China Airlines now flies non-stop to London
China Airlines' non-stop flights between Taipei and London Gatwick have taken off, making the carrier the only Taiwanese airline to operate direct flights between the two cities.
The airline is flying its newest aircraft, the Airbus A350, on the route, which takes approximately 13 hours.
Flights will be four-times-weekly, departing on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, at present and may have addition of a fifth weekly flight on Tuesdays from March 27, 2018 onward.
The route's full schedule is as follows:
Flight No. From To Departs Arrives Days
CI69 Taipei (TPE) London (LGW) 0930 1530 Mon, Wed, Sat
0855 1455 Fri
CI70 London (LGW) Taipei (TPE) 2115 1830+1 Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
China Airlines flies a total of 22 weekly flights to destinations in Europe, including Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Vienna and Rome.
In related news, the Taiwanese airline has upped its flights to Sydney to twice a day, with both flights now also operated by A350s, while its Taipei-Brisbane-Auckland service has been increased to a daily flight.