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China Airlines has refitted B747-400 on YVR route

Travellers to Asia can now give consideration to the newly retrofitted B747-400 aircraft operated by China Airlines between Taipei and Vancouver when deciding which carrier to book. The aircraft, assigned to the route for the rest of the winter season, showcases new cabin designs in both the economy and first class sections. More ergonomic seats have been introduced in both cabins, with business class passengers on deck to enjoy a 160-degree recline capability, electric lumbar supports, LED reading lamps, lots of storage, AC and USB ports, and a 15.4-inch screen as part of a “sky studio.”Economy class passengers benefit from newly designed seats, with a 32-inch pitch, plus access to AC/USB ports, adjustable headrests and big nine-inch seatback TV screens. Pictured, Jiwan Moga, general manager at Transworld Travel, gives thumbs up approval to the new cabin design. China Airlines operates one flight per day on the Vancouver-Taipei route. With departures very early in the morning – 12 a.m. in the winter, 2 a.m. in the summer – the aircraft lands in Taipei just as the sun is rising – one day later. This allows for good early connections to onward destinations like Hong Kong, Vietnam, Singapore, Bali, New Delhi and Thailand, says China Air. There are, for instance, three flights per day to Bangkok. (

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