The FINANCIAL — Melbourne Airport has welcomed the announcement by China Airlines to commence Taipei – Melbourne – Christchurch services from October 2015.
Melbourne Airport Executive Corporate & Public Affairs, Carly Dixon, said that it was fantastic news as the new airline, and their new service, would provide more choice and convenience for Victorians.
“We’re excited that the Taiwan based China Airlines is joining Melbourne Airport with a new direct service between Melbourne and Taiwan,” said Mrs Dixon. “Taiwan is an important market and it’s growing strongly.”
“This new service means that people travelling to and from Taiwan will have an easier journey as they no longer need to transit through other cities.”
“Victorians will also benefit with access to China Airlines’ extensive global network, including the increasingly popular destinations of Japan and Korea, while also adding another option for travel to Christchurch.”
China Airlines’ General Manager, Mr David Wu, said that the launch of the new Taipei – Melbourne – Christchurch service represents our commitment to expanding our Australia and New Zealand market. By the end of 2015 we will be serving five cities in the Australasian region, providing 14 flights a week between Australia, New Zealand and Taiwan.”
The new A330-300 service will commence on 25 October and will operate three times a week.