Cebu-Taipei route gets business class seats

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Photo courtesy of EVA Air
UPDATED April 5, 2016 – A legacy airline has recently inaugurated daily nonstop flights between Cebu and Taipei, offering the first business class seats between the two cities.

EVA Air on Easter Sunday launched a daily flight where the Airbus 321-200s leaves Taipei’s Taoyuan International Airport at 7:10 am and arrives in Mactan-Cebu International Airport at 10:05 am. The flight returns from Mactan-Cebu at 11:05 am and lands back in Taoyuan at 2:00 pm.

The journey is less than three hours.

Before March 27, low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific Air was the only airline serving the route.

EVA Air expects to tap a customer base that prefers the comfort enjoyed in a legacy airline such as business class seats and inflight meals and entertainment.

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Business class amenities are available in long haul flights such as U.S. and Canada routes. Photo courtesy of EVA Air
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By linking Cebu with Taipei, the airline also wants to position Taiwan as a hub to the U.S. and Canada especially that it would increase frequency in Houston to daily flights and New York to twice-daily all by year-end.

Meanwhile, EVA Air says it will add another flight between Taipei and Manila in July, making its service to 20 flights weekly.

Correction: We clarified that business class amenities on the photo are for long haul routes only. Meanwhile, the new frequency between Taipei and Manila has been corrected.

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