China Airlines sets Taipei-Cebu flights by March 2020
China Airlines has confirmed that it will begin offering direct flights between Mactan Cebu International Airport and Taoyuan International Airport on March 29, 2020.
Taiwan’s national carrier will be starting the route with six direct flights to Cebu on that date. According to a press release from the company, the airline will be using Boeing 737-800 aircraft for the flight. Each of the aircraft will have eight business-class and 150 economy-class seats for passengers.
The flight will be available every day except on Tuesdays. The Taipei-Cebu flight will arrive at the Mactan airport every 10:35 AM Philippine time. The Cebu-Taipei route will then leave by 11:35 AM.
China Airlines made the decision to start a direct service between Taipei and Cebu because of the increasing demand. Cebu has emerged as the second most popular destination in the Philippines among the Taiwanese. Taipei, on the other hand, is seeing an increase in Filipino visits because of the country’s visa-free policy for Filipinos.
With the addition of China Airlines to its partners, the Mactan Cebu International Airport will already be serving 29 international flights to Taipei every week. Philippine Air Asia, EVA Air, and Tigerair Taiwan also have direct flights between Cebu and Taipei.
China Airlines has flights to 102 destinations in North America, Asia, and Europe. This means that passengers in Cebu now have opportunities to take connecting flights to other cities through the airline.
Since its direct Taipei-Cebu flights (and vice versa) are now available, China Airlines has already offered promos for its economy-class passengers. Just make sure that you book your flight on their website.
Mainland China flights
The year 2019 has been productive for Mactan Cebu International Airport and its partnership with airlines in mainland China.
In February, China Southern Airlines and Juneyao Airlines opened direct flights to Shanghai and Guangzhou. Because of that Cebuanos can already fly to seven destinations in the country.