The first China Airlines aircraft to fly to the UK on the airline’s new non-stop route from Taiwan arrived last week.

The first flight commemorates the start of the only non-stop service between Taiwan and the UK, and marks China Airlines’ return to the UK after a five year hiatus.

The China Airlines A350-900 carries up to 306 passengers, with a three class configuration available: Premium Business, Premium Economy and Economy cabins.

The flight schedule will see departures four times per week from Gatwick’s South Terminal, increasing to five times per week in March 2018.    

A member of the SkyTeam global airline alliance, China Airlines currently operate flights to destinations across Asia, North America, Europe and Australia, with a fleet of more than 80 aircraft.