Emirates plans to launch flights to Taipei

Emirates Airline on Tuesday announced direct flights to Taipei, its 16th destination in the Far East.

Six flights per week to Taoyuan International Airport, in the Taiwanese capital, will begin on February 10, 2014, the Dubai-based airline said in a statement.

The route will be operated by a three class Boeing 777-300ER, with eight private suites in first class, 42 business class seats and 304 economy passengers.

Taipei, an island off the coast of mainland China with a population of nearly 7 million people, is an economic and cultural centre with renowned sights, attractions and a myriad of shopping options, Emirates said.

Emirates SkyCargo has operated freighter services to Taipei, a major producer and exporter of electronics, textiles, plastics and rubber, optical and photographic instruments and chemicals, since 2003.

“Given its status as a global trading hub and the demand, it is a natural progression for Emirates to launch passenger services to Taipei,” Emirates divisional senior vice president commercial operations east Barry Brown said.

“Emirates’ home, Dubai, is another world-class trading centre and this launch is a strong example of not only linking two great commercial destinations, but also promoting international travel and trade.

“We are confident that this new route will open up new trade opportunities across the Emirates network as well as support business and tourism travel to Taipei.”

Emirates is one of the fastest growing airlines in the world and presently operates services to 134 destinations in 76 countries from Dubai.

Related:
Companies
Join the Discussion

Disclaimer:The view expressed here by our readers are not necessarily shared by Arabian Business, its employees, sponsors or its advertisers.

Please post responsibly. Commenter Rules

  • No comments yet, be the first!

All comments are subject to approval before appearing

Further reading

Features & Analysis
Changing course: Flynas CEO Paul Byrne

Changing course: Flynas CEO Paul Byrne

For nearly a decade, Saudi Arabia’s second airline struggled...

New era for Saudi Arabia's aviation sector

New era for Saudi Arabia's aviation sector

Saudi Arabia’s aviation market has been one of the most highly...

1
Emirates Engineering: maintaining the airline's growing fleet

Emirates Engineering: maintaining the airline's growing fleet

The backroom mechanics of any airline can be fascinating, not...

Most Discussed
sponsoredTracking