Taiwan's EVA Air plans Taipei-Toronto service

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Taiwan's EVA Air plans to begin direct thrice-weekly Taipei-Toronto services from March.

The return flight from Toronto will make a brief fuel stop at Anchorage before carrying on to Taipei, says the carrier. It will operate Boeing 777-300ERs on the route, its second to Canada after Vancouver.

"For countless residents of Toronto and Eastern Canada who fly back and forth to Asia for family, business and leisure, the new service will shave hours off of travel time and make trip planning significantly more convenient," says the airline.

EVA Air will be the only carrier offering services on the Taipei-Toronto route, according to Innovata.

It launched services to Vancouver in June 1999, and operates on that route with five weekly flights and a code-sharing alliance with Air Canada. Domestic rival China Airlines has seven weekly flights on the route, according to Innovata.