China Airlines will fully restore daily flights to Ontario Airport east of Los Angeles.

According to the Ontario International Airport Authority (OIAA), the Taipei-based airline will resume services between Taipei-Taoyuan and Ontario starting March 26. The airline will upgrade the aircraft used on the route from an Airbus A350-900 to a larger Boeing 777-300ER, providing an capacity increase from 306 to 358 seats across three cabin classes – premium business, premium economy, and economy.

The return of daily flights connecting Taipei and Ontario will increase China Airlines' current services on the route – which is currently at thrice weekly.

Following the suspension of the flights in March 2020 during the initial outbreak of COVID-19, China Airlines resumed services on the route in June 2021. Since the route resumption, the airline has since gradually increased service levels as demand returned.

“We have eagerly awaited the resumption of daily service between Ontario and Taiwan,” said Atif Elkadi, chief executive officer of the OIAA. “This exciting development is a testament to the demand for long-haul international travel from the Inland Empire and the exceptional service provided by our global gateway.”

Located nearly 65 kilometers of downtown Los Angeles, Ontario Airport is the closest international gateway for more than 10 million residents of Southern California in San Bernardino, Riverside, northern Orange and eastern Los Angeles counties.

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