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A China Airlines Boeing 747 approaching Los Angeles. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

Taipei’s Songshan Airport Records a Profit Amid Pandemic

Taiwan's aviation industry seems significantly different from its global peers. For example, the staff of China Airlines were recently rewarded with year-end bonuses. In addition, Taipei's Songshan airport, which mainly provides domestic and limited regional services, has recorded a $4.61 million profit during the pandemic in spite of declining passenger capacity. Songshan earned $38 million in 2019. Songshan was the only profitable airport in Taiwan and served 3 million passengers last year, a drop of over 50% compared to the…

Taiwan’s Taoyuan Airport Saw Tumultuous 2020

The upcoming Lunar New Year holiday in Taiwan is like no other. As a result of international travel restrictions, passenger volume at Taipei’s Taoyuan International Airport on Lunar New Year’s Eve, Feb. 11, is expected around 497 passengers, with the second day of the new year dipping to only 282…

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…

Tigerair Taiwan Adding 15 New Airbus A320neo to Fleet

Low-cost carrier Tigerair Taiwan will be leasing eight Airbus A320neo aircraft and buying another seven. The leases and acquisitions are part of the Taiwanese carrier's plan to develop new routes out of Taiwan and meet growing market demand for low-cost travel in the Asia Pacific region. According to parent company…

Tigerair Taiwan Adding 15 New Airbus A320neo to Fleet

Low-cost carrier Tigerair Taiwan will be leasing eight Airbus A320neo aircraft and buying another seven. The leases and acquisitions are part of the Taiwanese carrier's plan to develop new routes out of Taiwan and meet growing market demand for low-cost travel in the Asia Pacific region. According to parent company…

Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways Increases Flights to Taiwan

Vietnam's Bamboo Airways is adding another flight between Vietnam and Taiwan in time for the busy summer travel season. The Vietnamese carrier that started operating in January of this year will launch non-stop flights between Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and the popular tourist destination of Ha Long Bay in Vietnam…

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…

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…

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…