Delta Air Lines and China
Airlines are expanding their present codeshare agreement so that
passengers traveling between the United States and Taiwan will have one
additional gateway choice for flights between the two countries. Delta
will place its code on flights offered by Delta’s codeshare partner China
Airlines between Seattle and Taipei beginning June 22, 2004. Last month, Delta initially placed its code on China Airlines flights from
Los Angeles, San Francisco, Honolulu and New York (JFK) to Taipei, Taiwan.
In the future, Delta will expand cooperation to include destinations
beyond the Taiwan carrier’s hub.
China Airlines already places its code on Delta flights from Los Angeles
and San Francisco to five U.S. destinations - Atlanta, Dallas/Ft. Worth,
Salt Lake City, Honolulu (from Los Angeles and San Francisco) and
Cincinnati. Reciprocal frequent flyer program cooperation began in 2002.
China Airlines, founded in 1959, provides service from Taipei to 46 cities
in 21 countries with a fleet of 61 Boeing, McDonnell Douglas and Airbus
aircraft. More than 6.8 million passengers fly each year on China
Airlines. The carrier has more than 9,100 employees worldwide.