By: Central News Agency
Taipei, July 21 (CNA) China Airlines, one of Taiwan’s leading international carriers, will launch nonstop flights to Melbourne on a seasonal basis starting in October to capitalize on rising demand for travel to Australia.
The airline will fly between Taipei to Melbourne three times a week beginning on Oct. 25 and offer the service until March 26, 2015. Flights will leave Taiwan on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday and return from Melbourne on Wednesday, Saturday and Monday, according to the airline. The three flights a week will continue on to Christchurch, New Zealand, a strategy encouraged by strong demand from Taiwanese tourists interested in combining Australia and New Zealand in one trip during the Southern Hemisphere’s summer months.
In December 2014, CAL flew a new route from Taipei to Sydney and then on to Christchurch on a seasonal basis, and the passenger load factor on the flights averaged about 90 percent. [FULL STORY]