China Airlines Announces New Taipei-Seattle Flights

A China Airlines A350 taking off.
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China Airlines has this week announced new flights between Taipei and Seattle that will launch this year.

The carrier continues to boost it’s presence into the U.S, as it is a lucrative market for the Asian aviation industry.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

The Taipei-Seattle Flights…

China Airlines Announces New Taipei-Seattle Flights
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China Airlines will launch flights between Taipei (TPE) and Seattle (SEA) on July 14 this year, using their Airbus A350-900 aircraft.

Five weekly flights will be on offer operating on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

CI022 will depart TPE at 2330 local time and arrive into SEA at 1950 local time.

The return will depart Seattle at 0140 local time and arrive back into Taipei at 0505 local time the following day.

In a statement, China Airlines said the following on this flight expansion:

“In addition to providing travelers with even more options for travel between Taiwan and the Americas, China Airlines will leverage its extensive regional network to expand its share of the transfer market in Asia and boost business growth.”

Onward Connectivity Beyond SEA…

China Airlines Announces New Taipei-Seattle Flights
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On the onward connectivity beyond Seattle, this is what Taipei-based China Airlines had to say on this:

“China Airlines seeks to take advantage of the strong demand in the US-Taiwan travel market and addition of the non-stop service to Seattle represents an important step in the carrier’s expansion of its North American network.”

“More than 50 million travelers passed through Seattle Airport in 2023 making it the largest airport in Northwest USA.”

“The new Seattle service features morning arrivals and evening departures for the convenience of travelers flying to and from North America or major cities in Asia.”

“China Airlines can also provide interline ticketing to 50 popular inland destination cities, including Portland, Chicago, Boston, Las Vegas, Orlando, and Atlanta.”

“Expansion of the US inland market strengthens the overall air network.”

As well as Seattle, China Airlines also provides direct flights to Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York & Vancouver from Taipei.


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In conclusion, this is big news for China Airlines as they get to expand their North American footprint further.

The Seattle-Taipei flights will build on the 40 weekly flights that they operate into the continent as well.

Looking ahead, all eyes will be on the initial performance of the route, to see if further expansion can be facilitated.

But for now, let’s see how the airline’s 2024 performs.

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By James Field - Editor in Chief 22 Min Read
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