• Qantas unlocks business class reward flights on China Airlines

    Qantas Frequent Flyer members can now spend their stash of Qantas Points on reward flights with Taiwan’s China Airlines, covering routes from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to Taipei. A one-way business class flight on any of those routes clocks in at 65,000 Qantas Points one-way (130,000 ...

    POSTED 15 May, 2019 14 Comments

  • Taiwan opens fast-track passport e-Gates to Australian travellers

    Aussie travellers jetting to Taiwan or stopping over in Taipei on journeys with China Airlines and EVA Air can now expedite their crossing at Taiwanese passport control by registering for access to the country’s automated e-Gates. As Taiwan has no priority line or ‘express path&rsquo...

    POSTED 10 Dec, 2018 5 Comments

  • EVA Air's Boeing 787 Dreamliner is coming to Brisbane

    Taiwan's EVA Air will upgrade its Brisbane-Taipei route to one of the airline's new Boeing 787 Dreamliners next year – and when we say upgrade, we mean upgrade. Here is EVA's Royal Laurel business class on the Airbus A330 which currently flies five times a week between Brisbane and the Tai...

    POSTED 3 Oct, 2018 5 Comments

  • China Airlines closes Taipei Airport T2 lounge for renovations

    China Airlines’ largest lounge at Taipei Airport is now closed for renovations, expected to reopen to passengers on September 10 2018 following an extensive facelift. Located near gate D4 in Terminal 2 and close to the gates typically used for Airbus A350 flights to Sydney, Melbourne, Bris...

    POSTED 16 May, 2018 2 Comments

  • Flying from Taipei? Ditch your suitcase at in-town check-in

    Booked on a flight from Taipei’s Taoyuan Airport with China Airlines or EVA Air? Then take advantage of the city’s in-town check-in facility on the day you depart, to drop your suitcase and grab your boarding pass before venturing to the airport. It’s a nifty option to keep up ...

    POSTED 14 May, 2018 12 Comments

  • Photos: inside the President of Taiwan's private airport lounge

    Think the Qantas Chairman’s Lounge is tough to get into? That’s nothing, compared to China Airlines' invitation-only lounge at Taipei’s Taoyuan Airport, where not even the darkest or shiniest of VIP frequent flyer cards will get you a look inside, as China Airlines' Dynasty prog...

    POSTED 6 May, 2018 14 Comments

  • China Airlines to fly Taipei-London on Airbus A350

    China Airlines will launch direct flights between Taipei and London from December 1 2017, relying on the SkyTeam member's new Airbus A350 jets to resume a route which it abandoned in 2012. The 13-hour flights will run four days each week between Taipei and London's Gatwick Airport, and dovetail ...

    POSTED 29 Jun, 2017 14 Comments

  • China Airlines goes daily on Taipei-Brisbane-Auckland flights

    China Airlines will boost its Taipei-Brisbane and Brisbane-Auckland flights to a daily schedule from December 2017. The SkyTeam member currently has four flights a week on its Airbus A330, which is a popular option for Brisbane's trans-Tasman travellers. Ray Chang, China Airlines' General ...

    POSTED 16 Jun, 2017 8 Comments

  • Taipei gets second Aloft hotel with Aloft Taipei Beitou

    Looking for a little escape on your next business trip to Taipei? There's plenty of good things to be said for Beitou, the mountainous northern district known for its expansive green spaces and hot mineral springs. From January 2017 Beitou will have another drawcard: an Aloft hotel from the...

    POSTED 6 Dec, 2016 0 Comments

  • Your guide to doing business in Taiwan (Republic of China)

    Taiwan and its capital city Taipei are mega-hubs in the tech industry, housing the headquarters of companies like Acer, Asus and HTC, along with the lesser-known Foxconn, but which manufactures tech for global giants such as Apple, Amazon and Microsoft. Visiting Taipei is easy from Australia wit...

    POSTED 7 Jul, 2016 2 Comments

  • EVA Air ramps up Brisbane-Taipei flights

    Star Alliance member EVA Air is boosting its flights between Brisbane and Taipei, jumping from two return flights per week to five return services. From Wednesday October 5 2016, EVA Air will serve Brisbane on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with flight BR316 pushing back a...

    POSTED 7 Jun, 2016 2 Comments

  • China Airlines to launch Taipei-Melbourne-Christchurch flights

    SkyTeam alliance member and Taiwan flag carrier China Airlines will boost its Australian network later this year with the launch of non-stop flights between Melbourne and Taipei, complemented also by new trans-Tasman flights between Melbourne and Christchurch. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturday...

    POSTED 23 Jun, 2015 10 Comments

  • Qantas launches codeshare partnership with China Airlines

    Qantas will partner with China Airlines for direct flights from Sydney and Brisbane to Taipei under a new codeshare agreement with the Taiwanese airline. China Airlines runs up to ten return flights a week (during peak seasons) between Australia and Taipei on its Airbus A330 aircraft. Subject t...

    POSTED 26 Aug, 2014 21 Comments

  • EVA Air boosts Brisbane-Taipei flights

    EVA Air is set to boost its Brisbane-Taipei flights over the peak travel period in the Australian summer. From December 11 2014 through to January 29 2015, the Taiwanese airline will fly from Brisbane to Taipei on Thursdays – an increase to its current Wednesday and Saturday flights. In t...

    POSTED 25 Jun, 2014 1 Comment

  • Singapore Airlines partners with EVA Air for Taipei flights

    IN BRIEF | Singapore Airlines is now running codeshare flights with Taiwan's EVA Air between Singapore and Taipei. The airlines operate three daily Singapore-Taipei return flights each day – two under SQ's banner and one from EVA – but at different times, so travellers on both airlin...

    POSTED 12 Dec, 2013 2 Comments

  • EVA Air: no plans for Sydney-Taipei flights or Virgin Australia codeshare

    EVA Air president Austin Cheng has scotched rumours that the Taiwan airline will launch Sydney-Taipei flights later this year, or indeed at any time in the near future. “We currently lack that capability for that route, it depends on the aircraft” Cheng told Australian Business ...

    POSTED 21 Jun, 2013 5 Comments

  • 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 A...

    POSTED 24 Sep, 2012 9 Comments

  • EVA to begin Sydney-Taiwan flights in July

    IN BRIEF | Taiwan’s EVA Air will run a series of direct flights from Sydney to Taipei in July, ahead of what’s tipped to be a full-time return to Sydney. EVA abandoned Sydney in early 2006 and currently lists Brisbane as its only Australian port. There will be five round-trip Taipei...

    POSTED 5 Apr, 2012 0 Comments

  • EVA Airways signs up to join Star Alliance today

    Taipei-based carrier EVA Airways will sign on the dotted line to join Star Alliance today. An EVA Airways spokesman confirmed to Australian Business Traveller that the airline will formally announce its membership at a joint press conference to be held with Star Alliance in Taipei this morn...

    POSTED 29 Mar, 2012 4 Comments

  • Malaysia Airlines adds extra flights, focuses on ASEAN routes

    Malaysia Airlines is adding flights from its hub in Kuala Lumpur, with Bangkok, Beijing, Jakarta, Los Angeles, Manila, Medan, Phnom Penh and Taipei all seeing extra scheduled services. That's good news for business travellers connecting to Asian destinations on MAS via KL, since extra flights ca...

    POSTED 11 Jan, 2012 1 Comment

  • China Airlines joins SkyTeam, considers axing first class

    IN BRIEF: Taipei-based China Airlines today became the 15th member of the SkyTeam alliance, following recent recruit China Eastern in expanding SkyTeam's footprint in the Asia-Pacific region (alongside China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Korean Air and Vi...

    POSTED 29 Sep, 2011 0 Comments

  • Avoid data roaming fees in Taiwan: 2,520 free Wi-Fi hotspots

    IN BRIEF | If you're making a trip to the Mecca of electronics, Taiwan, you will soon be able to avoid data roaming fees entirely. Authorities are setting up free Wi-Fi hotspots in 2,520 locations, including government agencies, tourist attractions and public transport stops. Taiwan's leader, M...

    POSTED 28 Sep, 2011 1 Comment

  • China Airlines aims for Sydney-New York market with new JFK flights

    China Airlines is launching flights between Taipei and New York this month, and hoping to win a slice of the NYC-bound Australian market on the back of its existing flights from Sydney to Taipei. The airline -- based in Taiwan and not to be confused with Air China, the national flag carrier of t...

    POSTED 8 Apr, 2011 0 Comments

  • Earthquake, tsunami, volcano effects continue to disrupt Japan travel

    Earthquake and tsunami damage, a nuclear crisis, the ash cloud from an erupting volcano, severe flight disruption and government advisories to avoid numerous areas of Japan mean that business travellers should be watching the situation carefully and considering their need to travel. Tokyo's Nari...

    POSTED 16 Mar, 2011 1 Comment

  • How to get to and from Japan in the earthquake/tsunami aftermath

    Authorities in Australia and around the world are advising against non-essential travel to Japan. The situation for essential travel is confusing, though, with Tokyo's main airports congested and difficult to access. We've got the lowdown on the current situation, and we've put together sug...

    POSTED 15 Mar, 2011 0 Comments

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