China Airlines W17 Preliminary changes as of 19NOV16

China Airlines within the last 24-72 hours has filed preliminary schedules for winter 2017/18 season, effective 29OCT17. Significant changes based on first draft as follow.

Taipei Taoyuan – Denpasar Boeing 777-300ER replaces A330-300, 1 daily
Taipei Taoyuan – Honolulu Airbus A350-900XWB replaces A330-300, 2 weekly
Taipei Taoyuan – Kuala Lumpur CI721/722 Boeing 777-300ER replaces 747-400 (W16), 1 daily
Taipei Taoyuan – New York JFK Increase from 5 to 7 weekly, 777-300ER service
Taipei Taoyuan – Shanghai Pu Dong A350-900XWB operates on CI503/504 Day x256 and CI505/506 (this service operates once a week on Day 5)
Taipei Taoyuan – Tokyo Narita CI100/101 Airbus A350-900XWB replaces 747-400
Taipei Taoyuan – Vancouver Airbus A350-900XWB replaces 747-400, 5 weekly

Based on current draft, there are no Airbus A340-300 operation scheduled on/after 29OCT17. Boeing 747-400 tentatively scheduled on Taipei Taoyuan – Bangkok CI833/834, Taipei Taoyuan Taipei – Hong Kong CI927/928 (Day x234) and Taoyuan – Sapporo New Chitose service.

Next major adjustment for winter 2017/18 season is expected in the coming months. Possibility for changes listed above moving to earlier date, starting in summer 2017 season, is also likely.