China Airlines to begin new flights between Taipei and New YorkChina Airlines to begin new flights between Taipei and New York
China Airlines, the national carrier of Taiwan, is set to launch a new flight between its hub in Taipei and New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, reports Australian Business Traveller.
The new route, which will be served by three flights each week, also features a refueling stopover at Kansai International Airport in Osaka, Japan. The airline will reportedly operate a "fully refurbished" Boeing 747-400 jet on the route, with the plane having seating for up to 70 business class passengers.
Jim Wong, the Sydney sales manager for China Airlines, told the source that "the introduction of the first-ever Taipei/New York flights – operated via Osaka’s Kansai International Airport – are in response to a growing demand from the business and leisure sectors."
The source also highlighted that the new Taipei-New York route offers business travelers an inexpensive way to book premium travel between the American financial hub and several destinations in Australia, particularly Sydney. Although the fact that these travelers would have to make brief stops in Taipei and Osaka may make the route slightly more time-consuming, its relatively low price helps make it an attractive option for business travel between the U.S. and Australia.