From the moment you step aboard you’re greeted by the warm, welcoming smiles of the China Airline’s crew. The distinctive colour scheme, chosen from the airline’s plum blossom flower logo, radiates its purple hue from the crew’s uniform though to the cabin interior. This delightful theme imbues a truly Taiwanese ambience, and so it should, as China Airlines is the national flag carrier of Taiwan.
Officially ranked as a SKYTRAX 4 Star airline, and with a network servicing 98 destinations in 29 countries across Asia, Oceania, Europe or North America, China Airlines is the perfect choice for leisure or business travel.
From the 28th September 2011 China Airlines formerly join SkyTeam the world’s second largest airline alliance. Taipei’s Taoyuan International Airport will become a global SkyTeam hub offering seamless connections and greater code share flight options for China Airlines’ customers. Becoming the 15th SkyTeam airline member the new network will increase China Airline’s reach across 14,000 flights to over 900 destinations in 169 countries.
With one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the world China Airlines operate 68 aircraft including B747-400, A340-300, A330-300, B737-800 and B747-400F Freighters. All passenger aircraft operate in a two class configuration except for the B747’s which, have been recently retrofitted in a major upgrade of cabin amenities, operate in a three class configuration
Dynasty Lounges are located in; Taipei (Terminals 1 & 2), Kaohsiung, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Tokyo, Okinawa, Honolulu and San Francisco.
Australian and New Zealand passengers can utilise; Sydney - Qantas’ lounge, Brisbane - Air New Zealand’s lounge and in Auckland - Air New Zealand’s lounge
China Airlines' Dynasty frequent flyer program has three elite tiers; Gold, Emerald, and Paragon. Members from September 28 can earn and redeem points on SkyTeam member airlines.
China Airline’s in-flight entertainment system “Fantasy Sky” is available on all aircraft fitted with Audio Video on Demand (AVOD) entertainment consoles. Fantasy Sky is freely available with direct access to a library of latest release movies, television shows, songs, video games as well as aircraft exterior views. It’s available in three languages; English, Japanese and Mandarin.
The in-flight magazine, also called Dynasty, is written with articles in English, Chinese and Japanese.
China Airlines Schedules
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
Australian passengers from Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide are provided with complimentary Qantas domestic flights to connect with the four weekly CI flights ex Sydney and three weekly CI flights ex Brisbane
Sydney +61 2 92315588
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Los Angeles - double daily non stop
Los Angeles 1800 2275118
Amsterdam - daily
For more information
Monday, 26 September 2011
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: R.M