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Peach operates a fleet of A320s flying to a range of destinations across Asia from Japan. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Albert Kuan)

Peach: A Look at Low-Cost Flying From Osaka’s Kansai Airport

Flying with a Japanese low-cost carrier (LCC) is a unique experience. Japan has some of the most unique low-cost carriers in the world, each with its own personality and attributes. Personally, I love Peach for its model LCC terminal at Kansai and its attractive buy-on-board menu, but the airline is also well-known for its social media campaigns and open corporate culture in Japan. In Japan, the airline is given the name “The Flying Train” because it is safe, easy, and…

China Airlines to Introduce Airbus A350 Service to Ontario, California

Taiwan’s China Airlines will be introducing the Airbus A350-900 on its nonstop service to Ontario, Calif. from Taipei. The service is currently being operated by the airline’s Boeing 777-300ER but will be switched out starting on Oct. 28, 2018. Service to Ontario began in March this year and has been…

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…

A Look Inside Taipei’s Songshan Airport

If you’ve ever planned a trip to Asia, you most likely have stumbled upon the dilemma of which airport to set as your destination. Tokyo has Narita and Haneda, Seoul has Incheon and Gimpo, Shanghai has Pudong and Hongqiao, and Bangkok has Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang. Almost every major city…

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…

StarLux: A New Competitor in the Taiwanese Skies

The former chairman of Taiwan's Evergreen Group and EVA Air, Chang Kuo-wei, is setting up his own airline to compete with Taiwan's two major carriers, China Airlines and EVA Air. Seeing positive forecasts about the Asian-Pacific market, Chang aims to begin operation of his airline, StarLux Airlines, in early 2020.…

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…

Vanilla Air to Begin Operations at Fukuoka Airport

Narita-based low-cost carrier Vanilla Air announced Thursday that it plans to begin operations at Japan’s Fukuoka Airport in southern Japan, with its first destination from the airport being Taoyuan International Airport in Taiwan. Currently, Vanilla Air flies between Taoyuan and Tokyo, Narita, Osaka, and Okinawa. The launch of this new route…

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…