by BA Staff
Dubai-based Emirates has will commence a new six times a week to Taipei from its global hub at Dubai.
The airline will use a 354-seat Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a 3-class configuration (8F / 42J / 304Y).
Taipei is the carrier’s 16th destination in the Far East.
Barry Brown, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President Commercial Operations East.
“Emirates SkyCargo has operated a dedicated freighter service to Taipei since 2003. Given its status as a global trading hub and the demand, it is a natural progression for Emirates to launch passenger services to Taipei,”
The flight schedules though, are a little unusual. The arrivals in to Taipei vary by day of the week, but the return flight is fixed for an early morning arrival in to Dubai, quite obviously to allow passengers connections to other Emirates’ destinations and improve access to Taiwan from other parts of the Emirates network, especially Africa.
EK366 DXB 0020 – 1205TPE 77W 6
EK366 DXB 0225 – 1430TPE 77W 3
EK366 DXB 0340 – 1525TPE 77W 7
EK366 DXB 0425 – 1615TPE 77W 124
EK367 TPE 2315 – 0510+1DXB 77W x5
Emirates has previously announced plans to launch services to Stockholm starting 4th September, to Clark International Airport in the Philippines and the transatlantic Milan-New York route on 1st October; Conakry on 27th October, Sialkot, Pakistan on 5th November and Kiev, Ukraine on 16th January 2014.