February 26, 2002, Taipei, Taiwan - Since the riot in Sri Lanka is quieting down, China Airlines will resume its cargo service to Colombo from March 2, which has been suspended for 7 months.
The Taipei-Colombo-Luxembourg service will schedule three round-trip flights weekly using Boeing 747-400 freighters. Flight CI243 will depart every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 a.m. from Taoyuan International Airport and arrive in Colombo at 6:30 a.m, with continuing service to Luxembourg at 8:00 a.m. and land at the final destination at 10:15 a.m. the same day. The return flight CI244 from Luxembourg will depart every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:15 p.m., stop at Colombo at 8:30 a.m. the next day and take off again at 10:00 a.m. and land at Taoyuan International Airport at 5:45 p.m.
Ever since introducing economic reform in 1977, Sri Lanka has experienced rapid growth in economic. It is a market full of potential. Currently, China Airlines operates 11 weekly cargo services from Taipei to Europe, including 8 to Luxembourg, 2 to Amsterdam and 1 to Frankfurt.