China Airlines is boosting its Taipei-Brisbane-Auckland flights over the peak Australian summer travel period, while at the same time launching new Taipei-Melbourne-Christchurch services.
From December 5 2015 through to February 28 2016, the Taiwanese airline will fly from Brisbane to both Taipei and Auckland on Saturdays – an increase to its current Sunday, Tuesday and Friday flights.
Out of Taipei, Friday flights are added to the roster alongside the existing services on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
During the same period, the airline is also upgrading its usual Airbus A330-300 aircraft to the larger Boeing 747-400 jumbo.
Bound for Auckland, CI53 takes to Brisbane’s skies at 12:25pm, touching down at 6:40pm in Kiwi territory.
On the return pond crossing, CI54 pushes back at 8:45pm to reach Brisbane at 9:25pm.
The longer trek to Taiwan sees CI54 lifting off at 11:15pm, landing in Taipei at 6am the next day.
From Asia back home, CI53 is wheels-up at 11:25pm, arriving at the gate in Brisbane at 10:20am on the following morning.
The additional weekly return flights can now be booked through the China Airlines website:
From Taipei, passengers can connect onwards to destinations across Asia and Europe, including to Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Jakarta, Rome and Tokyo.
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