China Airlines and Hainan Airlines Are Launching New Routes Between China and Seattle

by Anthony Losanno
China Airlines

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Travel between the United States and China (and Taiwan) is returning, albeit slower than many other places. A pair of airlines are planning new routes between the two countries this spring/summer with Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA) being the US gateway for these flights.

China Airlines New Service From Taipei Taoyuan International Airport (TPE)

China Airlines is launching flights between Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) and Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA) on July 14th. This route will operate 5x weekly (with no flights on Wednesdays and Fridays) on an Airbus A350-900 with 32 Business Class, 31 Premium Economy, and 243 Economy seats. China Airlines also serves Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), New York John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Ontario International Airport (ONT), and San Francisco International Airport in the United States. China Airlines is a member of SkyTeam.

The route between Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) and Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is getting pretty competitive. Eva Air already flies the route 10x weekly. Delta will begin flying 7x weekly and Starlux is adding 3x weekly service this summer. In total, passengers will have 25x weekly flights to choose from.

Hainan Airlines Adds Service to Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport

Hainan Airlines will be the first carrier to connect Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport (CKG) with the United States. The flights will operate 1x weekly using a Boeing 787 starting on May 9th. The carrier also plans to relaunch flights between Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) and Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA) on April 2nd. Hainan is not a member of any airline alliance.

Anthony’s Take: It’s good to see travel returning and the first new route between the US and China launching since 2019/2020. With all of the Seattle to Taipei flights, I expect dome deals on the way.

(Featured Image Credit: China Airlines.)

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Earl March 12, 2024 - 8:06 am

Taiwan is not China

J. March 12, 2024 - 8:17 am

Taiwan is not China. The title is just blatantly wrong.

Rich March 12, 2024 - 9:26 am

The Chinese Communist Party has claimed for 75 years that Taiwan is part of China. Everyone who is not in thrall to their propaganda knows it’s not.

mike March 12, 2024 - 10:45 am

China airlines is based in Taipei, Taiwan. surely you knowe that as a “travel blogger”.

Taipei March 12, 2024 - 10:28 pm

Taiwan is not China, and TPE/SEA is NOT a new route for CI. It’s a resumed route. Do your research. Bloggers on Boarding Area have been so bad.

An informed person March 13, 2024 - 7:04 pm

You’ve flown3 billion miles but don’t know Taiwan is not china? Good job!

GH March 14, 2024 - 2:40 am

Change the heading of this article.
Ignorant content creator.


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