Skyteam member China Airlines is currently having a flash sale on its website, resulting in low fares on many of routes to and from its hub Taipei. All fares displayed include full board service and a checked bag up to 23 kg. This offer is available until June 14, 2019 and valid for flights between June 10 and August 31, 2019.
Here are few examples:
- Brisbane to Auckland at €130
- Taipei to Rome at €279
- Taipei to Auckland at €308
- Taipei to Honululu at €319
If you’re wondering “How should I get to Taipei?!” – We’re glad to help you.
Search & Book
China Airlines flights are accurately displayed on Google Flights. You can fool around around with China Airlines’ possible departure airports Taipei (TPE/TSA), Taichung (RMQ), Tainan (TNN) or Kaohsiung (KHH) and destinations mentioned in the list above. You will come across attractive offers eventually. If you need a little assistance finding your way around Google Flights, we offer it happily:
This offer is valid for Economy Class tickets issued in booking class M. This is a regular economy booking class. As a result, most Skyteam member will grant you 100% of distance travelled in award miles. This example is given for a Taipei to Honululu oneway ticket:
- 8,140 on China Eastern Eastern Miles
- 8,140 on China Southern Sky Pearl Club
- 8,140 on Aeromexico Club Premier
- 5,060 on Saudia Alfursan
- 5,060 on FlyingBlue
- 5,060 on MEA Cedar Miles
- 5,060 on Garuda Indonesia GarudaMiles
- 5,060 on Xiamen Airlines Egret Club
- 5,060 on China Airlines Dynasty Flyer
- 5,060 on Delta SkyMiles
- 5,060 on Air Europa Club
- 5,060 on Aerolineas Argentinas Plus
- 5,060 on Czech Airlines OK Plus
- 5,060 on Korean Air Skypass
- 5,060 on Alitalia MileMiglia
- 5,060 on Hawaiian Airlines
- 5,060 on Aeroflot Bonus
- 3,790 on Vietnam Golden Lotus Plus
Besides EVA Air, China Airlines is the largest international airline from Taiwan. The government of the island recognizes itself as the “Republic of China”. This echoes in its flag carriers name. But contrary to most carriers from mainland China, China Airlines prides itself on extraordinary service, especially on its long haul routes. A fleet of modern Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 aircraft awaits you on the routes we’ve picked above. You need not be afraid of low tier service at a cheap price – China Airlines holds itself to very high standards.
Information & Tips for Taiwan
Things are complicated when it comes to Taiwan’s political status. The island’s government claims to represent the independent “Republic Of China”, while mainland China views Taiwan as a “rebellious province”.
Regardless of those issues, the island of Formosa provides a heavily urbanized West Coast with Taipei as a masterful example of a modern metropolis. On the opposite, the East Coast is full of natural rain forests and smaller towns and villages. There is no place on earth where Chinese and Japanese culture form a harmonious mixture like in Taiwan, making it a unique place to visit.
Entry & Visa
Most EU-Citizens will receive a 90-day permit upon arrival at any Taiwanese airport. Only a passport valid more than six months after arrival is required.
Best Time to Travel
Taiwan is located in a subtropical climate zone, meaning high humidity all year round. While the southern part experiences a monsoon season from May through August, rainfalls are more evenly distributed through the year in the north. Best travel times are October through January, when rainfalls are low and temperatures are modest.
Taiwan uses the New Taiwan Dollar as currency. 1€ is worth approx. 35 TWD.
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Information & Tips for Taipei
Taipei is the largest city of Taiwan. About one third of all Taiwanese poeple live in Tapei’s municipality. The city stands out as unique conflux of Chinese and Japanese culture, architecture and cuisine. Being built into a mountainous region with huge rainforests, even the way from the airport downtown is hugely spectacular. The city is home to the Taipei 101, a skyscraper that used to be the tallest in the world at time of its opening in 2004. Another fascinating aspect is Taipei’s huge network of suburban malls.
Best Time to Visit
Being located in a humid subtropical climate, Tapei’s summers are hot, long lasting and very humid. Occasional heavy rainstorms or typhoons make this time an unpleasent one to visit the city. From November through March, average temperatures are around 20 dregrees and it rains less than during summer, making this an ideal time to visit the city.
From the Airport to the City
International flights arrive almost exclusively at Taipei Taoyuan Int’l airport. Getting to the city is as easy as it can be. A regular and an express metro line connect the airport to the city center. The 5€ ticket includes free Wi-Fi. Further, there are a number of shuttle buses to different parts of the city, operating even at night time. A taxi ride will be around 1000NT$, approx. €30.
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