Taipei & Seoul: Starting at €369 w/ Air China from Italy (Incl. Checked Bags)


Star Alliance member Air China also offers a set of decently cheap tickets to Taiwan and Seoul with departure from Italy. Flights from Milan to Taipei are available for as little as €369 (including checked bags), while you can also reach Korea for just €420.

You can reach most destinations without spending a night in China between flights when departing from Milan.

You can reach the following destinations for less than €500 with departure from Milan:

You also have the option to depart from Rome at similar prices:

Tickets at the lowest fare are available until May 2024, with blackout dates around Easter. Our Go2 tool forwards you to Skyscanner, where you can choose between Air China’s offers and tickets from online travel agencies.


All itineraries have at least one stop in Beijing, Shanghai or Hangzhou. An Airbus A350-900 takes you from Milan to China, a flight that uses the direct route over Russian airspace. Flights from Rome are Airbus A330 services to Hangzhou and Boeing 787-9 to Beijing. Most connections flights to Taipei are operated with varying members of Air China’s widebody fleet, while Seoul receives Airbus A320 family service.

If your itinerary requires a lengthy layover in Beijing (up to 28 hours) to get the cheapest price, you can take an advantage of China’s visa-free transit program.

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According to the fare rules, this offer is valid until May 20, 2024. A minimum stay of six nights is necessary to score the cheapest tickets, while you may not stay longer than six months. Tickets at the lowest fare are available from March through May 2024 with blackout dates during Easter.

Sadly, Google Flights does not preview Air China tickets. The most convenient way to find suiting flight dates is the ITA Matrix. For an easy set-up, you can follow one of these links to find cheap tickets:

During the next step, you will have to edit search parameters to the calendar option and enter your desired trip length:


You can speed up your search results by entering C: CA as a Routing Code. Click the Search button on the bottom right to get a preview of available flight dates. You will be greeted by a calendar previewing the cheapest flight dates:


Enter the flight dates in Skyscanner to see which vendors sell tickets for these dates. Please note that the ITA Matrix’ price calendar is not 100% accurate, but gives you a decent enough idea on which dates the best fares are available. Skyscanner’s calendar preview also yields reasonably accurate results.


Air China issues tickets for all flight segments in booking class L. A trip from Milan to Taipei via Beijing earns the following mileage:

  • 3,658 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
  • 3,514 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 3,514 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 3,514 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 3,136 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 3,114 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
  • 3,050 Award Miles + 610 PQP on United MileagePlus
  • 3,050 AsiaMiles on Asia Miles
  • 3,050 Miles on Asiana Club
  • 3,050 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 3,050 Award Miles + 160 Points on Miles&More
  • 3,050 Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
  • 3,050 Points on SAS EuroBonus
  • 3,050 Miles on TAP Miles&Go
  • 3,050 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 3,050 Miles on Egyptair Plus
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