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CI Introduces Taipei-Honolulu Non-Stop Service
July 17, 2003, Taipei, Taiwan !V When the threat of SARS wanes and the market demand for overseas travel arises, China decides to introduce Taipei-Honolulu non-stop service with 2 flights per week. The inaugural flights from both sides have been fully booked.

Currently, China Airlines operates 5 weekly flights from Taipei to Honolulu via Tokyo, using Boeing 747-400 jet, which already have been strongly taken on both Taipei-Tokyo and Tokyo-Honolulu market. Taiwanese and Japanese are the two major markets for these flights. The introduction of Taipei-Honolulu non-stop flight will provide Taiwanese tourists with a more time-efficient choice.

Hawaii receives nearly 10 million tourists every year. In addition to Oahu, other islands attractions including Maui, Kauai and Big Island all have well developed tourist resources. China Airlines also provided promotional fare for five- and six-day packages on the inaugural flights. The market reaction from both ends was quite encouraging.

The Taipei-Honolulu-Taipei flight !]numbered CI002/001!^will be available every Thursday and Sunday, using brand new Airbus 340-300 jet. In addition, aggressive expansion plan includes a unilateral code-share service on Delta Air Lines flights to 5 US cities, increasing flight frequencies on Frankfurt and Sydney and the adding of 4 weekly flights to Seoul. The Taipei-Hanoi service will also be inaugurated with 3 flights per week in the end of July. All these actions reflect Chins Airlines!| ambition to provide passengers with better service.

China Airlines operates a fleet of 56 aircraft, including 42 passenger jets and 14 freighters, and flies to 43 destinations in 20 countries. The average age of its fleet is just 5.9 years.