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A Tigerair Taiwan A320 parked at a remote stand at Taoyuan Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Albert Kuan)

A Look at Low-Cost Flying in Taiwan

I’m a big fan of low-cost carriers (LCC’s) in Asia. Usually, the cabins are bland and uninteresting, but the attractive buy-on-board meals and funny cartoon characters make the journey quite unique. Also for the aviation geek, the airline-branded souvenirs are much cheaper than on conventional airlines. Tigerair Taiwan is a pretty new low-cost carrier based at Taiwan’s Taoyuan Airport in Taipei. The airline is owned by Taiwan’s China Airlines and operates a fleet of eleven A320 aircraft. It is currently…

A Flying Force for Good: Organizations and Airline Livery Combinations

When it comes to sponsorships with organizations and foundations, airlines tend to keep most of their work behind-the-scenes as they donate time and money to various caregiving organizations around their community. However, there are sometimes when a carrier wants to make their cause known or promote travelers to give by…

Ontario, California: China Airlines’ New Convenient Alternative to LAX

Taiwan’s China Airlines will launch nonstop service between Taipei, Taiwan and Ontario International Airport (ONT) in Ontario, CA on March 25, 2018. China Airlines currently flies 2-3 times per day from LAX to Taoyuan International Airport in Taipei and offers several connecting flights from its hub in Taoyuan to destinations…

Airlines Are Resuming Service to Taiwan After More Than 20…

Beginning in April 2018, Air France will resume service between Paris and Taipei to help boost tourism from Taiwan. Many countries are seeing a considerable number of tourism and trade opportunities coming from Taiwan and for this reason, are resuming services to the island nation, with Air Canada being one…

Hope for the A380? French Government Pitch Super-Jumbo Jet to…

French president Emmanuel Macron visited China this week. Part of his agenda is an attempt to attract Chinese interest for the Airbus A380 aircraft. He was joined by Airbus’ CEO Fabrice Brégier in what may be a last-ditch attempt to find new customers for the world’s largest commercial airliner. Airbus…

China Airlines Begins Nonstop Flights Between Taipei and London

On Friday, China Airlines began operating four weekly nonstop flights between Taipei, Taiwan (TPE) and London-Gatwick (LGW) using the A350-900XWB aircraft. This route will make China Airlines the only airline in Taiwan to operate nonstop flights between Taipei and London. Overall, this introduction of nonstop flights to London represents an…

Ontario Airport Receives First Transpacific Flight

Starting in Spring of 2018, China Airlines will be the first carrier to offer transpacific flights from Ontario International Airport. Four weekly flights will be flown between Taiwan and the Southern California airport, onboard the airline’s Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. China Airlines believes that the new route will succeed as traffic…

The Competition for Taiwan: China Airlines vs. EVA Air

Taiwan, known by its official title of the Republic of China, has gone through a period of rapid economic growth since the 1960s. While it may not be a member of the United Nations, it has grown to become a gateway to neighboring China as well as other major countries in Asia. Two…

Boeing Delivers First Co-Branded 777-300ER to China Airlines

As of May 16, 2016, China Airlines took delivery of the first co-branded 777-300ER at a special ceremony in Everett, WA. The milestone delivery is China Airlines' tenth 777-300ER. "We are delighted to celebrate 100 years of Boeing by working together with Boeing to accomplish the first co-branded livery 777-300ER,"…