China Airlines to codeshare with ITA Airways on Taipei-Rome route

A China Airlines A350 in flight.
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By Len Varley - Assistant Editor 5 Min Read
5 Min Read

In an effort to streamline travel between Taiwan and Italy, China Airlines has recently announced its partnership with ITA Airways for code-sharing on the Taipei-Rome route.

This new collaboration aims to promote the development of both markets and enhance the diverse range of products and services offered by China Airlines to meet the needs of travellers.

Whilst the initial agreement will codeshare flight CI075/076 on the Taipei-Rome route, the carriers advise that the code-sharing agreement will be extended to other destinations within Italy, further enhancing the connectivity between the two countries.

The expansion of China Airlines’ European network not only strengthens their commitment to providing diverse products and services but also meets the evolving needs of travellers.

Strong potential in the Taiwan-Italy market


Recognizing the strong demand in the Taiwan-Italy market during the post-pandemic travel recovery phase, China Airlines has increased its operations on the Taipei-Rome route.

Currently, the airline operates three non-stop flights a week using their state-of-the-art A350 aircraft. The A350, renowned as the carrier’s next-generation mainstay for long-haul routes, offers an exceptional travel experience.

The aircraft is configured to accommodate 32 Premium Business Class, 31 Premium Economy Class, and 243 Economy Class seats, ensuring comfort and convenience for passengers.

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Through the code-sharing agreement with ITA Airways, China Airlines’ non-stop service to Rome will not only generate additional revenue but also provide enhanced access to regional destinations in Italy.

Travelers flying with China Airlines will have the opportunity to seamlessly connect to numerous popular regional destinations within Italy, including Venice, Torino, Genova, Trieste, Florence, Bologna, Bari, Brindisi, Lamezia Terme, Reggio Calabria, Palermo, and Catania.

China Airlines’ expanding European network


With a focus on building a comprehensive flying network, China Airlines has been dedicated to cultivating the European market for over four decades.

Adding to their existing European destinations, such as Rome, Vienna, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, and London, China Airlines will introduce Prague in the Czech Republic as their sixth new destination on July 18.

The airline will operate nearly 30 European flights per week, establishing itself as the airline with the most destinations and the busiest schedule in Taiwan for non-stop flights to Europe.

Strategic Code-Sharing Partnerships


China Airlines has strategically formed code-sharing agreements with renowned airlines, including KLM, Air France, Air Europa, and ITA Airways, all members of the SkyTeam alliance.

These partnerships have significantly expanded the airline’s network, providing travelers with access to 16 additional cities in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, and Italy.

Furthermore, through a partnership with Deutsche Bahn, China Airlines offers convenient rail connections from Frankfurt to 13 cities within Germany. These robust collaborations contribute to the airline’s growth in the European market and solidify its position as the leading brand for travel between Taiwan and Europe.

Focus on the Transit Market


China Airlines is also actively focusing on the transit market, particularly for travelers journeying between Europe and Southeast Asia.

In addition to its existing services and over 150 return flights per week to Southeast Asia, the airline has expanded its network by forming codeshare agreements with other carriers.

Noteworthy partnerships include code-sharing with Garuda Indonesia for routes between Taipei and Singapore, Bali, Jakarta, and Bali to Sydney and Melbourne in Australia.

The carrier has also partnered with Bangkok Air to offer connecting flights from Chiang Mai to popular holiday destinations such as Koh Samui and Phuket.

These strategic agreements provide business, tourism, and transit travelers with increased flexibility and seamless connectivity between Taiwan, Indonesia, and Thailand.

By expanding their network and optimizing transit options, China Airlines aims to enhance the overall travel experience for passengers traveling between Europe and Southeast Asia.

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