China Airlines’ non-stop flights between London Gatwick and Taipei have commenced, making the carrier the only Taiwanese airline to operate direct flights between the two cities.
The airline is flying its newest aircraft, the Airbus A350, on the route, which takes approximately 13 hours. These aircraft feature its B/E Aerospace Super Diamond seat in business class, which are laid out 1-2-1 in a herringbone arrangement and convert into a 78-inch lie-flat bed.
The seats also offer a number of residential touches such as wood panelling and personal table lamps. Meanwhile premium economy has 31 seats and economy class has 243 seats.
Flights will be four-times-weekly, departing on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, however the airline’s schedule also sees the addition of a fifth weekly flight on Tuesdays from 27 March 2018 onwards.
The route’s full schedule is as follows: