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Founded in 1959 with two surplus PBY amphibious aircraft, China Airlines has grown to become the largest airline and the national flag carrier for the Republic of China located on the island of Taiwan. The company continues to grow through joint ventures and the acquisition of additional landing rights. Headquartered at Taoyuan International Airport, China Airlines operates more than 1,400 flights each week to 115 cities and 118 airports in Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania. Major cities serviced by China Airlines include Bangkok, Beijing, Delhi and Tokyo as well as Frankfurt, New York, Vancouver and Auckland. China Airlines also handles domestic air travel within Taiwan. The world’s 29th largest airline, it uses a plum blossom, the national flower, as the logo on its fleet of 90 aircraft. The current passenger fleet is comprised of a combination of Airbus A330, A340 and A350 as well as Boeing 737, 747 and 777 aircraft configured for short- and long-haul flights. China Airlines has codeshare agreements with several other major international carriers, including Alitalia, Delta, Qantas and Virgin America.
What to Expect:
China Airlines offers Business Class and Economy Class seats whose amenities like in-flight meals and beverages vary based on the type of plane servicing a particular route. Business class amenities on Boeing aircraft can include the Sky Lounge self-service galley and turndown service when the seat is converted to its 78-inch lie-flat sleeping mode. On some Airbus aircraft, the seats recline 150 degrees. While business class seats are equipped with in-flight entertainment screens ranging from 10.4 to 18 inches and USB ports, economy class seats have screens ranging from 6.5 to 11.1 inches. Fantasy Sky is the airline’s in-flight entertainment system. In addition to movies and other video programs, the system provides exterior camera views and connecting flight information. Passengers are allowed two pieces of checked baggage and one carry-on. Frequent fliers may check an additional bag. Excess or specialty baggage fees range from as low as $85 for the first bag to as high as $225 for a second and subsequent bag depending upon the flight’s origination and destination airports.