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by kaichinshih
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo Miracle: CI Turns Profit for Q2
Replies: 2
Views: 1121

Cargo Miracle: CI Turns Profit for Q2

With the peak in global freight rates in May, China Airlines (Taiwan) has turned a profit for Q2 Q2 profits at 245.9m NTD (8.4m USD) Q1 loss at 377.3m NTD (12.8m USD) H1 loss at 131.3m NTD (4.5m USD) The figures can be attributed to a number of factors, including supply-demand imbalance in the freig...

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by kaichinshih
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Odd Ones: CI & KE Expecting Q2 2020 Profits
Replies: 6
Views: 1884

Re: The Odd Ones: CI & KE Expecting Q2 2020 Profits

Ishrion wrote:
Maybe Korean Air is the undisclosed 777X/787/777F customer :spin:

But seriously, great to see some airlines doing well.


Exactly. To think that Korean Air was "fighting for survival" earlier this year. Now they're one of better ones!

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by kaichinshih
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Odd Ones: CI & KE Expecting Q2 2020 Profits
Replies: 6
Views: 1884

The Odd Ones: CI & KE Expecting Q2 2020 Profits

Korean Air and Taiwan's China Airlines are both expected to turn at least an operational profit for Q2 2020. Various factors are at play, but major ones include skyrocketing freight rates, low oil prices, recovering domestic market, and (unfortunate) staff pay-cuts/ furloughs. China Airlines : Cargo...

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by kaichinshih
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BR Planning MXP and Germany (MUC Rumored)
Replies: 6
Views: 2274

BR Planning MXP + Eyeing FCO & Germany (MUC Rumored)

At its annual media gala, EVA Air CEO disclosed that the company is actively planning flights to Milan. The airline intends to launch 4 weekly TPE-MXP flights by Q1 2020. Current bilateral agreements allow BR to fly twice weekly to Milan. The two additional flights will either involve amendments to ...

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by kaichinshih
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines Pilot Union Strike: 28 Flights Cancelled
Replies: 2
Views: 502

China Airlines Pilot Union Strike: 28 Flights Cancelled

China Airlines has been hit by yet another strike, this time by the Pilot Union. This is the second strike at the airline in three years. The first, also the first in Taiwanese aviation history, was coordinated by the Flight Attendants Union in 2016 and ended within a day after the new management ag...

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by kaichinshih
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Disappointed with NZ Skycouch (Family Couch)
Replies: 38
Views: 18030

Re: CI Disappointed with NZ Skycouch (Family Couch)

Latest information regarding the product:
1) Most popular Family Couch route was that to/from LAX
2) On the best performing route, only an average of 40% Family Couches were sold
3) Final Family Couch reservation to be completed Feb 2019

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by kaichinshih
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Announces MXP & PRG + Considering A350-1000
Replies: 13
Views: 4540

Re: CI Announces MXP & PRG + Considering A350-1000

-Possible 5th freedom route from Prague: CI CEO made two comments hinting a possible 5th freedom route from PRG. First, he stated how Czech officials have offered to allow 5th freedom routes from Prague. Secondly, he said how Prague may "initially be paired with Vienna". Is this hinting a...

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by kaichinshih
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Announces MXP & PRG + Considering A350-1000
Replies: 13
Views: 4540

Re: CI Announces MXP & PRG + Considering A350-1000

Excellent news! No doubt the Airbus A350 is the best plane for CI to expand more, will be interested in the regional version to replace the A333?. The A350-1000 is excellent for its missions in North America like YVR, SFO, LAX and JFK A333 replacements should be announced soon. Back in late-2017, C...

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by kaichinshih
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Announces MXP & PRG + Considering A350-1000
Replies: 13
Views: 4540

CI Announces MXP & PRG + Considering A350-1000

Taking place today is the delivery ceremony of China Airlines-Airbus Co-Branded A350-900. The aircraft, registered B-18918, is the 14th and final CI A350 on order. It is decorated with a special version of the Airbus carbon fiber livery. ***Official assembly + painting video: https://www.youtube.com...

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by kaichinshih
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Incredible Video of Decoy Flare Around CI A350
Replies: 0
Views: 1021

Incredible Video of Decoy Flare Around CI A350

Some amazing celebrations to welcome the Chinese Taipei athletes back from the Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. R.O.C. (Taiwan) Air Force dispatched 3 F-16 jets (1 for video-recording) to escort a China Airlines Airbus A350-900 carrying the last batch of athletes back from Jakarta. After the A350 ...

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by kaichinshih
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?
Replies: 70
Views: 7494

Re: CIs next US city-MKE? What others?

BR have a daily late night and 3-4/week afternoon JFK-TPE. BOS would be a good one for CI to start some new N American destinations. JFK currently has 1 daily BR and 4 weekly CI. BR has already cut down their operation in the East Coast and YYZ will go to 5 weekly in the coming months as well. I do...

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by kaichinshih
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 640524

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Potato quality but is this china airlines special livery a350? https://twitter.com/mba340/status/1012578890823454720 Better version: https://farm1.staticflickr.com/917/41293330930_19682befd8_b.jpg Msn239 F-WZFU 30/6/2018 by A380_TLS_A350 , on Flickr Where are they going to write China Airlines, bet...

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by kaichinshih
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 49951

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

CI to send 77W to MEL starting 10/29, replacing A359. Frequency unchanged (3-weekly). Source: https://www.ttnmedia.com/?p=35721 Interesting... would have thought they would increase frequency before upgauging the aircraft! SYD, LGW, and VIE all seeing frequency cuts. Perhaps we'll see A359 being sh...

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by kaichinshih
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018
Replies: 482
Views: 49951

Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2018

CI to send 77W to MEL starting 10/29, replacing A359. Frequency unchanged (3-weekly).

Source: https://www.ttnmedia.com/?p=35721

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by kaichinshih
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 640524

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Other recent movements in TLS: MSN 178 (CA#3) rolled out to the flightline MSN 223 (SQ) on the move getting cabin fitted MSN 225 (CX) entered cabin instal MSN 230 (SQ) entered cabin instal MSN 239 (CI#14) rolled out to the flightline in a special co-Airbus livery MSN 249 (QR) rolled out of FAL MSN ...

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by kaichinshih
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights
Replies: 102
Views: 20375

Re: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights

CI LA office stated that ONT landing/departure times will be shifted to night time hours in winter schedules. This is expected to help passengers connect to SE Asian and Mainland destinations. Finally a move in the right direction? Source: https://www.worldjournal.com/5622410/article-%E5%AE%89%E5%A...

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by kaichinshih
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights
Replies: 102
Views: 20375

Re: CI reducing TPE-ONT flights

CI LA office stated that ONT landing/departure times will be shifted to night time hours in winter schedules. This is expected to help passengers connect to SE Asian and Mainland destinations. Finally a move in the right direction? Source: https://www.worldjournal.com/5622410/article-%E5%AE%89%E5%A4...

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by kaichinshih
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greater China Thread - 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 5846

Re: Greater China Thread - 2018

China Airlines President stated that CI will be announcing an aircraft order next month (perhaps at Farnborough?). The order will include aircraft for Mandarin Airlines (thus likely referring to the narrowbody order?). If this order does end up being the narrowbody order, it will put an end to the >...

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by kaichinshih
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greater China Thread - 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 5846

Re: Greater China Thread - 2018

HNA Group announces plans for operate 100 ARJ21 and 200 C919 from COMAC. The aircraft will be deployed to various HNA subsidiaries, including Ghana-based AWA (Africa World Airlines), which is expected to receive ARJ21s. HNA Group previously placed order for 15 C919. It is likely that the 200 C919 or...

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by kaichinshih
Thu May 31, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greater China Thread - 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 5846

Re: Greater China Thread - 2018

Loong Air takes delivery of first LEAP-1A-powered A320neo in China. Other Chinese A320neo family jets were delivered with PW1000G engines.
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by kaichinshih
Wed May 30, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greater China Thread - 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 5846

Re: Greater China Thread - 2018

The first Donghai Airlines Shenzhen - Darwin nonstop flight DZ6223, operated by Boeing 737-800, has touched down in Darwin. This marks the first Chinese carrier and route to Darwin and the Northern Territory.

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by kaichinshih
Tue May 29, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greater China Thread - 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 5846

Re: Greater China Thread - 2018

First Shanghai Airlines Boeing 787-9 B-1111 rolls out from paint shop. B-1111 will become the 100th aircraft of the airline. Note that the aircraft features the 737MAX version of the livery (curves end before nose). https://wx2.sinaimg.cn/mw690/7363c23ely1frqvrwv4t6j21kw11v7wi.jpg https://wx1.sinaim...

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by kaichinshih
Sun May 20, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1683
Views: 640524

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Taiwanese aviation forums are circulating a rumor about China Airlines CI#14 B-18918 wearing an Airbus co-branded livery (like what the airline did with Boeing on a 747 and 777). If the rumors are true, the scheme will be a mash-up of the CI livery and Airbus Carbon livery (gray/black replaced with ...

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by kaichinshih
Mon May 14, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is the A350 so expensive?
Replies: 142
Views: 27646

Re: Why is the A350 so expensive?

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I heard back in 2008-ish how airlines were choosing the A350 b/c it was cheaper (+ had a more negotiable price) than the 787. Should the OP be correct, did this change in situation arise from the 787 suffering from various battery and engine issues while the A350 has a (...

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by kaichinshih
Fri May 04, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018
Replies: 1177
Views: 317327

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2018

FM first 789 to feature special decals to celebrate the 100th aircraft of Shanghai Airlines
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by kaichinshih
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Disappointed with NZ Skycouch (Family Couch)
Replies: 38
Views: 18030

Re: CI Disappointed with NZ Skycouch (Family Couch)

https://goo.gl/images/ye8KQy


Does make me wonder, however, how NZ is doing with their Skycouch. Afterall, didn't they recently announce some minor upgrades to the product?
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downdata wrote:
Great idea on paper until you realise just how little space the seats have. Personally id rather be standing the whole way.

https://goo.gl/images/ye8KQy


Does make me wonder, however, how NZ is doing with their Skycouch. Afterall, didn't they recently announce some minor upgrades to the product?

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by kaichinshih
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Disappointed with NZ Skycouch (Family Couch)
Replies: 38
Views: 18030

Re: CI Disappointed with NZ Skycouch (Family Couch)

Just observing that Air NZ and Azul carefully do not refer to the product as a family oriented service as the first word of the product name. I feel like this probably gives it a broader appeal and a larger potential market beyond merely the “parents with 0-11 year olds” demographic. That's true. T...

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by kaichinshih
Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Disappointed with NZ Skycouch (Family Couch)
Replies: 38
Views: 18030

CI Disappointed with NZ Skycouch (Family Couch)

According to the Central News Agency of Taiwan, China Airlines is rapidly shrinking operations of the "Family Couch" product (CI's version of the Air New Zealand "Skycouch". The following are some of the key facts: 1. Only the first 6 A350s delivered (14 ordered in total) have Fa...

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by kaichinshih
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greater China Thread - 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 5846

Re: Greater China Thread - 2018

Sichuan Airlines has placed a $3.2 billion order for 10 Airbus A350-900XWB to supplement the 4 leased A359s, including the panda special livery. The airline is also planning on launching 4 long-haul routes in 2018. Planned destinations include Cairo, Tel Aviv, Copenhagen, and Boston. Source: http://...

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by kaichinshih
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 218515

Re: LH introduces revised livery

This from a DW article about the new livery: “A new font will also be incorporated into the design, according to designer Ronald Wild.” Perhaps what has been leaked isn’t the final rendition? http://amp.dw.com/en/lufthansa-new-blue-design-revealed-online/a-42418233 The new font is a "simplifie...

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by kaichinshih
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread - 2018
Replies: 618
Views: 75370

Re: San Diego Thread 2018

Also posted this in the Greater China Thread: Hainan Airlines has held a press conference for the new service connecting Beijing to Mexico City via. Tijuana. The thrice-weekly services will be launched March 21 with the Boeing 787. The CBX facility at TIJ was specifically mentioned; Hainan Airlines ...

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by kaichinshih
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greater China Thread - 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 5846

Re: Greater China Thread - 2018

Hainan Airlines has held a press conference for the new service connecting Beijing to Mexico City via. Tijuana. The thrice-weekly services will be launched March 21 with the Boeing 787. The CBX facility at TIJ was specifically mentioned; Hainan Airlines will be tackling the San Diego market with thi...

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by kaichinshih
Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greater China Thread - 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 5846

Re: Greater China Thread - 2018

According to China Airlines President Hsieh, CI is still considering whether the A350-1000 is the right aircraft for CI. In the US, only Los Angeles can support the capacity of the aircraft type. However, as the O&D market is small and more countries (likely referring to SE Asia) are launching n...

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by kaichinshih
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca to fly A330-300s
Replies: 42
Views: 11556

Re: Avianca to fly A330-300s

https://www.facebook.com/TIAfans/posts/1598436926871148
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Avianca A333s N803AV and N804AV leaving TPE in ex-operator Transasia livery

https://www.facebook.com/TIAfans/posts/1598436926871148

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by kaichinshih
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH introduces revised livery
Replies: 1106
Views: 218515

Re: Rumor: LH might introduce a new/revised livery in 2018

pretty boring and unimaginative but not bad...i feel the same way about it as i did about AC's refresh. At least AC kept the red! i think LH should have (maybe) extended the white stripe along the leading edge of the vertical tail along all edges of the vertical tail. I think it could have added a ...

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by kaichinshih
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greater China Thread - 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 5846

Re: Greater China Thread - 2018

Air Belgium aims to serve Hong Kong starting the end of March 2018 after the arrival of its first of 4 A340-300 in mid-February 2018. Instead of Brussels Airport, Air Belgium will be utilizing the smaller Brussels South Charleroi Airport. http://www.airbelgium.com/en/press/brussels-south-airport-wil...

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by kaichinshih
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greater China Thread - 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 5846

Re: Greater China Thread - 2018

Writing these lines from the CA-lounge in PEK... I have to say that Air China really has to find a way to improve services. Just three examples from one single flight: 1.) FA don’t speak English on an international flight... 2.) toilets in the first class lounge in PEK are in a very bad state and n...

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by kaichinshih
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greater China Thread - 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 5846

Re: Greater China Thread - 2018

Wikipedia tells me that the term "Greater China" offends some people from Taiwan: "But to avoid any political connotation, the term Chinese-speaking world or Sinophone world is often used instead of Greater China ... The term is often used to avoid invoking sensitivities over the pol...

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by kaichinshih
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greater China Thread - 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 5846

Re: Greater China Thread - 2018

Cross-strait tensions continue to escalate following the Mainland activating south-to-north operations on air route M503, located near the Taiwan Strait Middle Line. [Taiwanese CAA Blocks Applications for 176 Chinese New Year Charters] The Civil Aviation Authority of Taiwan has taken action on airli...

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by kaichinshih
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greater China Thread - 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 5846

Greater China Thread - 2018

I've noticed that aviation news from Greater China hasn't gotten much attention on Airliners.net. While the situation is understandable as this page is geared towards native English speakers, I believe that many interesting and "different" developments in China are worthy of being discusse...

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by kaichinshih
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East Asian Airlines at Newark Liberty
Replies: 40
Views: 7149

Re: East Asian Airlines at Newark Liberty

Apparently CI is looking at other airports in NYC since fees at JFK are too high. Let's see if they'll move to EWR.
(Source in Traditional Chinese: https://udn.com/news/story/7266/2854614)

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by kaichinshih
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Launches LGW + Future Codeshare with BA
Replies: 22
Views: 5255

Re: CI Launches LGW + Future Codeshare with BA

But was that really the situation, did China Airlines actually off load passengers baggage in favour of cargo on the inaugural TPE to LGW route as I find that rather hard to believe regardless of what has been posted by the OP. I can't see that from the two links posted by the OP... It was original...

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by kaichinshih
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Launches LGW + Future Codeshare with BA
Replies: 22
Views: 5255

Re: CI Launches LGW + Future Codeshare with BA

Water cannon salute under the iconic Gatwick Air Bridge
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by kaichinshih
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Launches LGW + Future Codeshare with BA
Replies: 22
Views: 5255

CI Launches LGW + Future Codeshare with BA

China Airlines today returns to London after a 5-year hiatus. The first CI69 flight, operated by the "Blue Magpie" (Urocissa caerulea) special livery Airbus A350-900XWB, is currently enroute to London Gatwick with 306 passengers onboard. The flight time is estimated to be about 13 hours. C...

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by kaichinshih
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA Air's New Safety Video
Replies: 3
Views: 759

Re: EVA Air's New Safety Video

The video was bashed in Taiwan. Google Translate the comment section on the EVA Facebook page (Taiwan regional page) and the local forum PTT Aviation. Most criticized how EVA put too much focus on delivering something new and different (arguable...cough AF), yet failed to satisfy the primary purpose...

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by kaichinshih
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX
Replies: 75
Views: 12112

Re: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX

Latest updates from UDN News (Source: https://udn.com/news/story/6813/2690592 ) China Airlines VP of North America stated that CI will launch "trial" flights to ONT likely later this year and regular flights in 2018. Aircraft types in consideration include the 77W and A359. CI expects SE A...

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by kaichinshih
Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX
Replies: 75
Views: 12112

Re: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX

coolfish1103 wrote:
Yes, a political route for "what reason" remains unknown.


I'd place my bets on arms sale to Taiwan
Either for a future sale in the workings
Or to thank Rep. Royce on the sale that got approved in June

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