China Airlines expects the relaxation of border restrictions in Taiwan and South Korea to boost Taiwanese tourism and business travel to Korea.
With three weekly round-trip flights beginning on July 6, residents of southern Taiwan will soon be able to take advantage of the ease of the new Kaohsiung-Seoul (Gimpo) route. Reservations are currently being accepted for China Airlines’ Economy Class return flights, which start at TWD 8,200 (before tax).
The 737-800 aircraft will operate on the exclusive Kaohsiung-Seoul (Gimpo) route every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. The inbound flight, CI185, will depart at 7:15 p.m. local time and land back at Kaohsiung International Airport at 9:15 p.m. Taiwan time. The departing aircraft, CI184, will depart Kaohsiung International Airport at 2:30 p.m. and arrive at Gimpo International Airport at 6:15 p.m. Hongdae, Myeong Dong, N Seoul Tower, and other well-known downtown sites are all easily accessible from Gimpo International Airport because to its close proximity to Seoul’s city centre. China Airlines anticipates that the new route will make travelling to Korea for leisure or business easier for residents in southern Taiwan. Additionally, it ought to draw more Korean visitors to southern Taiwan.
China Airlines is actively increasing the number of flights that depart from Kaohsiung to better serve people in southern Taiwan. April marked an increase in the number of weekly flights between Kaohsiung and Seoul (Incheon) from five to seven. Three additional weekly flights will be added when the Kaohsiung-Seoul (Gimpo) route launches on July 6 2023, bringing the total number of flights between Kaohsiung and Seoul to 10. There are now seven weekly flights from Kaohsiung to Tokyo (Narita), seven weekly flights from Kaohsiung to Osaka, five weekly flights from Kaohsiung to Bangkok, five weekly flights from Kaohsiung to Shanghai (Pudong), three weekly flights from Kaohsiung to Xiamen, and seven weekly flights from Kaohsiung to Hong Kong. As of April, there are now two weekly flights to Shenzhen and the number of flights to Manila has grown from three to four per week. At some point, Kaohsiung will provide up to 50 weekly flights to significant Asian cities.
All-New A321neo Fleet Joins Kaohsiung Routes
China Airlines is also allocating its brand-new A321neo passenger aircraft to Kaohsiung’s Tokyo (Narita), Osaka, and Seoul (Incheon) routes in order to give passengers in southern Taiwan a fantastic flying experience. The interior of the A321neo has roomy seats, extremely big, high-resolution screens, fast Wi-Fi, and free text messaging service. Another improvement is a new wireless entertainment system for the 737-800 cabin. Travellers may stream music and films for free by connecting their smartphones and other personal smart devices to the aircraft platform. Southern Taiwan’s aviation services are predicted to be revitalised by the new routes, aircraft, and services.