China Airlines, Taiwan’s flag carrier, adds a new destination to its European network. The asian carrier will start operating direct flights from Taipei to Prague. So let’s take a closer look at the news and how this new service will operate and how it falls into the airline’s operations.
Prague Becomes China Airline’s Sixth European Destination
With these European route expansions China Airlines is trying to make become viable and attractive option for passengers travelling to and from the far east. Prague is the airlines’ sixth destination in Europe following services to:
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The new Taipei to Prague flight by China Airlines is also quite practical for passengers travelling to and from east Germany. The flight could prove to be attractive for passengers starting their journey in Dresden, Leipzig or Nuremberg thanks to the codeshare agreement in place with Deutsche Bahn railway company.
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CI67 Flight Schedule and Frequency
The new China Airlines flight won’t be a daily flight or a high frequency connection from the get go. The Taiwanese flag carrier will ease into this new service flying the Taipei (TPE) to Prague (PRG) route CI67 twice weekly. The direct non-stop Taipei to Prague flight will be available every:
- Saturday (returning Sunday)
- Tuesday (returning Wednesday)
In regards to the schedule of the China Airlines flight CI67, this is how it’ll operate:
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The flight operates a night service on both sectors with early morning arrivals both in Prague and Taipei. It must be noted that on the return sector the portion of the flight during the hours of darkness is quite limited.
The Plane Chosen For the New Taipei to Prague China Airlines Flight
The Taiwanese flag carrier will operate the new CI67 flight to Prague using one of 14 Airbus A350-900 it possesses. These are some of the newest planes the airline has in its fleet with an average age just under 6 years.
The planes are all configured for ULR services with what many consider to be the best business class layout, the reverse herringbone. This configuration is great for privacy, however it isn’t all that good if you are looking to enjoy a trip as a couple. None of the seats allows to talk easily to each other.
That being said the overall configuration of the China Airlines’ A350-900 cabin features:
- 21 Business Class flat bed seats in a 1-2-1 layout
- 31 Premium Economy Class seats in a 2-3-2 layout
- 243 Economy Class seats in a 3-3-3 layout