Emirates Airline today announced the launch of new non-stop passenger services to Taipei, its 16th destination in the Far East, commencing on 10th February, 2014.
Initially, the service will offer six non-stop flights per week to Taipei's Taoyuan International Airport.
The route will be serviced by a three class Boeing 777-300ER equipped with eight luxurious private suites in First Class, 42 lie-flat seats in Business Class, and generous space for 304 passengers in Economy Class, along with gourmet cuisine in all classes - served by Emirates' multinational cabin crew.
"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," said Barry Brown, Emirates' Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations East.
"Emirates' home, Dubai, is another world-class trading centre and this launch is a strong example of not only linking two great commercial destinations, but also promoting international travel and trade. Through Dubai, Emirates offers its international passengers a one-stop connection from Taipei to 70 countries in the Middle East, Africa and Europe.
"We are confident that this new route will open up new trade opportunities across the Emirates network as well as support business and tourism travel to Taipei," concluded Mr. Brown.
Emirates now operates services to 134 destinations in 76 countries from Dubai.