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Old Yesterday, 13:16   #2761
Crawley Ben
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China Airlines are set to launch non-stop flights from Gatwick - Taipei, Taiwan. The route is set to be 4x weekly (from Dec 2017) using Airbus A350 aircraft. Details courtesy of Airlineroute/Routesonline - I have copied and pasted the link below for anyone whose interested at all.

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/...from-dec-2017/

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Old Today, 03:18   #2762
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What are the busy and quiet times for flight departures/arrivals at UK airports? I know at London City there are a lot of early morning and evening ones, but what about elsewhere?
There is no standard answer available to this question. Not only does it vary from airport to airport but there can be some significant seasonal variations too.

My local major airport is Manchester and a weekday early afternoon in winter can be very quiet. On the other hand one night last week (actually early hours) I happened to look at Planefinder and found that as well as the usual holiday flights there were some late running in-bounds from northern Europe resulting in all three holding patterns being used; indeed one pilot obviously decided that three times round the hold had used the holding contingency fuel and diverted to Birmingham.

Smaller airports with only limited schedules will look quiet most of the time (Humberside, Doncaster, etc) while Heathrow is only quiet overnight when its runways are not allowed to be used.
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Old Today, 04:15   #2763
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If you use flightradar24 you can click on any airport and get a full list of arrivals and departures in a 24 hour period for that airport.

That will give you an idea.
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Old Today, 09:15   #2764
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Just saw a tweet that China Airlines are launching a direct Gatwick -Taiwan service in Dec using an A350. Worth taking a risk in using that airline given their normally poor reviews?-Would it for example have an Asian seating density & legroom/pitch?
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Old Today, 09:40   #2765
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Just saw a tweet that China Airlines are launching a direct Gatwick -Taiwan service in Dec using an A350. Worth taking a risk in using that airline given their normally poor reviews?-Would it for example have an Asian seating density & legroom/pitch?
You'll find our very own CrawleyBen also posted it, three comments above.


The reviews aren't looking so bad recently. A new aircraft will surely help.

And with a one-way fare on the 1st December on their new flight at £315, I think the price will soften the blow...

Late evening departure: 21:15 for an 18.30(+1) arrival the next day.

Inbound is 09:30 from TPE for a 15.30 arrival at LGW.

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