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China Airlines

China Airlines is the flag carrier of the Republic of China, not to be confused with the People's Republic of China. The airline is based out of Taiwan and operates a fleet of passenger and freight aircraft. (Featured Image: Vincenzo Pace - Simple Flying)

China Airlines Cargo Boeing 747-409(F) (2)
China Airlines has 18 Boeing 747-400F freighters in its fleet. Photo: Vincenzo Pace | Simple Flying
Airline Type:
Full Service Carrier
Taoyuan International Airport
Year Founded:
Airline Group:
China Airlines Group
Hsieh Shih-Chen
Republic of China
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latest China Airlines Articles

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5 Things You Didn't Know About Taiwanese Flag Carrier China Airlines

A few interesting facts about the Taoyuan-based SkyTeam member.

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24 Years Ago: China Airlines Flight 642 Crashes In Hong Kong

The flight was attempting to touch down in strong winds when it crashed.

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Philippine Airlines Expands Codeshare Agreement With China Airlines

The updated partnership includes multiple new destinations in the Philippines.

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The Most Notable New Airline Routes This Week

Routes go to the heart of airlines and airports, and I celebrate them in my weekly newsletter.

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China Airlines Passenger Complains About The Airline's Animal Treatment

Cat endures 35 hours without food or water due to "human error" on international flight from LAX to Taipei.

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Wow: China Airlines Gets 4,000 Applicants For Just 100 Cabin Crew Jobs

It was the airline's first local recruitment drive in over three years.

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China Airlines Orders GEnx-1B For Boeing 787 Fleet

The engine reportedly powers two out of every three 787 aircraft in service.

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EVA Air vs China Airlines – Which Taiwanese Carrier Is Better?

How do Taiwan's two major carriers compare when it comes to route network, fleet, and inflight service?

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ATR Bags Orders For 22 Aircraft Including All-Business Class Variant At Paris Air Show

The turboprop manufacturer revealed new sales and a new configuration for its 72-600.

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Boeing Logs First Paris Order As China Airlines Adds Eight 787 Dreamliners

The Taiwan-based airline has also converted some of its orders to the 787-10.

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Mandarin Airlines: The Taiwanese Regional Carrier That Used To Fly Boeing 747s

From domestic airline to long-haul operator, and back again

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California's Ontario International Airport Expects 1.8 Million Passengers This Summer Period

An upgraded Ontario Airport anticipates a summer busy with new services.

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China Airlines Exercises Options For Eight Boeing 787 Dreamliners

It may opt to convert the options from the 787-9 to the 787-10.

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China Airlines Flight 140: The Story Of Japan's Second-Deadliest Aviation Accident

The crash is also the third-deadliest involving the Airbus A300.

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China Airlines Offers 3-Star Michelin Cuisine From Taiwan's Le Palais

China Airlines believes its new 3-Star Michelin menu will help it to maximize its post-COVID recovery.

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Taipei Taoyuan International Airport: A Terminal Guide

Welcome to the heart of Asia.

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Review: Is Premium Economy Worth The Upgrade On Cathay Pacific's Regional Routes?

Regional premium economy is popular in Asia – we take a look at the options for this alongside a trip report on Cathay Pacific’s A350.

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Qantas Expands China Airlines Reward Flights And Extends COVID Credits

In two days of goods news for frequent flyers, Qantas and Jetstar have added more China Airlines options and another year to use COVID credits.

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Taiwanese Airlines Report Strong February Revenues

The airlines are optimistic about what recovery will look like this year.

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China Airlines Brings The Japanese Banquet To The Skies

Can the gastronomy of one of Japan's leading restaurants lure passengers into the premium cabins of China Airlines aircraft?