China Airlines will boost its Taipei-Brisbane and Brisbane-Auckland flights to a daily schedule from December 2017.
The SkyTeam member currently has four flights a week on its Airbus A330, which is a popular option for Brisbane's trans-Tasman travellers.
Ray Chang, China Airlines' General Manager Brisbane, touts the flights as "perfect for travellers looking to fly conveniently up to Asia, over to Europe or across to North America."
“Our evening departure from Brisbane to Taipei means travellers can relax overnight and make easy onwards connections the next morning."
“China Airlines also connects with 12 points in Japan, delivering travellers from Queensland right to the doorstep of the ski-fields in full service comfort with baggage and meals all included."
Sydney-Auckland flights axed
China Airlines has also moved forward plans to cancel the Sydney–Auckland leg of its Taipei-Sydney flights – those will now end on July 13, rather than December 1.
However, a spokesperson for Emirates maintains there are no plans to drop the other trans-Tasman Airbus A380 flights from Melbourne and Brisbane.