China Airlines launches codeshares with BA and Air France

 
 

We first reported that China Airlines was considering re-launching flights to London in February. Photo credit - Pixabay

 

China Airlines has revealed that it will start code-sharing on flights with Air France from 2018.

 

The code-sharing will enable China Airlines' passengers to connect onto Air France flights, and vice versa.

It will come in addition to the carriers recently-extended code sharing network with British Airways.

China Airlines has today begun serving a resumed route which will be run four times every week, and will link London's Gatwick and Taipei's Taoyuan airports.

It will be operated by the carrier's state of the art Airbus A350 aircraft.

These will be fitted with 306 seats across three classes, with passengers set to benefit from the extra-wide body of the plane.

The route will grow on China Airlines' existing services linking Taipei to the European cities of Amsterdam and Vienna, although they have served London in the past.

We first reported that China Airlines was considering re-launching flights to London in February.

The route used to be served by the airline until 2012, and the relaunch has been spurred-on by the rising numbers of Chinese visitors wishing to the United Kingdom. This in turn has been partly influenced by the fall of the value in the British currency, according to the airline.

The carrier has a total of 14 Airbus A350 aircraft on order to support international growth. Once they have all been delivered, the total China Airlines fleet will number over 90 modern aircraft.





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