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China Airlines

With an average age of 5.4 years, Taiwan's China Airlines has one of the youngest fleets in the world. Based in Taipei, approximately nine hours flying time from Brisbane or Sydney, China Airlines flies to 68 cities in 25 countries with five weekly flights to Sydney as well as three to Brisbane.

China Airlines offers two seating classes - Dynasty Business Class and Economy Class. Dynasty incorporates comforts usually found only in the First Class cabins of other airlines, while Economy features spacious seating and great entertainment options.

Dynasty business class


Enjoy shell-shaped seats with a seat pitch of 52 inches and privacy dividers to enhance your personal space. Each seat is 21 inches wide with retractable armrests and multiposition headrests, inflatable seat cushions and electronic lumbar support. A 2-2-2 seating configuration ensures that you enjoy comfort and privacy.


Fine culinary delicacies prepared by top chefs and accompanied by world-class wines are served with impeccable style.


Enjoy news, movies, foreign and local music videos, and drama video programs at your fingertips on your multifunctional 6 inch screen. An eight-CD player with high quality headphones satisfies your listening pleasure.

Economy class


Economy Class seats offer a seat pitch of 32 inches and width of 18 inches with multi-position head rests to maximise head and neck support and provide ultimate comfort during your flight.


A selection of hearty but healthy delicious dishes, and a choice of refreshing beverages, await the Economy Class traveller.


The Fantasy Sky personal touch-sensitive 10.4 inch LCD screen allows you to freely choose from movies, short features, music CDs and news.

Clubs & lounges


Join the Dynasty Flyer Program and earn miles every time you fly to qualify for benefits including express ticketing, VIP lounge access, upgrades and free air tickets.


There are 10 Dynasty Lounges worldwide operated by China Airlines offering self-service buffet counters, hors d'oeuvre beverage services, a quality selection of up-to-date reading materials, televisions, shower rooms and much more.

The last word

When you travel between Australia and North America or Europe, China Airlines provides one night free stopover in Taipei whenever an involuntary stop is taken (free transfers between your hotel and Taipei airport is also provided). China Airlines encourages passengers to take advantage of its free 2-day stopover to explore beautiful Taiwan.

The Taiwan Tourism Bureau also offers free half day tours to Australian transit passengers who have at least seven hours to spare before their connecting flights.

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