China Airlines launches ticket sales for new route between the Czech Republic and Taiwan
China Airlines has launched ticket sales for a new route between the Czech Republic and Taiwan. The service will fly twice a week between Prague and Taipei. Prices for return tickets start at around CZK 18,000. The Zdopravy.cz server pointed this out today. The line will start operating on 18 July.
The line from Prague to Taipei will be the first ever between the two cities. The carrier plans to deploy Airbus A350 aircraft on the route. The first flight is scheduled for 18 July, the service will take off from Taiwan at 23:20 and land in Prague at 7:20 after 13 hours and 50 minutes of flight. The aircraft will then fly back to Taiwan at 11:05 am. The service will operate on Tuesdays and Saturdays from Taiwan and Wednesdays and Sundays from the Czech Republic.
The carrier posted the tickets on its reservation system today, according to the server. The price of 756 euros (roughly CZK 18,000) for a return ticket is the lowest fare, which includes two pieces of luggage of 23 kilograms each. Tickets are on sale now until the end of the next winter schedule. The carrier also offers tickets from Prague to other destinations with a connection.
The new route has already been approved by the Ministry of Transport last week, which issued Taiwan Airlines with the necessary operating authorisation to start flights. "We support the introduction of direct flights to global destinations and the announced launch of regular flights from Taipei can significantly help the expansion of mutual trade cooperation as well as the development of tourism," said Transport Minister Martin Kupka (ODS).
The new route to Taiwan will be the longest long-haul route in the Prague Airport flight schedule so far. At present, only flights to Dubai and Doha are on the schedule, but in the coming months flights to Seoul and New York should also be added. Before the outbreak of the covida pandemic, Prague Airport had direct scheduled flights to other cities in the USA, Canada or China, but most of them have not yet been restored. The airport has said in previous months that it is in talks about other long-haul destinations.