China Airlines Launches New Service Between Taipei and Kumamoto
China Airlines has expanded their service to the island of Kyushu in Japan with new service between Taipei and Kumamoto, complementing existing service to Fukuoka. The new route will operate twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays wit an Airbus A321neo.
On Monday (September 18, 2023), China Airlines announced the official launch of new service between Taipei and Kumamoto, with the outbound flight (CI194) departing Taipei at 14:25 and arriving in Kumamoto at 17:30 local time on Monday evening. The return flight (CI195) departed Kumamoto Airport at 18:30 and arrived at Taoyuan Airport at 19:45 local time. Initially, the route will operate two times per week on Mondays and Fridays, with two additional flights to be added on Thursdays and Sundays from December 2023. With an additional sixteen weekly flights between Taipei and Fukuoka also starting in January 2024, China Airlines will operate a total of 20 weekly flights to the Kyushu region in Japan. The Taipei-Kumamoto route will be operated with and Airbus A321neo, including the popular ‘Pikachu Jet CI.’
Guest’s onboard China Airlines’ inaugural flight between Taipei and Kumamoto on Monday were treated to special limited edition gifts, including premium non-woven fabric carry bags and denim folding travel bags, as well as a custom limited edition thermos and local souvenir upon landing in Kumamoto. Both airports celebrated the inauguration of the new route with a traditional water cannon salute, and passengers arriving in Kumamoto were greeted by ‘Kumamon,’ the city’s official mascot.
Source: China Airlines