China Airlines to launch Taipei-Cebu-Taipei in March 2020

Published December 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Minerva BC Newman

CEBU CITY – China Airlines is set to launch direct service from Taoyuan International Airport in Taipei, Taiwan to Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA), starting March 29, with six flights weekly, the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) and GMR MEGAWIDE Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC) announced Friday.

(China Airlines official Facebook page / MANILA BULLETIN)
(China Airlines official Facebook page / MANILA BULLETIN)

China Airlines will operate the Taipei-Cebu route using Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 150 economy-class and eight business-class seats. The flights will depart every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday with the following schedules: Taipei-Cebu (CI705) at 7:40 a.m. to 10:35 a.m., and Cebu-Taipei (CI706) at 11:35 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

With China Airlines as the newest international airline partner of MCIA, weekly flights to Taipei will soon increase from 23 flights to 29 flights starting March 29.  Cebu is its second destination of China Airlines in the Philippines after Manila.

Currently, other airlines that offer a direct Taipei-Cebu service are EVA Air, Tigerair Taiwan, and Philippines AirAsia, according to GMR-GMCAC Corporate Communications Jr Manager AvigaelRatcliffe.

Ratcliffe said that foreign and local passengers will have now more options to connect to other major international destinations as China Airlines operates about 1,400 flights weekly to 102 cities across Asia, Europe, and North America.

At the same time, travelers will have more flexibility in planning their itineraries with the airline’s early departure and afternoon arrival schedules, she added.

To celebrate the new Taipei-Cebu service, China Airlines is now offering promotional fares from today onwards with Economy Class return air fares starting from TWD 5,060 before taxes.  To book, please visit the China Airlines website: