When China Airlines announced in September that it would initiate service between Ontario International Airport (ONT) and Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE), the plan was to fly the non-stop route 4 days a week. However, customer demand has been so strong that the airline has expanded its bookings – 2 months before the first scheduled flight.
The airline will now fly 7 days a week in anticipation of the scheduled March 25 launch of service, and already, China Airlines is calling Ontario, Southern California’s new gateway to Asia.
Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport is the primary international gateway airport for the New Taipei–Keelung–Taoyuan City metro area, with more than 9 million residents, and Ontario International Airport is the closest and most convenient international gateway airport for more than 10 million Southern California residents in the Inland Empire, northern Orange County, and eastern Los Angeles County.
Daily China Airlines flights from TPE will arrive at ONT at 1:20 p.m. with return service departing ONT at 3:45 p.m. China Airlines, the first carrier to offer non-stop, trans-oceanic passenger service to ONT, will serve the new route with a Boeing 777-300ER wide-body aircraft. The scheduled flight time is 14 hours, 10 minutes.