The China Post
Date: October 29, 2016
By: The China Post news staff
National carrier China Airlines (CAL) officially unveiled its Airbus A350 passenger jet,
conducting a demonstration flight Friday amid great fanfare after successful completion of preparations and government certification trials.
The new A350 fleet will initially fly on European routes. Next year, direct flights will commence for Taoyuan-Amsterdam, Taoyuan-Vienna, and Taoyuan-Rome. This means the carrier will be operating two direct flights everyday to Europe and a total of 16 flights per week.
With the new flights, CAL will offer the most direct flights to Europe of any carrier in Taiwan. Passengers between Taiwan and Europe will no longer be required to make a stopover, saving four hours of flight time. [FULL STORY]