Qantas and EVA Air today announced an intention to sign a codeshare agreement for services between Australia and Taiwan.
The agreement will cover Qantas services between Sydney and Taipei and EVA Air services between Brisbane and Taipei from 1 May.
Under the agreement, Qantas will operate three direct return services each week between Sydney and Taipei and EVA Air will operate three direct return services each week between Brisbane and Taipei.
The codeshare services, available in the Business and Economy cabins, will provide Qantas customers with an increase in frequency on the Brisbane-Taipei route and will provide EVA Air customers in Australia with two departure points from Australia to Taiwan.
“The vast majority of passengers travelling between Australia and Taiwan are travelling for leisure purposes and this code share is important to further develop the Taiwan tourist market,” Qantas Deputy Chief Executive, Geoff Dixon, said.
K.W. Nieh, Deputy Senior Vice President for EVA Air, said : “Australia is an increasingly popular destination for travellers from Taiwan.”
EVA Air operates to 36 destinations around the world using a fleet of 35 Boeing and McDonnell Douglas aircraft.
The codeshare agreement is subject to government approvals.