KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and China Airlines of Taiwan will expand cooperation effective 2017. From 9 January, China Airlines will begin operating four weekly direct services between Taipei and Amsterdam with a new Airbus A350, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. KLM already operates daily, direct, Boeing 777 service between Amsterdam and Taipei, with a tail-end service to Manila, Philippines.
The two airlines have agreed to Sell tickets on each other’s flights between Amsterdam and Taipei via code-sharing and block-space agreements, with each getting a set number of seats to sell on each other’s Amsterdam-Taipei-Amsterdam services, using their own flight number. This will enable China Airlines to offer its passengers daily service between Taipei and Amsterdam, and will allow KLM to offer 11 weekly roundtrips on this route.
– This intensification of cooperation means KLM now offers direct service to eight destinations, with 67 weekly flights between Amsterdam and Greater China, in cooperation with its SkyTeam partner China Airlines as well as its partners in Mainland China, further strengthening Amsterdam’s status as a gateway for passengers from greater China, says Pieter Elbers – KLM President & CEO