China Air Opens Direct Flight from London to Taipei

by Ella FAIRCHILD on January 20, 2010

For years Taiwan has been looking for ways to increase its tourism.  The country has a lot to overcome, for the image of Taiwan most people know is that of an industrial wasteland where the plastics of the world are stamped out of dirty factories.  In addition the country has had to overcome its rocky relationship with mainland China which has kept many people from wanting to go there for fear that China might suddenly choose to invade.  However, the days of Taiwan being only a manufacturing nation are over as the country has spent a lot of time and effort repairing and cleaning up its capital so that Taipei is now one of the cleanest and most modern cities in all of Asia.  Now that its cities are cleaner and its reputation more intact, Taiwan has decided to take aggressive actions to increase the amount of tourists and businessmen that come from other countries.

The Taiwan Tourism Bureau recently announced that China Air, which is Taiwan’s oldest airlines, will now be offering a direct flight from London Heathrow to Taipei.  In the past people from the UK had to stop in Amsterdam if they wanted to use China Air to get to Taiwan.  The flight will operate three days a week and will offer both business class and coach seats.  Taiwan hopes that this flight will make it less imposing for Brits to visit Taipei which will lead to increased tourism as well as increased travel for business.  This could be a major step in establishing Taiwan as a tourist destination in Asia.

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suverrall January 20, 2010 at 10:27 am

Taiwan’s flagship airline is EVA AIR not China airways

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