China Airlines, EVA Air and TransAsia Airways have announced that they will be operating overnight or “red-eye” flights to Shanghai from Taiwan.
This airline move is aimed at operating more direct flights
between Taiwan and China.
The airlines in a statement said that the red-eye flights will be available for the first time to the mainland. The flights will depart late at night and arrive early the next morning; providing links between the two sides of the strait.
According to the statement, EVA Air, China Airlines
and TransAsia Airways will each be operating one red-eye flight to Shanghai Pudong International Airport from Taoyuan International Airport.
The first red-eye flight of the China Airlines will take off on August 5, 2011. The airline will utilize Airbus A330 to conduct red-eye flight operations.
The statement also said that the red-eye flights will be departing from Taiwan around 10.30 pm and arrive in Shanghai between 12.15 and 12.30 am. On their return trip, the departure will be around 1.20 am and the arrival in Taiwan will be about two hours later.