EVA, UNI Air to add three new routes to China

EVA Air Boeing 777-300ER passenger jet flies over an unknown area in this file photo from Oct. 31, 2015. EVA Air and UNI Air announced on Oct. 6 the addition of three new routes connecting Taipei Songshan Airport and the Chinese cities of Tianjin, Chongqing and Hangzhou from Oct. 29. (NOWnews file photo)

TAIPEI (CNA) – EVA Air (長榮航空) and its domestic and regional subsidiary, UNI Air, announced Friday the addition of three new routes connecting Taipei Songshan Airport and the Chinese cities of Tianjin, Chongqing and Hangzhou from Oct. 29.

The carriers are currently running a network that covers the Taoyuan-Hangzhou, Kaohsiung-Hangzhou, Taoyuan-Tianjin, Kaohsiung-Tianjin and Taoyuan-Chongqing routes.

Operated by EVA Air, the route to northern China’s Tianjin will operate every Monday, while the route to southwestern China’s Chongqing will operate every Thursday and Saturday.

UNI Air flights between Taipei and the coastal city of Hangzhou will operate every Tuesday and Sunday. All three routes will use Airbus A321-200 aircraft, which provides 184 seats, the airlines said.

From Oct. 29, the two carriers will jointly operate 38 routes to 26 Chinese cities, providing 114 round-trip flights per week. 

By Lee Hsin-Yin