China Airlines has confirmed it will fly its forthcoming Airbus A350-900 aircraft to Amsterdam, Rome and Vienna from the end of this year.
The Taiwan-based carrier will take delivery of its first A350 in July, before rostering the aircraft onto three of its four European routes (the other being Frankfurt) from December.
The move will also see routes to Amsterdam and Rome being upgraded to a direct, non-stop service – China Airlines already serves Vienna and Frankfurt with non-stop flights.
The carrier will also increase its Taipei-Frankfurt services (operated by B777 aircraft) to seven flights per week from June.
From December China Airlines will offer three weekly flights to Vienna, four weekly services to Amsterdam, and two weekly flights to Rome.
The carrier says that the cabins of its A350 aircraft will feature “the five senses of sight, hearing, smell, touch and taste to create a ‘European Style’”.
As part of this there will be a “bespoke cabin fragrance” on board its A350 flights, designed to “provoke passenger memories and impressions”, and the airline’s Sky Bistro offering will feature “tapas and original cuisine in a European tavern format to create a youthful, fashionable, creative and sophisticated sensory concept”.