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China Airlines adds Christchurch

3 Sep 2014 by Clement Huang

China Airlines is poised to launch a new seasonal service to Christchurch from December 1 as part of its Australia/New Zealand expansion plan.

The three-weekly flight is slated to serve Christchurch from its Taipei Taoyuan Airport base via Sydney.

The new service makes China Airlines the only Taiwan-based carrier to fly to New Zealand, and the second Asian carrier to serve the South Island. Only Singapore Airlines has Christchurch currently in its network.

Flights will be operated by a two-class Airbus A330-300 with 30 seats in business, and 277 in economy. Click here for a seat plan.

Flight Schedule

Itinerary

Flight No.

Departure

Arrival

Weekly Schedule

Aircraft Type

Taoyuan – Sydney

CI055

23:00

11:20(+1)

Mon, Thu, Sat

333

Sydney – Christchurch

12:40

17:45

Tue, Fri, Sun

Christchurch – Sydney

CI056

19:15

20:30

Tue, Fri, Sun

333

Sydney – Taoyuan

22:10

04:30(+1)

Tue, Fri, Sun

China Airlines also flies eight times a week to Auckland (via Sydney and Brisbane).

China Airlines has high hopes for the new route, and predicts 24,000 passengers will use the new Christchurch service during the Southern Hemisphere summer period (from December 1, 2014 to February 28, 2015)

For more information, visit china-airlines.com

Clement Huang

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