China Airlies Expansion of Services: Taipei - Sydney - Christchurch

As part of its expansion into the Australia and New Zealand markets, the Taiwan based China Airlines (CI) is proud to introduce her renowned service to Sydney – Christchurch v.v. routes from 27 October 2015 to meet demand in the Southern Hemisphere’s holiday season. Three flights a week will be scheduled on a seasonal basis to provide passengers with a convenient way to fly to Christchurch. The new service will help boost passenger and freight flows between Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

From 27 October 2015 through to 27 March 2016, China Airlines will add Taipei – Sydney – Christchurch services on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday each week. The route will be served by A330-300 aircraft with a capacity of 307 passengers including 30 business class and 277 economy class seats. When the seven weekly flights that continue on to Auckland from Sydney or Brisbane each week are included, China Airlines flights to New Zealand will reach 10 services a week.

Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand and is widely lauded to be the “most English city outside of England”. The city boasts many historical attractions such as Victoria Square, Mona Vale Gardens, the Avon River and Hagley Park. Travellers can reach the South Island directly on a China Airlines flight and avoid having to wait for a transfer flight in Auckland.

China Airlines views the business and tourism travel market of Christchurch very positively and is now the first East Asian airline to fly between Sydney and Christchurch. When the service is in operation during the Southern Hemisphere summer, it is expected to add 40,500 to passenger volumes for flights to and from Christchurch. Cargo services are also available to satisfy the strong local demand for freight, enabling fresh produce to flow swiftly between New Zealand, Australia and Asia.

In addition to the Auckland and Christchurch routes in New Zealand, China Airlines also offers direct flights from Sydney and Brisbane to Taipei with up to 10 return services each week. The increased seasonal service not only offers travellers to Taiwan, New Zealand more flight flexibility but will also enable Japan, Korea and Europe outbound passengers to transfer through Taipei, further enhancing Taipei (TPE) Airport’s function as a transfer hub.

(Source: 9JUNE2015)


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China Airlines was founded on 16th December 1959. It operates a fleet of 67 modern aircraft, with an average age of just 6 years, making it one of the youngest fleets in the world. CAL now operates cargo and passenger services to 67 destinations in 25 countries.


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European Meal – choice of red or white meat along with a bread roll, salad and dessert followed by tea or coffee. Complimentary water, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are served with the meal and throughout the flight.


Taiwanese Meal – choices of rice or noodles with all other variety of Taiwanese dishes.




Skytrax Survey is the world’s largest airlines and airport survey and review panel has awarded China Airlines the following awards:
  • 2nd in the world in Aggregate Economy Class Service in 2007.
  • 1st place in the category of Economy Class Service Quality in 2007.
  • 5-Star ranking for its First Class Service by Skytrax Research in 2007.
  • 1st place in the category of Aggregate Airport Service Quality in 2007 by Skytrax Survey ranked China Airlines’ services for economy class passengers.




China Airlines Selected as a 4-Star Airline
China Airlines (Chairman: Mr. Philip Hsing-Hsiung Wei),for the 8th consecutive year, has upheld it’s title as a 4-Star Airlines in “The World Airlines Star Ranking” by SKYTRAX, a world-renowned research organization in the airline industry.

The World Airline Star Ranking, introduced in 2000, is conducted every year, ranking quality performance of more than 300 airlines world-wide from a lowest score of 1-Star to a highest score or 5-Star on the basis of their airport and cabin services. This ranking system is considered to be the most authoritative quality-ranking system in the airline industry.

China Airlines excelled in the categories of First Class, Business Class and Economy Class in the long haul routes as well as in those of Staff Service Efficiency and Enthusiasm and Altitude. Please click here for more details from SKYTRAX Report on China Airlines.

Now the 4-Star airlines group currently has 32 members worldwide, including Qantas, Thai Airways, Emirates, British Airways, Japan Airlines, Swiss Airlines and China Airlines. Currently there are only 6 airlines are classified as 5-Star ranking: Asiana Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Kingfisher Airlines, and Qutar Airways.

China Airlines is progressing to be classified as a 5-Star ranking airlines in the near future.

Skytrax, renowned for it’s World Airline Star Rating Programme, has conducted product and service quality analysis for the world airlines with a unique format for assessing and quantifying standards for over 18 years. The results of the analysis are posted on the Skytrax website.


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