business and 277 in economy class.
The new codeshare services will be available for booking from September 1 for travel from October 15, 2014.
For more information, visit qantas.com.au