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China Airlines expands European network by Taipei-Prague route

On March 14, 2023 China Airlines announced direct flights from Taipei to Prague with the A350 passenger aircraft from July 2023

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China Airlines has announced that it will be launching direct flights from Taipei to Prague using the A350 passenger aircraft from July 2023. This move makes China Airlines the only airline to offer direct flights between Taiwan and the Czech Republic. The service will operate twice a week, with outbound flights departing every Tuesday and Saturday.

The outbound flight, CI067, will take off from Taoyuan Airport at 23:20 and arrive in Prague at 07:10 the following morning local time after a 13-hour and 50-minute flight. The return flight, CI068, will depart at 11:05 local time and arrive back in Taoyuan Airport at 05:35 the following morning after a 12-hour and 30-minute flight. The A350 aircraft, which is configured with 32 Premium Business Class, 31 Premium Economy Class, and 243 Economy Class seats, will be used for these direct flights. China Airlines invites tourists to explore the stunning city of Prague in Eastern Europe through this new service.

Prague, the largest city and capital of the Czech Republic, is a beautiful city in Eastern Europe that is steeped in Bohemian style. The city is renowned for its enchanting atmosphere, earning it the nickname “Fairytale City”. In fact, it was the first city to be recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its stunning historic buildings and classical charm. The Vltava River, which runs through the Castle, Lesser Town, Old Town, and New Town districts of Prague, played a significant role in the city’s founding.

Prague is one of Europe’s most magnificent cities and boasts numerous popular attractions. Among them are the Old Town Square, St. Vitus Cathedral, Astronomical Clock, and Charles Bridge, all of which are considered must-see sights for visitors from around the globe.

Taipei-Prague economy airfares starting from TWD 27,160

China Airlines is celebrating the launch of its latest European destination, Prague, by offering round-trip economy class airfares starting at TWD 27,160 (before tax). Additionally, Dynasty members can earn bonus reward mileage, with Paragon members earning double miles for flights between Taipei and Prague before the end of September. Emerald members can receive a 50% bonus on miles, while Gold members can receive a 20% bonus.

Furthermore, Dynasty members can now use Miles and Cash on all routes. Redemption limits have also been increased for long-haul routes, with Premium Business Class at TWD 8,000, Premium Economy Class at TWD 7,000, and Economy Class at TWD 6,000 per segment. For short-haul routes, redemption limits are TWD 2,000 for Business Class, TWD 1,500 for Premium Economy Class, and TWD 1,200 for Economy Class per segment.

Travelers are encouraged to take advantage of these savings and visit the China Airlines website for more information.

Taipei-Prague flights schedule

Flight Route Dep/Arr Time Flight days Frequency Aircraft
CI067 TPE-PRG 23:20/07:10+1 Tue./Sat. 2 flights per week A350
CI068 PRG-TPE 11:05/05:35+1 Wed./Sun.

Note that the flight schedule is subject to changes. Please check travel times and other important data with the airline operator or travel agency.

China Airlines Expands its Market in Eastern Europe

China Airlines is optimistic about the recovery of post-pandemic travel and is actively looking to expand its market in eastern Europe, which has seen significant growth in recent years. The airline has recognized the potential of this market and intends to compete in the transfer market by offering flights to Prague twice a week, in addition to its current four weekly flights to Vienna. This will provide travelers with greater flexibility when planning their Austrian and Czech itineraries.

After 40 years of development, China Airlines has established a comprehensive network in Europe with existing destinations that include Frankfurt, Amsterdam, London, Rome, and Vienna. Prague will be the sixth and newest addition to this list of destinations. With almost 30 weekly flights to Europe, China Airlines has the busiest schedule and offers the most direct flights to Europe in Taiwan.

The airline believes that the growing demand for both business and travel throughout the Asia-Pacific region, coupled with the steady increase in the number of people traveling to Europe, makes it an opportune time to expand its market in eastern Europe. (As of March 14, 2023)

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