China Airlines has launched a direct flight from Prague to Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. The flight, which takes around 11 hours and 30 minutes, began on July 18 and will operate twice a week.
The new flight is expected to boost tourism and trade between the Czech Republic and Taiwan, a major economic and technological hub, and is home to a number of historical and cultural sites.
The flight is being operated by an A350-900, which can accommodate up to 306 passengers. Tickets for the flight are available through China Airlines’ website or through travel agencies.
The launch of the new flight is a significant development for the Czech Republic, as it is the first direct flight between the country and Taiwan.
According to Josef Trejbal, the director of Letuška.cz, direct flight to Taiwan can open up travel options to other destinations. He stated, “China Airlines is the largest Taiwanese carrier with connections to an extensive network of many other Asian destinations as well as Australia.”
Tickets to other places with transfers in Taipei start at 20,000 CZK.
The return of a direct flight to Seoul
Prague Airport currently offers long-haul connections to Amman, Dubai, Doha, Muscat, and Salalah in Asia. At the end of March, the direct flight to Seoul resumed, followed by the New York route in May.
Markéta Pekarová Adamová (TOP 09), the President of the Chamber of Deputies, stated during an unofficial meeting in Prague with Taiwanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Joseph Wu, that the direct air link will facilitate cooperation between the Czech Republic and Taiwan.
She said, “We also discussed the ongoing economic collaboration between our entrepreneurs and their Taiwanese business partners, as well as the specific plans of Taiwanese investors in our country.”
In recent years, the Czech Republic has intensified its support for Taiwan. For instance, both chambers of the Parliament were visited by the presidents Miloš Vystrčil and Pekarová.
President Petr Pavel had a telephone conversation with the Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen after his election.
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