August 27, 2004, Taipei, Taiwan – In response
to the increasing demand for Taiwanese passengers to Australia
and to provide better flight schedules, China Airlines recently
announced to increase flight frequency to Sydney and Brisbane.
Starting from October 16, the Taipei-Sydney route will be increased
from 4 to 5 flights per week and the Taipei-Brisbane route from
2 to 3 flights per week. In the future, China Airlines will provide
8 weekly flights to Australia and become the largest air carrier
serving between Taiwan and Australia.
After the frequency increase, the Taipei-Sydney service will
depart Taipei at 22:20 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
and Sunday and arrive in Sydney at 9:30 the next day. The return
flights will leave Sydney at 11:40 every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday,
Friday and Saturday and arrive in Taipei at 19:10 the same day.
The Taipei-Brisbane service will depart Taipei at 21:50 every
Monday, Thursday and Saturday and arrive in Brisbane at 8:25 the
next day. The return flights will leave Brisbane at 10:25 every
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday and arrive in Taipei at 17:10 the same
day. China Airlines will use A340-300 aircraft for all the Australia-bound
flights with comfortable cabin features and personalized entertainment
According to Taiwan Tourism statistics, there were around 42,000
Taiwanese traveled to Australia in the first half of 2004, a 27%
increase over 2003. The travel purpose was mainly tourism, study
China Airlines currently operate a modern fleet of 63 aircraft
with an average age lower than 6 years and flies to 47 destinations
in 21 nations. Its fleet is one of the youngest in the world.