Qantas to end codeshare flights with Eva Air

Qantas to end codeshare flights with Eva Air

Qantas will end its codeshare agreement with Taipei's Eva Air from March 2013.

In an advisory for travel agents, Qantas says it will "continue to offer a range of fare products servicing the Australia/Taipei market via Hong Kong and Shanghai, connecting with Cathay Pacific and Dragon Air."

Qantas has recently revealed it will terminate codeshare flights with Cathay Pacific and Air France next year when its new alliance with Emirates launches in April 2013.

Meanwhile EVA Air, which has been accepted into the Star Alliance family and expects to assume full membership by the middle of 2013, is said to be examining regular flights between Sydney and Taipei.

EVA abandoned Sydney in early 2006 and currently lists Brisbane as its only Australian port.

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David Flynn
David Flynn is the editor of Australian Business Traveller and a bit of a travel tragic with a weakness for good coffee, shopping and lychee martinis.
 

9 comments

  • John Walton

    John Walton

    24 Sep, 2012 02:13 pm

    Before anyone else with an eye for details asks: yes, we know that it's "Dragonair" not "Dragon Air".

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  • here2go

    here2go

    24 Sep, 2012 03:14 pm

    I wonder if DJ will court EVA?

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  • Peter Loh

    PeterLoh

    24 Sep, 2012 03:38 pm

    I doubt that's a possibility as EVA don't have much to offer Virgin in regards to expanding their virtual network. I'd much more like to see a relationship between Virgin and Air China or Virgin and China Southern.

    Air China would fit nicely, being able to expand the network in North Asia without overlapping SQ or EY codeshares. China Southern seem to be a bit too agressive with their Canton route versus EY's Falcon route.

    China Eastern is out of the question for its affiliation with Qantas.

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  • here2go

    here2go

    24 Sep, 2012 03:49 pm

    Maybe not for a full partnership.  Depends on the routes - from BNE a transfer in TPE for many Japanese destinations is much more civilised than NRT - HND on a "Limousine Bus".

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  • Peter Loh

    PeterLoh

    24 Sep, 2012 04:16 pm

    Why do NRT-HND on a Limousine Bus when they have trains via downtown (no transfer)?

    Air China also seem to service more Japanese cities than EVA. They also service SYD & MEL as opposed to just BNE (though EVA may reestablish SYD soon).

    Besides, the Australia-Japan market is fairly weak compared to Australia-China.

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  • here2go

    here2go

    24 Sep, 2012 04:53 pm

    I guess this selfish skier keen to get to the slopes in North Thredbo (Niseko) in as short a time as possible.  With JAL gone, BNE-TPE-CTS sounds more attractive than having to go further west to change planes, muck about in SYD, or change in CNS or drive to OOL.  

    That said, I live in DRW now, so its JQ via MNL or CNS to NRT, hopefully being able to transfer there to CTS, or via SIN with MI/SQ if I want to go skiing

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  • Peter Loh

    PeterLoh

    24 Sep, 2012 05:46 pm

    Well, Cathay flies to both BNE and CTS. I'm not sure how good the schedule would be though.

    SQ doesn't fly to CTS?!

    However, yes... flying out of BNE is a pain in general.

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  • Kleenlex

    Kleenlex

    24 Sep, 2012 06:00 pm

    I think BR operates daily to CTS. If BR could've added more frequencies to Australian ports, TPE could be a decent alternative transit place to Asian cities & N.A & LHR. BR also operates direct service to VIE. I think the problem for BR is that it is really short of aircrafts. The existing fleet is being fully utilised to cope with the China-Taiwan traffic. I think BR is already investigating the possibility of purchasing 787. 

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  • Kleenlex

    Kleenlex

    24 Sep, 2012 06:01 pm

    TPE is not served by EK either, I'd like to know the reasons to end codeshare with EVA.

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