The plane features a unique joint livery that combines the Taiwan-based airline’s distinctive plum blossom logo with Airbus’ exclusive A350 XWB carbon fibre pattern.
UK minister for international trade, Greg Hands, and the UK trade envoy to Taiwan, Lord Faulkner, have attended the launch of a new link from the UK to Taipei.
China Airlines of Taiwan has become the second airline to join a programme to use a blend of traditional and sustainable biofuels to power aircraft for delivery flights from Airbus.
China Airlines is returning to the UK following a five-year hiatus, with the launch of a new non-stop service between London Gatwick and Taipei’s Taoyuan International from December.
Airbus has delivered its 100th A350 XWB, just some 30 months after the first delivery of the world’s most modern wide-body aircraft in December 2014. The aircraft delivered is an A350-900 for China Airlines.
China Airlines and Japan Airlines today signed a memorandum of understanding to expand their strategic cooperation on cargo and passenger transportation.
China Airlines has taken delivery of its first A350-900, becoming the ninth airline to operate the world’s newest and most efficient twin engine wide-body airliner. CAL’s A350-900 is configured with a premium three class layout with a total of 306 seats, comprising 32 in Premium Business class, convertible to fully lie-flat beds, 31 in Premium Economy and 243 in the main cabin.
Korean Air has announced an extended codeshare agreement with China Airlines, increasing the flights offered by Korean Air between South Korea and Taiwan. Following regulatory approval, flights will be added between Seoul and Kaohsiung and also between Busan and Taipei. A codeshare is an aviation business partnership whereby a flight operated by one airline, is jointly marketed by one or more other airlines.
China Airlines, the Taiwan-based carrier, will relocate its regional base to Al Maktoum International at Dubai World Central with effect from today. The first flight, which arrived at 10:00 from Taipei, was welcomed by a traditional water salute by executives from the airline and Dubai Airports.
Air New Zealand has signed a licensing agreement with China Airlines for its Economy Skycouch seat. Under the terms of the agreement, China Airlines will commence the introduction of the Skycouch to its fleet of new 777-300ERs from September this year.
Today Transaero Airlines, Russia’s second largest carrier, and China Airlines have concluded a code-share agreement on joint operation of flights on the Moscow-Bangkok-Taipei route.