Taipei-based China Airlines, which expects to take delivery of its first Airbus A350 XWB by the end of September, will launch its first nonstop service to Europe on Jan. 9, 2017, the China Airlines’ Vienna office confirmed to ATW. Once delivered, the new aircraft will first be flown on regional routes such as Taiwan-Hong Kong. From Jan. 9, 2017, the A350-900 will replace the A340-300 on nonstop Taipei Taoyuan-Vienna services. The Taipei-Bangkok-Amsterdam route will become nonstop ...

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