3 OCTOBER 2011
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SkyTeam has welcomed China Airlines as its 15th member at a joining ceremony held in Taipei. The flag carrier of Taiwan and one of the world's leading cargo carriers, China Airlines becomes the first Taiwanese airline to join SkyTeam and cements the alliance's position in the Greater China region.
From its hub in Taipei, one of Asia's strongest economies, China Airlines operates a diverse passenger and cargo network throughout the wider Asia-Pacific region, North America and Europe, with a total of 224 daily departures to 80 destinations worldwide. The new member also brings three new destinations to the SkyTeam network: Okinawa and Miyazaki (Japan); and Surabaya (Indonesia).
Extensive choice of destinations in the Greater China region China Airlines complements the network of existing members, China Southern and China Eastern, and offers an extensive cross-strait operation to 20 major destinations in China.
China Airlines is both the flag carrier and the largest airline of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and semi-state owned. Currently it operates 49 aircraft and has the A350 EWB on order. www.china-airlines.com
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