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China Airlines Announces New Route From Seattle to Taipei

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Competition is heating up on routes between the West Coast and Taiwan as China Airlines announces nonstop service between Taipei (TPE) and Seattle (SEA).

This new China Airlines route to the U.S. will start on July 14, 2024.

The news comes just weeks after boutique startup carrier Starlux (also based in Taipei) announced it would start services between the 2 cities.

Here are the details of Seattle’s newest nonstop service to Asia.

Fly China Airlines From Seattle to Taipei Starting in July

China Airlines is bringing back its nonstop service to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) from its base in Taipei after a 16-year hiatus.

The route will operate 5 times per week with the following schedule:

  • Depart Seattle (SEA) 1:40 a.m. — Arrive Taipei (TPE) 5:05 a.m. (+1)
  • Depart Taipei (TPE) 11:30 p.m. — Arrive Seattle (SEA) 7:50 p.m.

The route will be operated by China Airline’s fleet of state-of-the-art Airbus A350 aircraft which can carry up to 306 passengers.

Up front in business class, there are 32 lie-flat seats in a stylish cabin with dark tones and wood effect finishes.

China Airlines A350 Business Class Cabin View
China Airlines’ business class cabin on the Airbus A350. Image Credit: Nick Ellis

China Airlines also has a premium economy cabin on its Airbus A350s, which can accommodate 31 passengers in seats with extra recline affording a generous pitch of 39 inches.

And in economy, there are 243 seats in a 3-3-3 configuration.

Hot Tip:

Despite some room for improvement when it came to the onboard catering, Upgraded Points’ Nick Ellis was impressed with the hard product offered on the A350 business class product on China Airlines on his recent flight from Taipei (TPE) to San Francisco (SFO).

The carrier will join EVA Air as the second Taiwanese airline offering service between Seattle and Taipei before Starlux adds its new service in August.

It doesn’t stop there: Delta Air Lines will also start a daily service between the 2 cities in June. Only time will tell as to whether there’s enough demand for 4 airlines to fill their flights.

Final Thoughts

With China Airlines’ new route between Seattle and Taipei, there’ll soon be 4 airlines operating nonstop services between Washington State and Taiwan.

Ultimately, more airlines can only be a good thing for travelers as this usually has a positive impact on airfares.

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Daniel has loved aviation and travel his entire life. He earned a Master of Science in Air Transport Management and has written about travel and aviation in publications like Simple Flying, The Points Guy, and more.

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