China Airlines has announced that it will resume Taipei – London Gatwick route in Dec 2017
Airbus A350-900 XWB aircraft will be used to serve in this route from 1st of December 2017, 4 times a week.
China Airlines had been operating Taipei – London Heathrow route from March 2010 and shifted to London Gatwick in 2011 and then ceased to operate from March 2012. China Airlines was operating the route with A340 which was not very economical due fuel price hike and the aircraft also was outdated. But now it intends to use A350 which has many advantages.
This new long-haul route of 6095 miles would take an average time of 13 hours to fly nonstop. With one stop it takes minimum of 14 hours.
The most popular airline used by passengers in this route last month was Cathay Pacific though it flies to Heathrow. EVA airline also flies to Heathrow with stopover at Bangkok.
China Airline intends to make use of the steady market to build the route between Taipei and Gatwick.