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China Airlines Expanding North American Network with Non-Stop Flights to Seattle Starting July 14

2024 Mar 12

Taiwan-based China Airlines announced today that it will begin offering non-stop flights to Seattle, the “Emerald City”, starting July 14, 2024. The Taipei-Seattle route will expand the carrier’s passenger services to northwestern USA by offering five weekly flights with the Airbus A350-900. In addition to providing travelers with even more options for travel between Taiwan and the Americas, China Airlines will leverage its extensive regional network to expand its share of the transfer market in Asia and boost business growth.

The China Airlines Taipei-Seattle service will depart every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The outbound flight CI022 from Taiwan to Seattle will take off from Taoyuan Airport at 23:30 and arrive to Seattle at 19:50 local time after 11 hours of flying. The return flight CI021 will take off at 01:40 local time from Seattle and arrive back at Taoyuan International Airport in Taiwan at 05:05 the following morning after 13 hours of flying.

Celebrating New Non-Stop Seattle Service with Discounts Up to 22% off and Exclusive Members-only 2,200 Bonus Miles

To celebrate the non-stop service to Seattle, China Airlines is offering discounts up to 22% off on round trip air fares. Taiwan to Seattle Economy Class fares starting from TWD 19,725 (before tax) make vacationing in Seattle more affordable than ever. Dynasty members will also receive 2,200 bonus miles per leg for flying on the Taipei-Seattle route before the end of September. Fly round trip to double the bonus! Flights can now be booked through the China Airlines website or app to experience a great flight at an exceptional price.

North American Network Expanded to Six Non-Stop Destinations

China Airlines seeks to take advantage of the strong demand in the US-Taiwan travel market and addition of the non-stop service to Seattle represents an important step in the carrier’s expansion of its North American network. More than 50 million travelers passed through Seattle Airport in 2023 making it the largest airport in Northwest USA. The new Seattle service features morning arrivals and evening departures for the convenience of travelers flying to and from North America or major cities in Asia. China Airlines can also provide interline ticketing to 50 popular inland destination cities, including Portland, Chicago, Boston, Las Vegas, Orlando, and Atlanta. Expansion of the US inland market strengthens the overall air network.

China Airlines has operated in the North American market for more than half a century and growth has been particularly strong in the post-pandemic period. The carrier currently flies to five major cities in the USA and Canada, including Los Angeles, Ontario (CA), San Francisco, New York, and Vancouver. The scheduled non-stop service to Ontario (CA) in particular was the first of its kind from Asia and remains exclusive to China Airlines. The dual airport-one city configuration expands the passenger market for China Airlines and provides up to three flights a day to the Greater Los Angeles region. The introduction of the Seattle route will expand China Airlines’ North American network to six non-stop destinations. More than 40 return flights to North America each week means even greater convenience for both business travelers and tourists.

Seattle is known both for its economic diversity and for being home to tech start-ups. As one of the largest cities in Washington State and an essential portal for trade in the Pacific Northwest, the city’s business travel market boasts strong development potential. Thanks to an exceptionally pleasant temperate maritime climate, Seattle is known as the “Emerald City” and is popular with tourists. The Mount Rainier National Park, its landmark Space Needle, and the vibrant local arts and culture scene all contribute to the unique draw of Seattle.

Timetable for China Airlines Taipei-Seattle Route
Flight No. Route Departure/Arrival Time Flight Days Weekly Flights Aircraft
CI022 Taipei-Seattle 23:30/19:50 Mon-Tue-Thu-Sat-Sun 5 A350
CI021 Seattle-Taipei 01:40/05:05+1 Mon-Tue-Wed-Fri-Sun 5

Note: Subject to Government Approval.