China Airlines president Sun Hung-Hsiang (third right) was joined by dignitaries from Taiwan and Japan in Taipei last week to celebrate the launch of the airline’s new route to Takamatsu in Shikoku.
- China Airlines became the first carrier to connect Taiwan and the Japanese island of Shikoku last week, as it launched services on the 1,600-kilometre route from Taipei Taoyuan (TPE) to Takamatsu (TAK) on 21 March. The start of this service coincides with the Setouchi International Art Festival that takes place on multiple islands of the Seto Inland Sea, providing visitors with an opportunity to learn about the region’s heritage, including the famous, locally produced Sanuki udon noodles. Twice-weekly departures are offered on the new China Airlines route and operated with 737-800. Takamatsu is the 12th destination served by the carrier in Japan.