Dubai-based Emirates will become the first Gulf carrier to serve the Pacific island when it launches flights to Taipei, the Taiwanese capital, in February 2014.
Flights by three-class B777-300ERs will operate daily except Friday, according to industry website Airline Route.
Provisional schedules call for flight EK366 to depart Dubai between 00.20 and 04.25, depending on the day of the week, to arrive into Taipei between 12.05 and 16.15 on the same day. Return flight EK367 departs Taipei at 23.15 and lands back in Dubai the following morning at 05.10.
Slot restrictions are probably the reason behind the differing flight times for EK366 but Emirates will be working hard behind the scenes to solve this issue. So there could be some schedule changes before next February's launch date.
KLM is the only European carrier to serve Taipei after Air France, British Airways, Lufthansa and Swiss all failed in previous years.
Eva Air currently operates daily flights from Heathrow to Taipei which operate via Bangkok.