More Direct Flights to Taipei Taiwan with China Airlines

Mactan-Cebu International Airport welcomes China Airlines’ Cebu to Taipei service.

GMR MEGAWIDE Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC), together with the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA), kicked off December by welcoming the inaugural flight of China Airlines from Taipei Taoyuan International Airport.

China Airlines flight arrived in Mactan Cebu International Airport at 10:35 AM with around 120 passengers. A water cannon salute was given to the aircraft as it approached the tarmac. A departure ceremony was also given to passengers bound for Taipei on the same day with a cake-cutting ceremony and a water cannon salute before its take off.

“We are very much looking forward to the China Airlines’ Cebu to Taipei service. Through this, we hope to strengthen leisure travel demand during this recovery period, and we are proud to partner with China Airlines in pushing for the growth in traffic that we are working on,” GMCAC President Louie Ferrer said.

China Airlines is set to push for more leisure travel demand and grow the Taipei Taoyuan hub as it adds more Southeast Asia destinations to its network.

Fly Direct From Cebu to TaiPEI

I’m a sucker for any direct flights from Cebu so this great news made me all giddy knowing I now have more options!

Beginning December 1, 2022, China Airlines commences its direct service to Taipei, Taiwan from Mactan, Cebu with four (4) flights weekly Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday using its Airbus A321neo aircraft with 180 seat capacity and a two-class configuration.

“As China Airlines joins our network with its Cebu-Taipei service and vice versa, we are hopeful in the strong, (and) positive growth at MCIA, most notably in the recovery of passenger traffic. We are grateful for the strong support of our airline partners and the entire airport community,” MCIAA General Manager and CEO Julius Neri, Jr. said.

With the addition of this new carrier, Mactan Cebu International Airport now has thirteen (13) foreign and four (4) Philippine-based airline partners, connecting to 27 domestic destinations and 10 international destinations.

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