China Airlines restores pre-pandemic daily service between Ontario, California, and Taipei

China Airlines will restore the daily round-trip service between Southern California’s Ontario International Airport and Taipei this year.

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China Airlines has reinstated its daily service between Taipei and America at Ontario International Airport

China Airlines will fully restore the daily round-trip service between Southern California’s Ontario International Airport (ONT) and Taipei beginning 26 March 2023, ONT officials announced. The daily service connecting ONT and Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) marks an important milestone in Ontario’s recovery of international air service since its suspension at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly three years ago. 

Asked about what he thought of the reinstated daily flight, Chief Executive Officer of Ontario International Airport Authority Atif Elkadi said: “We have eagerly awaited the resumption of daily service between Ontario and Taiwan. This exciting development is a testament to the demand for long-haul international travel from the Inland Empire and the exceptional service provided by our global gateway.”

After suspending service in March 2020, China Airlines resumed ONT-TPE flights in June 2021, gradually increasing service levels as demand returned.  Demand for this flight was most evident when domestic air travel through ONT surpassed pre-pandemic levels in 2022, a milestone achieved by few other airports in California. The reinstated daily service occurs at the same time that China Airlines marks its five-year anniversary at ONT. 

The first carrier to offer non-stop, transoceanic passenger service to ONT after its transition to local ownership, China Airlines will upgrade the aircraft operating the route from an Airbus A350-900 to a larger Boeing 777-300ER, increasing seat capacity from 306 to 358 across Premium Business, Premium Economy and Economy classes. The service is also scheduled to provide customers with seamless one-stop connections to additional destinations throughout Asia.

TPE is the primary international gateway to northern Taiwan’s nine-million plus residents, while ONT is the closest and most convenient international gateway airport for more than 10 million Southern California residents in San Bernardino, Riverside, northern Orange and eastern LA counties.


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