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Mandarin Airlines

Fri Nov 24, 2000 5:37 am


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I think this airline was created because of the troubles between China and Taiwain, right?
So I assume they only operate China Airlines' HK and Chinese operations?

Apparently, they have been flying quite many types: 747SP, 747-400, 737-800, Do-228.

Also, isn't there any plan to scrap the airline? (I may be wrong).

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RE: Mandarin Airlines

Fri Nov 24, 2000 10:56 am

I know they created this airline to fly to places that did not recognize Taiwan as Republic of China. Since China Airlines is the flag carrier of the Republic of China, they had no landing rights in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and certain European cities (i.e. Amsterdam). The Mandarin planes were used on routes to Vancouver, BC, Sydney, and Auckland among other cites. The airline also took over China Airlines domestic routes in Taiwan.

I am not sure if there are plans to scrap the airline, but I noticed that China Airlines are now flying to Sydney, Australia, and Vancouver, Canada.
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RE: Mandarin Airlines

Fri Nov 24, 2000 11:03 am

both China Airlines and Mandarin Airlines fly to Hong Kong

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RE: Mandarin Airlines

Fri Nov 24, 2000 11:17 am

Mandarin Airlines flies to HKG on China Airlines flights. They carry China Airlines flight numbers and their callsign is "Dynasty", same as CI.

I believe the plan is for Mandarin to become a Taiwan-domestic-only carrier, while CI will take over all international routes previously operated with Mandarin aircraft. The sole Mandarin 744 has now been repainted in full CI colors, and I believe only one or two MD-11s are left in Mandarin colors. On the other hand, CI will transfer their 737-800's to Mandarin.

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RE: Mandarin Airlines

Fri Nov 24, 2000 2:37 pm


B-18151 and B-18172 are the two MD-11's in Mandarin colours.

The 747-400 is now B-18251 with China Airlines as you said.

I'm not sure about the 737-800's. The first two CI 737-800's B-18601 and B-18602 have been leased to Mandarin. However Mandarin have their own 737-800's on order. B-16803 and B-16805.

I for one am getting very confused with all these Taiwan reg's that are almost but not quite the same !!

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