From 15 October 2014, Qantas will codeshare with
China Airlines on flights from Sydney and Brisbane to Taipei, with
up to ten return services per week available between Australia and
Taipei during peak seasons.
China Airlines services between Australia and
Taipei are operated with Airbus A330 aircraft.
The new codeshare services operated by China
Airlines will be available for booking from 1 September, for
travel from 15 October 2014.
Qantas Executive Manager International Sales
Stephen Thompson, said, “A key benefit of our extensive Asia network is
the ability to travel to multiple destinations within Asia without
the need to backtrack. The option to fly direct into Taipei, and
return via Singapore, for example, will appeal to business
travellers looking to maximise their time ... This new codeshare also strengthens our
position in the region, and complements existing commercial
relationships with three of the biggest carriers in Greater China
– China Eastern, China Southern, and through oneworld, Cathay
The new codeshare agreement follows other recent
initiatives to strengthen Qantas’ presence in growth markets,
including a recent expansion of its codeshare with LAN across
South America, and the expanded codeshare agreement with
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