Trex8 From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 5282 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2923 times:
Mandarin was used to operate China Airlines flights to Australia/NZ/Canada and various other places in europe where CI could not display the ROC (Taiwan) flag on its old livery because of political restrictions by Beijing on those countries regarding airlines from Taiwan.
Now that CIs new livery does not have a flag and Beijing is not as anal now about the problem as before, Mandarin has been relegated to domestic Taiwan services (having also taken over Formosa Airlines) and some charters to the far east.
SQ have nuthin to do with Mandarin (or CI).