By: Liu Te-tsang and Lee Hsin-Yin
Taipei, Feb. 27 (CNA) China Airlines (CAL) said Monday it will soon add an extra two round-trip flights per week on its Taoyuan-Bangkok route in celebration of the airline’s 50th anniversary flying that air link, on which it has served over 30 million passengers.
In addition to CAL’s current 26 round-trip flights per week between Taiwan (Taoyuan and Kaohsiung) and Bangkok, there will be another Taoyuan-Bangkok flight every Wednesday and Saturday starting on May 6, according to the carrier.
On those two days, the inbound flight, CI-832, will depart at 1:40 p.m. from Bangkok, while the outbound leg via CI-831 will leave Taoyuan at 9:20 a.m.
The move is also seen as being aligned with the government’s “new southbound policy,” which was devised to boost exchanges with Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries along with South Asia, Australia and New Zealand. [FULL STORY]