With only seven weeks to go until Taipei joins Emirates’ global passenger network, the airline celebrated the countdown to launch by showcasing its famed hospitality and on board products at a VIP reception in Taiwan’s capital city.
Emirates will begin a daily, non-stop service between Taipei and Dubai from February 10th 2014, establishing the first non-stop connection between Taipei and the Middle East.
One of the world’s most dynamic airlines, Emirates has been expanding its global route network to provide customers with even more travel options.
“The partnership between Emirates and Taipei goes back to 2003 when our cargo arm, Emirates Skycargo, launched a dedicated freighter service between the two cities.
“Given Taipei’s status as an international trading hub and the demand that we have been getting, it is a natural progression for the airline to launch passenger services here,” said Edwin Lau, Emirates vice president, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
“Through Dubai, Emirates offers its passengers from Taipei a one-stop connection to 70 countries in the Middle East, Africa, the Americas and Europe.
“We are confident that this new route will open up new trade opportunities across the Emirates network as well as support business and tourism travel to Taipei,” said Lau.
Emirates will fly a Boeing 777-300ER on the Taipei route, equipped with eight luxurious private suites in First Class, 42 lie-flat seats in Business Class, and generous space for 304 passengers in Economy Class.
Passengers can also look forward to gourmet cuisine in all classes, served by Emirates’ multinational cabin crew.
The aircraft also features ice, Emirates’ award-winning inflight entertainment system which has over 1,600 channels showing the latest blockbusters, subtitled Hollywood films, music, TV and games.
Earlier in the day Emirates’ executives met members of the media to discuss the new Taipei service.