China Airlines has expanded its codeshare
agreement with Japan Airlines to include a further seven domestic
routes in Japan.
The new routes, which can now be booked on the
China Airlines website, are Sapporo-Niigata, Sapporo-Hanamaki,
Fukuoka-Miyazaki, Fukuoka-Hanamaki, Fukuoka-Amami,
Kagoshima-Amami, and Kagoshima-Tokunoshima.
China Airlines launched its first codeshare
service with Japan Airlines on the Taipei (Songshan) - Tokyo
(Haneda) route in 2010. Then in 2017, the two carriers became full
partners on all international routes between Taiwan and Japan.
expansion of the China Airlines network increased flights to Japan
from 180 to 230 a week and the latest expansion into tier-2 cities
increases the number of weekly flights to nearly 350 to meet the
demand from Taiwanese travelers looking for convenient connecting
flights to the secret attractions of regional cities and islands
The Taiwanese Tourism Bureau (MOTC) reported a 1.59% increase in the
number of Japanese visitors to Taiwan in the first half of this
year compared to the same period last year. The number of
Taiwanese travelers to Japan grew by 8.75% as well so there is
still much potential in the Taiwan-Japan markets.