China Airlines has inaugurated direct flights between Taipei and Da Nang. China Airlines’ third scheduled route in Vietnam and the first expansion to the network in 2023 will operate out of Da Nang, an important travel hub in Vietnam.

China Airlines, headquartered in Taiwan, remains devoted to the growth of the Southeast Asia market and its worldwide goals, with a special focus on the opportunities presented by business travel, tourism, and transits.

China Airlines will deploy the latest A321neo passenger aircraft on the Taipei-Da Nang route, with the “Pikachu Jet CI” serving as the inaugural flight. In the  future, the “Pikachu Jet CI” will travel to Da Nang at various times. All passengers on the inaugural flight received presents from China Airlines, including a special edition desktop calendar for 2023 and luxurious amenity packs. The local ground workers also provided each traveller with a memento wooden sculpture of artistic design. The arrival of the inaugural China Airlines flight was also greeted by a water salute at Da Nang Airport.

China Airlines operates four weekly return flights on the route between Taipei and Da Nang, with departures on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Each journey lasts roughly three hours. The China Airlines A321neo aircraft is designed with 180 seats, 12 in Premium Business Class and 168 in Economy Class, to give businesspeople and passengers with a comfortable and high-quality flight experience.

Da Nang is the fourth largest city in Vietnam and the country’s geographic centre. It has been nicknamed “Hawaii of the East” because of its 20 kilometres of beaches. The historic city of Hoi An, the World Heritage-listed Citadel of Hue, and Ba Na Hill are popular tourist destinations, while the Golden Bridge has gained popularity in recent years. The region is well-suited for short stays and is popular with both locals and international visitors.

Taking advantage of Vietnam’s tourism potential and the transit market for post-pandemic business travel, China Airlines continues to build the market for bilateral visits. China Airlines already operates two daily flights to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, and the addition of Da Nang service completes coverage of northern, central, and southern Vietnam. Improved accessibility will assist in meeting the needs of Taiwanese passengers and give them with greater itinerary flexibility; frequent flights will not only benefit those travelling between Taiwan and Vietnam. China Airlines runs up to 30 flights between Taiwan and North America, capitalising on the market for leisure travel as well as those who go to see family and study abroad.

This new route follows the introduction of service to Cebu (Philippines) in December 2022; new service to Chiang Mai (Thailand) will begin on January 20, 2023. The frequency of services on Southeast Asia routes, including flights from central and southern Taiwan, is growing. There will be four weekly flights on the Taichung-Ho Chi Minh City route during the Lunar New Year vacations at the end of January, six weekly flights on the reopened Kaohsiung-Bangkok line, and four weekly flights on the Kaohsiung-Manila route. Taiwanese passengers will have a choice of options for foreign travel with the addition of 18 passenger-carrying routes and more than 130 return flights to Southeast Asian locations.


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