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China Airlines Set to Retire Boeing 747-400 Fleet

After being served over 45 years, Taiwan-based China Airlines will host a scenic flight to celebrate the retirement of the Queen of the Skies in February. The airline also mentioned that the retirement will finish the transition from Boeing 747-400s to its Airbus A350 fleet. China Airlines had its first Boeing 747-400 in 1975 and owned 19 of the type in total over the years. Boeing 777-300ER and Airbus A350-900 aircraft have taken over airline’s long-haul services. The remaining four…

European Airline Asian Subsidiaries: Why Did They Exist?

The Netherlands is home to one of the most prominent airlines in Europe. In the skies over Amsterdam and surrounding Dutch countryside, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines aircraft are hustling to and from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. While Delta, Air France, Korean Air and Aeromexico founded the SkyTeam airline alliance, the Dutch…

China Airlines Hints at New Taiwan-Themed Livery with Boeing 777F…

Taiwanese carrier China Airlines took delivery of its first Boeing 777F cargo jet on Tuesday. Upon arrival at Taipei's Taoyuan Airport, however, the cargo jet was not carrying China Airlines' normal livery, but instead, it featured a nearly blank livery. The carrier's name only appears in small font near the…

Taiwanese Starlux Orders Eight Airbus A330neos

Starlux Airlines, Taiwan’s new luxury airline, has placed an order for eight Airbus A330-900neos, OneMileAtATime reports. The aircraft, which Starlux plans to lease, will be delivered starting in the fourth quarter of 2021. The A330-900neo has a capacity for 260-300 people depending on class configuration with a range of around…

Taiwanese Airlines Introduce Mini-Travel During The Pandemic

Taiwan is seeing a surge in demand for the so-called “mini travel” during the pandemic as multiple airlines have introduced special flights to bring Taiwanese people back to the skies, Focus Taiwan reports. The situation of Taiwan is quite different from the rest of the world. Coronavirus cases have remained…

China Airlines Increasing Operations, Reducing Check-In Options at Hub Airports

Taiwan's China Airlines is reducing on-site check-in counters at its airports in Taipei — Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Taichung International Airport and Kaohsiung International Airport — in a bid to reduce human contact amid the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic. According to the airline, all airport self-check-in kiosks in Taiwan will…

New Airline StarLux Recruits Pilots Amid the Pandemic

After months of the global pandemic, the aviation industry is seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Taiwan-based StarLux Airlines has announced the recruitment of new pilots amid the global pandemic. In the meantime, the airline is planning to hire retired military pilots later this year. According to…

Taiwan Sees Flight Suspensions Amid Pandemic

Despite having one of the lowest COVID-19 infection rates in the world, significantly less than neighboring China-adjacent countries such as South Korea and Japan, Taiwan is not immune to the number of flight suspensions plaguing the world. More airlines are suspending flights serving Taiwan as travel demand plummets and governments…

Taiwanese Airlines Cut Services Amid Virus Outbreak

In light of confirmed coronavirus cases increasing sharply in the U.S. and Europe, Taiwan’s China Airlines and EVA Air are going to suspend scheduled flights to affected destinations. China Airlines announced that flights to Los Angeles, New York, Sydney, Brisbane, Australia, Auckland and Vienna will be suspended for 20 days.…

Taoyuan Airport Opens New Control Tower

Taiwan's Taoyuan Airport unveiled its new control tower earlier this week in time for the airport's 40th anniversary, representing an important milestone as the airport moves toward becoming a so-called "smart airport" of the future. According to Taiwan's transportation minister, Chia-lung Lin, the new control tower will help boost the…