China Airlines will launch a new route connecting Kaoshiung, Taiwan and Seoul-Gimpo this summer.
From July 6, the Taipei-based airline will start flights between Kaoshiung and Seoul-Gimpo with a three-times weekly schedule using Boeing 737-800 aircraft.
Located closer to Seoul, Gimpo is one of the two main airports primarily serving the capital city of South Korea. Prior to the opening of Incheon Airport in 2001, Gimpo was the main international airport of the city. At present, the airport serves domestic flights and limited international routes.
From Kaoshiung, China Airlines will operate flights to both of the Seoul-area hubs – Gimpo and Incheon. The airline currently operates seven weekly flights to Incheon.
The new flights to Gimpo will add to China Airlines' international routes from Kaoshiung in southern Taiwan. The airline currently operates flights from Kaoshiung to Tokyo-Narita, Osaka, Seoul-Incheon, Bangkok, Shanghai-Pudong, Manila, Xiamen, and Hong Kong. China Airlines stated the city will have up to 50 flights per week to major Asian cities.
To support its operations at Kaoshiung, China Airlines will deploy its new A321neo aircraft on flights from the city to Tokyo-Narita, Osaka, and Seoul-Incheon.