China Airlines has launched its much-anticipated Taipei-Prague non-stop route. The new service between Taiwan and the Czech Republic becomes the sixth European destination for the carrier.
The inaugural flight, CI067, departed from Taipei and arrived in Prague on July 19, reducing transit time by 4 to 5 hours and furthered China Airlines’ position as a leading carrier in Taiwan for non-stop flights to Europe.
The airline is serving the route with its next-generation A350 passenger aircraft and boasts a comprehensive network covering six popular European destinations, including Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Vienna, London, Rome, and now Prague.
A commemorative arrival and promising prospects
Prague Airport welcomed the arrival of CI067 with a traditional water salute ceremony, signifying the inauguration of the CI068 service from Prague to Taipei. China Airlines has gained distinction as the sole carrier providing non-stop flights between Taiwan and the Czech Republic.
This new route is poised to foster bilateral business, trade, and tourism, strengthening ties between the two nations.
Additionally, the Prague route is expected to attract significant interest from transit markets in Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, establishing Taiwan as a prominent regional transit hub.
Culinary delights on board
China Airlines has gone the extra mile to ensure passengers experience exceptional in-flight dining. On flights departing from Taipei, travelers can savor the delectable offerings from Le Palais, Taiwan’s only Michelin 3-Star restaurant, and relish the hand-shaken beverages from WooTea, a renowned beverage brand.
Meanwhile, those departing from Prague will be treated to an array of delectable Czech dishes. Premium Business Class passengers can indulge in sumptuous mains like Pork Strips in Oyster Sauce with Quinoa Rice and Vegetables, Grilled Beef Fillet in Pinot Noir Sauce Arborio Risotto and Vegetables.
Also on the menu was Pan-fried Pike Perch Fillet in Dill Sauce with Potato Puree and Vegetables, along with the traditional treat, Marlenka Honey Cake.
Premium Economy Class passengers can enjoy dishes like Braised Chicken Thigh in Red Curry Sauce with Steamed Rice or Stewed Beef with Mashed Potatoes.
Economy Class travelers will be served Chicken Strips in Oyster Sauce with Steamed Rice or Roasted Pork with Potato Dumplings, followed by a sweet finish with Kolonada Cookies from Karlovy Vary.
Premium service and exclusive gifts
For long-haul flights, Premium Business and Premium Economy Class travelers are presented with The North Face travel bags made from eco-friendly materials, praised for their practicality and functionality.
To commemorate the inauguration of the Prague service, China Airlines had thoughtfully prepared an inaugural flight gift pack.
This consisted of bonuses like a commemorative canvas bag, a limited edition inaugural Prague flight A350 aircraft model, souvenir streamers, a denim folding travel bag, and the China Airlines 2023 classic notebook, leaving travelers with cherished memories of their journey.
Optimized travel options
With the new Taipei-Prague route operating twice weekly, travelers now have increased travel flexibility between Taiwan and the Czech Republic.
Moreover, this route caters to the travel demand in nearby German cities such as Nuremberg and Dresden, adding further convenience for travelers.
With China Airlines already offering four to five weekly flights on the Taipei-Vienna route, passengers now have the freedom to choose their itineraries, arriving or departing via Vienna or Prague, with one scheduled flight per day, opening up more possibilities for seamless travel.
Robust codesharing partnerships
China Airlines has embarked on an expansion drive in Europe, solidifying codesharing agreements with prominent carriers such as KLM, Air France, Air Europa, and Czech Airlines.
These codeshare flights provide travelers with seamless connections to 16 other destinations in the UK, France, Italy, and Spain.
Additionally, a strategic codesharing partnership with Deutsche Bahn offers railway connections to 13 German cities, making it easier than ever for passengers to traverse the European continent.
With robust codesharing arrangements and collaboration with hybrid transportation partners, China Airlines has established an extensive network covering all of Europe.
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