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Topic: China Airlines Ever To London?
Username: B742
Posted 2005-10-22 13:08:30 and read 2958 times.

Will China Airlines ever start flights to London, either Gatwick or Heathrow?

Their current European destinations are Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Rome and Vienna, aswell as Milan, Luxembourg, Prague and Manchester served by China Airlines Cargo!

Any idea if China Airlines is intrested in TPE-LHR flights, maybe with 744's or 343's?

Would the flight have to be flown via another Asian/Middle Eastern city, or can they fly direct?


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Topic: RE: China Airlines Ever To London?
Username: AMS
Posted 2005-10-23 02:20:50 and read 2771 times.

I think that CI cannot fly into LON due to government regulations. Also I know that many people who want to fly CI to/from the UK go via AMS.

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AMS

Topic: RE: China Airlines Ever To London?
Username: Trex8
Posted 2005-10-23 04:22:04 and read 2724 times.

BR fly to LHR, CI flies cargo to MAN, whats the UK-Taiwan air services agreement say about number of carriers/flights etc?? There probably aren't any slots at LHR for CI anyway.

Topic: RE: China Airlines Ever To London?
Username: Concorde001
Posted 2005-10-23 13:52:05 and read 2578 times.

Quoting Trex8 (Reply 2):
UK-Taiwan

Please correct me if I am wrong. but the UK does not have an ASA with Taiwan, because it is impossible. By recognising the CCP in Beijing, the United Kingdom cannot recognise the Taiwanese government, therefore making any bilateral agreement illegal

[Edited 2005-10-23 14:05:17]

Topic: RE: China Airlines Ever To London?
Username: Ba321
Posted 2005-10-23 13:55:47 and read 2573 times.

Quoting Concorde001 (Reply 3):
Please correct me if I am wrong. but the UK does not have an ASA with Taiwan, because it is impossible. By recognising the CCP in Beijing, the United Kingdom cannot recognise the Taiwanese government, therefore making any bilateral government illegal

i dont know the exact specifics but it is something like that hence why the BR flight flys via BKK so it technically originates in Thailand so can fly to the UK

Topic: RE: China Airlines Ever To London?
Username: Trex8
Posted 2005-10-23 15:32:47 and read 2500 times.

While there may be no ASA in the usual sense there is obviously at least some sort of agreement, perhaps privately between airlines or NGOs. When HK was still British, there was an agreement between Taiwan and HK and there was no problems with direct flights between the two. I suspect BR's TPE-BKK-LHR flight has more to do with no overflying rights from China (till this year) than anything the British said.Plus some great traffic to and from BKK.


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