China Airways plans to function its new A321 neo plane on direct flights to Cebu and Chiang Mai this winter.

The four-times-weekly service from Taipei to Cebu within the Philippines will start on December 1, 2022, working each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. The schedule will likely be as follows:

CI705 departs Taoyuan Worldwide airport 0740, arrives 1035

CI706 departs 1135, arrives 1430

This will likely be adopted by a four-times-weekly service from Taipei to Chiang Mai in Thailand from January 20, 2023, happening on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

CI851 departs 0750, arrives 1100

CI852 departs 1200, arrives 1700

The A321 neo plane is configured with 180 seats (12 enterprise class, 168 financial system class), and not too long ago debuted on the Taipei-Tokyo Haneda route.

The airline commented:

“The Cebu and Chiang Mai routes will assist China Airways benefit from the transit market connecting flights to main cities in North America and Europe. The resumption of companies and extra frequent flights to Southeast Asian locations kind a part of the technique to focus on the transmit market. China Airways may even proceed to observe the market and consider the launching of recent routes.”

Within the launch, the service additionally talked about that it had elevated its total variety of passenger-carrying flights by 30 per cent within the final quarter, with Southeast Asia routes seeing a rise of fifty per cent.

The airline additionally not too long ago introduced plans to buy 16 B787-9 plane from Boeing.

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