50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

China Airlines commences Taipei-Melbourne-Christchurch services

Download: Printable PDF Date: 27 Oct 2015 05:24 (UTC) category:
China Airlines commences Taipei-Melbourne-Christchurch services - Airports / Routes publisher
Tatjana Obrazcova
Country: Australia Aircraft: Airplanes

China Airlines has commenced services to Melbourne and Christchurch from its Taipei hub.

Flight CI57, pictured above, touched down at Christchurch Airport just before 1900 local time on Monday evening.

The Skyteam member is operating a Taipei-Melbourne-Christchurch routing three times a week with Airbus A330 aircraft. The airline will have local pickup rights on the Melbourne-Christchurch sector.

Melbourne is China Airlines’ fifth city in its Australasian network, with the new flights adding to an existing schedule featuring Taipei-Brisbane-Auckland, Taipei-Sydney-Auckland and Taipei-Sydney-Christchurch services with a combination of A330 and Boeing 747 aircraft. Some NZ services are seasonal.

Melbourne Airport chief executive Lyell Strambi welcomed China Airlines president Chang Yu-Hern, who was on the inaugural flight along with a number of the board members, to Melbourne.

“Attracting new international services such as China Airlines provides exciting new opportunities for Victoria’s tourism industry, as well as strengthening our business, trade and education connections with Taiwan,” Strambi said in a statement.

China Airlines’ published timetable shows CI57 departing Taipei Taoyuan at 2230 on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, arriving at Tullamarine at 1150 the next day. After about 80 minutes on the ground, the flight takes off for Christchurch at 1310, landing at 1830.

The reciprocal CI58 departs Christchurch at 1950 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, arriving in Melbourne at 2140 local time. The A330 then departs for Taipei at 2310, arriving in the Taiwanese capital at 0535 the following morning.

Loading comments for China Airlines commences Taipei-Melbourne-Christchurch services...


Extreme temperatures and frozen rain: climate change impact on de-icing

For years now, there has been an ongoing conversation about the impact that the aviation industry has on our environment. Yet recently, more and more businesses have been opening up about the other si...

SEVENAIR ACADEMY - year 2021 in review and first inauguration of 2022

SEVENAIR ACADEMY comes to review the activity of the past year, as usual. 2021 was still a year full of challenges, impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and the restrictions imposed by the...

Swissport acquires Aruba Aviation Ground Services in latest expansion in the Dutch Caribbean

At the beginning of this year, Swissport has finalized the acquisition of AGS Aviation Ground Services in Aruba and assumes the Dutch Caribbean company’s ground handling operations at Queen Beat...

SmartSky Networks, GE Aviation, and Mosaic ATM address advanced air mobility safety

SmartSky Networks announced a collaboration with GE Aviation and Mosaic ATM to enhance Flight Management Systems (FMS) and Air Traffic Management (ATM) for Advanced Air Mobility (AAM). The combin...