Air France launches its Paris-Charles de Gaulle – Taipei service
3 weekly services operated by Boeing 777 equipped with the latest long-haul travel cabins;
Route operated on a code-share basis with China Airlines;
14 weekly flights between Europe and Taipei.
On Monday 16 April, Air France inaugurated its new Paris-Charles de Gaulle – Taipei (Taiwan) service. The company now offers its customers 3 weekly flights by Boeing 777, equipped with the new long-haul travel cabins.
This new route between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Taipei is operated on a code-share basis with SkyTeam alliance member, China Airlines,
Flight schedules operated by Boeing 777 (in local time):
AF552: leaves Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 13:35, arrives in Taipei at 8:15 the next day; AF557: leaves Taipei at 10:25, arrives at Paris-Charles de Gaulle at 18:20.
* Flights operated on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays as from 16 April 2018 on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle.
14 weekly flights between Europe and Taipei
In addition, Air France-KLM offers 11 weekly flights on departure from Amsterdam-Schiphol: a daily flight operated by KLM by Boeing 777 and 4 weekly codeshare flights by China Airlines by Airbus A350. In this way, in 2018, the group offers its customers 14 weekly flights between Europe and Taipei together with its partner China Airlines.
This summer, Air France and KLM customers will benefit from 203 weekly flights to 19 Asian destinations(1): Taipei, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Wuhan, Hangzhou, Xiamen, Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul, Singapore, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Denpasar-Bali, Kuala Lumpur and Manila.
“We are very pleased to be launching services to Taipei as a new Air France destination on departure from Paris. This illustrates the strong commitment of the Air France-KLM group to support the development of exchange between Asia and Europe. By strengthening our collaboration with our partner China Airlines, we now offer our customers even more travel opportunities with 14 direct flights per week between our main hubs and Taipei and connections to the rest of Asia and the Pacific” said Antoine Pussiau, Senior Vice President Asia Pacific of Air France-KLM.
Air France’s best cabins take off to Taipei
On board the Boeing 777 to Taipei, passengers enjoy all the comforts of the latest Business, Premium Economy and Economy cabins.
In the Business cabin, Air France offers excellence in the sky. The seat adapts to the shape of each individual, from seating position to a real 2-metre long bed. At the heart of the curved structure, each passenger creates their own space, enveloping and protective, according to their desires. The seat's soft foam is designed to offer impeccable quality of sleep. With a soft duvet and XXL-sized feather down pillow, everything has been designed to ensure peaceful sleep among the clouds. Each passenger has a wide 16-inch (41 cm) HD touch screen.
In the Premium Economy cabin, customers enjoy more comfortable seats and a multi-position footrest, which enhances the comfort of this cabin even further. In the Economy cabin, the seat has been entirely redesigned, with additional legroom, new seat cushions, softer headrests and a larger tray table.