China Airlines will increase its flights to two flights a week starting November 16, 2022, on its Taiwan-Palau route using its A321neo passenger aircraft with 180 seat capacity, 12 premium, and 168 economy class.
The airline will fly every Wednesday and Saturday, providing passengers flexibility and convenience.
President Surangel Whipps Jr. welcomes the news saying that China Airlines provides vital air service between Taiwan and Palau and connects Palau to North America, Asian countries, and Europe.
“It truly helps Palau diversify its tourism market,” said Whipps of the airline’s international routes. “I just saw on Expedia that it cost $1600 round trip from Los Angeles to Palau,” added Whipps at the Appreciation Dinner hosted by Taiwan Vice President Lai Ching-Te.
Promoting two-way tourism between Taiwan and Palau was one of the tasks Taiwan Vice President Ching-te sought to push during his recent visit to Palau.
During his 3-day visit, Vice President Lai Ching-te toured tourism sites to see what Palau had to offer visitors, personally escorted by Palau’s President Surangel Whipps Jr.
Whipps said the tour was enjoyable and productive, positive with feedback from Vice President Lai on tourism between the two countries.