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Mandarin Airlines to Launch Charter Flight to Tottori, Japan

Mandarin Airlines, a subsidiary of China Airlines, will be launching a new charter service from its Taichung hub in central Taiwan to Tottori in Japan’s Chugoku region beginning Sept. 4, 2019. The new non-stop flights will operate two times a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The two round-trip charter flights will be operated using an Embraer ERJ-190 aircraft carrying 104 passengers in an all economy class configuration. The total flight time is approximately 2 hour and 50 minutes each way,…

China Airlines Adding Airbus A350 to Its LAX Service

Taiwan's China Airlines will soon be flying its Airbus A350-900XWB jet between Taoyuan Airport and Los Angeles (LAX), complementing the Boeing 777-300ER jet currently flying the route. China Airlines expects to start serving LAX non-stop with the A350 beginning Oct. 27, 2019. However, once the A350 begins flying to LAX,…

China Airlines Begins Regional and Cargo Fleet Renewal with $2…

China Airlines' board of directors has approved the purchase of three Boeing 777 Freighters and 11 Airbus A321neo aircraft. The deal was publicized in a document from the Taiwanese Stock Exchange and the total cost of two deals, reportedly, will not exceed $2.48 billion. The Taipei-based airline has confirmed two…

EVA Air Cabin Crew Set to Strike

Following a vote earlier this week, the Taoyuan Flight Attendants Union has decided to strike against Taiwanese carrier EVA Air. The strike comes after two rounds of negotiations with EVA failed to yield results with the chief complaints concerning overtime, long working hours and pay. While no date for the…

China Airlines Selects New Aircraft to Upgrade Regional Narrowbody Fleet

China Airlines has chosen the Airbus A321neo for its future regional narrowbody operations. The Taiwanese carrier will lease 14 A321neo aircraft that are scheduled to enter service in 2021. Furthermore, the airline will have the option to negotiate for an additional 11 firm and five option aircraft orders once the…

China Airlines Inaugurates New Special Livery Commemorating 60 Years

Taiwan-based China Airlines is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, with the airline unveiling a series of special liveries for the occasion. An A350-900 was painted the number “60” in the shape of “GO” and the infinity symbol “∞” in the corporate identity color of blue and red. Additional aircraft…

Eva Air and China Airlines: The Airline Parcel Pair That…

While the Dutch and Spanish were not the first people to discover the island of Taiwan, they were some of the first to attempt to launch long-distance trade with the island. Due to forces outside of their control, this trade would not last and the island would face various factors…

Ontario Airport Opens New Premium Airport Lounge at T2

Ontario International Airport (ONT) recently opened a new premium airport lounge this Wednesday for its travelers in Terminal 2. The lounge, Escape Lounge, is accessible to all travelers at the airport and offers premium amenities including hot and cold foods, free beverages, and a full bar. Under a new 10-year…

Taiwan’s China Airlines and EVA Air Showcase New Aircraft

The two major Taiwan-based carriers, China Airlines and EVA Air, are showcasing their newest aircraft. According to EVA Air's Steve Lin, the carrier's chairman, the company unveiled the first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner in Taiwan on Monday. EVA Air has ordered four 787-9 and 20 787-10. All aircraft are expected to be…

Taiwan Expected to Add 30 New Routes in 2018

Following strong performance of aviation traffic for the first eight months of 2018, Taiwan’s Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) announced 17 airlines will add 30 new routes by the end of the year. Several of the new routes include Taipei to Ontario, CA, Taipei to Chongqing (resumed route), China, Taipei to…