Following a coronavirus-related break, China Airlines is returning to Vienna Airport. Starting today, 31 October 2022, Taiwan’s national airline will once again offer regular flight service to Austria and link Vienna and Taipei.
The airline will deploy an Airbus A350 to offer three weekly flights on this route. Today, on 31 October 2022, the flight connection was officially reopened at a press event, featuring Belina Neumann, Head of Aviation Development at Vienna Airport and Joachim Trauner, Sales & Marketing/Austria CEE Countries of China Airlines.
“Welcome back China Airlines! We are extremely pleased that Taiwan’s national airline is once again represented at Vienna Airport. The resumption of the flight connection underlines its importance for tourism and business and sends a gratifying signal of economic recovery from the Asia-Pacific region,” explains Julian Jäger, Joint CEO and COO of Vienna Airport.
“We are very proud to be at Vienna Airport once again. Starting today we will offer three weekly flights, which we will increase to four per week as of January 2023. Our objective is to offer flight connections on a daily basis in order to be even more attractive for business travellers and holidaymakers and thus to strengthen the ties between Taiwan and Austria,” states Vincent Lim, General Manager Austria CEE of China Airlines.
Three direct flights per week with China Airlines linking Vienna and Taipei
The flights to Taipei operated by Taiwan’s national airline will depart from Vienna every Monday, Tuesday and Sunday. The flight connection will deploy a modern Airbus A350, involving flight time of about twelve hours. Taiwan is an island nation located east of China with modern cities, traditional Taiwanese temples, hot springs resorts and impressive mountain scenery. Taipei, the capital city in the northern part of the country, is known for its bustling night markets, the National Palace Museum with Chinese art from the Imperial Era and Taipei 101, a skyscraper at a height of 509 metre constructed in the form of a bamboo cane and offering a viewing platform. Taiwan is a popular tourism destination, especially during the stunning cherry blossom time.
China Airlines – Taiwan’s national airline for 63 years
China Airlines was founded in 1959 to serve as Taiwan’s national airline. The Taiwanese flag carrier served a total of 154 destinations in 29 countries and regions in the summer of 2022. 83 of these destinations are in Asia. With a fleet of 88 aircraft, the airline operates both passenger and cargo flights. China Airlines is a member of SkyTeam, the world’s second largest airline alliance with 18 members across the globe.