By Amu Su http://www.taipeitimes.com
Emirates Airlines launched its first nonstop passenger flight connecting Taiwan and Dubai on Monday, targeting growing demand from local tourists and businesspeople.
If demand picks up further, the Dubai-based carrier may begin to use its Airbus SAS-380 — the largest passenger plane in the world — for the route, Emirates chairman and chief executive officer Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al-Maktoum said.
“Taiwan has been an important market for Emirates since we launched freighter services to Taipei in 2003,” the CEO told a press conference. More info