When China Airlines announced in September that it would initiate service between ONT and Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE), the plan was to fly the non-stop route four days a week. However, customer demand has been so strong that the airline has expanded its bookings – two months before the first scheduled flight.
China Airlines has expanded its bookings between Taiwan and Ontario International Airport (ONT) to seven days a week in anticipation of the scheduled March 25 launch of service.
TPE is the primary International gateway airport for the New Taipei–Keelung–Taoyuan City metro area, with more than 9 million residents, while ONT is the closest and most convenient international gateway airport for more than 10 million residents in the Inland Empire, northern Orange County, and eastern Los Angeles County.
Already, China Airlines is calling Ontario Southern California's new gateway to Asia.
Daily China Airlines flights from TPE will arrive at ONT at 1:20 p.m. with return service departing ONT at 3:45 p.m. China Airlines, the first carrier to offer non-stop, trans-oceanic passenger service to ONT, will serve the new route with a Boeing 777-300ER wide-body aircraft. The scheduled flight time is 14 hours, 10 minutes.