China Airlines returns to the UK

China Airlines is resuming flights to the UK following a five year hiatus, with the launch of a new non-stop service between London Gatwick and Taipei’s Taoyuan International from December 1, 2017.

The new service will operate four times per week from Gatwick’s South Terminal with a flight time of just over 13 hours aboard an A350-900, offering Premium Business, Premium Economy and Economy cabins.

Roger Han, Senior Vice President, Europe at China Airlines says: “We’re incredibly excited to be returning to the UK this year, making travel between the UK and Taiwan that much more simple and accessible.

“Our route network offers a wonderful array of destinations throughout Asia or onward to Australia for British travellers to enjoy.”

Premium Business will feature 180 degree lay-flat beds, aisle access for every seat and access to the onboard Sky Lounge.

Premium Economy will feature fixed back seats that recline within their hard shell and Economy features slim line seat design.

Economy fares start from £525.60, Premium Economy from £915 and Premium Business class fares from £1,875. These are valid for travel from December 1, to March 23, 2018, bookable from now until November 15.

The airline previously operated a route between London Heathrow and Taipei, from 2010 to 2012 and has operated a service to Amsterdam with an onward connection to London via a codeshare with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines since.