Taiwan – is like alternative to China. Republic of China, created on the island formally recognize just some Third World states, but long-standing support of the USA and the great economic base help to Taiwan not only stay afloat, but also highly regarded as one of the "Asian tigers". Reliable air connection with major world centers and capitals of neighboring countries provides national airline "China Airlines", founded in 1959.
Flight Taipei - Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), held in 1966, was the first international flight of airline. Then was organized air communication with San Francisco, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Johannesburg... The first European city, which appeared on the route map «China Airlines», was Amsterdam. The company did not develop very rapidly, but there is no major upheavals in its history.
Today Taiwan is connected by regular flights to Bangkok, Vancouver, Amsterdam, Manila, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, New York, Singapore, Tokyo, Frankfurt am Main, Hanoi, Okinawa and other major cities in the world. Hong Kong is particularly popular destination. Despite the fact that formally the People's Republic of China is still in a state of war with Taiwan, in 2008 «China Airlines» operate regular flights to mainland China. Now route network comprises 77 destinations in 29 countries worldwide. Code-sharing agreements were signed with «Alitalia», «Delta Air Lines», «China Eastern Airlines», «China Southern Airlines», «Czech Airlines», «Japan Airlines». Fleet "China Airlines" - Boeing 747-400, Boeing 737-800, Airbus A350-900, Airbus A340-300, Airbus A330-300. Passengers select the following classes of service: First Class Cabin, Dynasty Supreme or Dynasty Cabin (analog business class), Economy Cabin. In May 2011 the average age of flights of the national carrier of Taiwan was a bit more than 8 years. China Airlines is the member of aviation alliance SkyTeam.
Service of "China Airlines" is quite good. On the board there are offered meals are delicious and asian-hearty. Entertainment? Of course, they are always ready! Complex «Fantasy Sky» - movies, TV shows, songs, video games in English, Japanese and Chinese. There is also a logbook in which you can find not only the airlines news, but interesting interview materials on the economic, social and culture. Dynasty Flyer Program is designed for frequent flyers who like to travel with pleasure and benefits.
Code ICAO: CAL;
Code IATA: CI;
Basic airports: Kaohsiung, Taipei Taiwan Taoyuan;
Address: 131 Section 3, Nanjing East Road, Taipei, 10410, Taiwan;
Phone: +886 2 2715 2233;
Fax: +886 2 2514 6005;
Official site China Ailines: http://www.china-airlines.com