China Airlines has launched flights between Taoyuan Airport (TPE) in Taipei and Aso Kumamoto Airport (KMJ) in Kyushu.
The Taiwanese airline is operating the route with two flights per week using A321neo aircraft every Monday and Friday, with two additional flights scheduled to take off on Thursdays and Sundays in December.
Flight CI194 is scheduled to depart from TPE at 14:25, arriving at KMJ at 17:30, local time. The return leg, flight CI195, is slated to leave KMJ at 18:30 and arrive back in Taipei at 19:45.
With an additional 16 flights per week on the Taipei-Fukuoka route beginning January 2024, China Airlines will be operating 20 flights a week to the Kyushu region, becoming the carrier with the most frequent services to the region.
Taoyuan Airport and Kumamoto Airport both celebrated the inauguration of the new route with a traditional water salute ceremony.
Kumamoto serves as a link between northern and southern Kyushu thanks to its exceptional geographic location. Pristine mountains and rivers characterize the majestic natural scenery, and travelers can delight in the wonderful cuisine this region is known for.
The Taipei-Kumamoto route offers travelers a second arrival and departure option alongside the Taipei-Fukuoka route, putting all of Kyushu’s major destinations within easy reach.
The convenience of being able to arrive and depart from different cities gives travelers more flexibility in planning their itineraries.© Travel News Asia