China Airlines launches new routes to Japan from Taipei

China Airlines’ new scheduled service to Kagoshima in Japan was celebrated at Taipei’s Taoyuan International Airport with a sake cask-breaking ceremony.

China Airlines’ new scheduled service to Kagoshima in Japan was celebrated at Taipei’s Taoyuan International Airport with a sake cask-breaking ceremony.

The new route to Shizuoka was also celebrated at Taiwan’s main airport, after which Sun Huang-Hsiang, China Airlines’ president (right), travelled to the Japanese city to take part in the ceremony there.

  • China Airlines launched two new routes to Japan from its Taipei Taoyuan (TPE) hub on 25 March when the Taiwanese airline launched operations to Kagoshima (KOJ) in the south of Japan and Shizuoka (FSZ) between Tokyo and Nagoya. Each of the two routes is thrice-weekly, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, with 158-seat 737-800 aircraft. China Airlines has previously served both destinations with charter flights, but this is the first time the route is operated as a scheduled service. This is China Airlines’ ninth and tenth Japanese destinations served with scheduled flights from Taoyuan.

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