Airline News: China Airlines, Emirates, and KLM

China Airlines to launch new daily flights between Kaohsiung and Jakarta with Hong Kong stopover, Emirates to start third daily Amsterdam service, and more.

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China Airlines to start Kaohsiung-Hong Kong-Jakarta flights

From July 1, China Airlines will launch new daily flights between Kaohsiung and Jakarta with a stopover in Hong Kong. While the airline already flies multiple times per day between Kaohsiung on the south of the island and Hong Kong, as well as between Hong Kong and Jakarta, this new service is the only direct service on the route. Operated by its Boeing 737-800 aircraft, the journey takes over seven hours in either direction.

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Emirates looks set to launch third daily Amsterdam service

According to, Emirates is set to attain approval from the Dutch government to launch a third daily flight for the upcoming peak winter season. This new schedule would allow for more Gulf connections, as well as extra capacity for passengers. Currently, the airline operates two daily A380 services; its third service will be operated by a B777-300ER.

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KLM improves economy-class dining

Economy-class passengers onboard KLM’s long-haul flights can look forward to a revamped meal service. Depending on length of flight and route, passengers will be offered an extended choice of meals and snacks. The Dutch carrier said the new meal service will include “a choice of warm dishes, a large, well-filled salad, and a dessert” on intercontinental daytime flights, while on medium-range and longer intercontinental flights “the selection of snacks will be further extended with ice-creams, sweets, and savory snacks.”

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