China Airlines has appointed Allen Sun as General Manager United Kingdom and Ireland to oversee operations of the first ever non-stop London-Taipei service, which launched on March 28th.
Sun brings a wealth of experience to the role having spent over 30 years with China Airlines. He comes to the UK from San Francisco, where he held the position of General Manager North West USA and is no stranger to Europe having held previous management posts in Italy, Germany and the UK.
Additional Taiwan based roles, including Assistant Vice President Marketing Planning and Assistant Vice President Corporate Planning, ensures Sun brings in-depth knowledge of the airline to the London based team.
Commenting on the appointment Philip Wei, Chairman China Airlines said “With his extensive European experience and intimate knowledge of the China Airlines product, Allen is the perfect candidate to lead the UK team at this exciting time of expansion for China Airlines.”
The new thrice-weekly route forms an historical link between the two countries as the first time that the UK has been connected by a non-stop service to Taiwan.
The route will offer passengers more flexibility in planning business or leisure trips to Taiwan and onward destinations including mainland China, Bali and Sydney.