China Airlines (CI) is the national airline of the Republic of China (Taiwan). The airline that was founded in 1959 has its hubs at the Taoyuan International Airport and the Kaohsiung International Airport. The airline is also the largest airline of Taiwan. The airline is headquartered at CAL Park, Dayuan, Taoyuan City, Republic of China.
The airline flies with a slogan ‘Journey with a caring smile.’ The airline has three subsidiaries - Mandarin Airlines (operates domestic and regional China Airlines flights), China Airlines Cargo (operates a fleet of freighter aircraft and manages cargo-hold capacity), and Tigerair Taiwan (a low-cost carrier owned by China Airlines Group). The airline has codeshare agreements with 20 major airlines including Air Europa, KLM, Qantas, WestJet, Virgin America, Shanghai Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Japan Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Bangkok Airways, etc.
Connectivity and Fleet Size
Make China Airlines bookings to fly to over 140 destinations in 29 countries/ districts. Book airline tickets to fly to popular destinations like Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Rome, London, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Honolulu, Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Montreal, Sydney, Melbourne, Taipei and much more.
As of May 2017, the China Airlines fleet comprises of 83 aircraft including Airbus A330-300 (24), Airbus A350-900 (6), Boeing 737-800 (19), Boeing 747-400 (6), Boeing 777-300ER (10) and Boeing 747-400F (18).
Services and Amenities
Make China Airlines reservations to enjoy a wide range of in-flight services and amenities aboard China Airlines flights.
Fantasy Sky, the in-flight entertainment system offers an extensive range of movies, TV shows and music channels to passengers aboard China Airlines flights. The in-flight entertainment system comes in three different languages including Traditional Chinese, English and Japanese.
China Airlines flights offer a variety of meals on global routes. Special meals can also be requested by all passengers at the time of booking airline tickets. Business and First Class passengers are offered meals from well-known Taiwanese restaurants and hotels. The airline also offers refreshment or snacks boxes on all the international flights.
The Boeing 777-300ER and Airbus A350-900 aircraft contain self-service galley bar which has been named Sky Lounge. Only Premium Business Class passengers can access the Sky Lounge and serve themselves with coffee, tea, alcoholic beverages, noodles and snacks.
In-flight Wi-Fi service is also available on some of the aircraft. Passengers can enjoy internet service by paying an additional charge. Free services like weather updates and news articles are given. However, phone calls and video calls are not permitted.
China Airlines prints a total of three in-flight magazines i.e. DYNASTY, Fantasy Sky and Sky Boutique. These magazines are available in all aircraft.
All passengers are permitted to carry only one piece of carry-on baggage that should not weigh over 17 lbs. The maximum permitted dimensions for the carry-on baggage are 22x14x9 inches.
Also, one personal item including handbag, small camera, umbrella, laptop and infant food can be carried in addition to the free carry-on baggage allowance. Passengers traveling with Business Class airline tickets are permitted to carry one extra travel garment bag with thickness after folding not exceeding 20 cm.
For trips from and to the Americas and the U.S. and Canadian territories: The Economy Class passengers are permitted to carry only two pieces as checked baggage. The maximum dimensions of each bag should not exceed 62 inches and each bag should not weigh over 50 lbs.
The Premium Economy Class passengers are allowed to carry two pieces of checked baggage. The maximum dimensions of each bag should not exceed 62 inches and each bag should not weigh over 61 lbs.
The Business Class passengers are allowed to carry two pieces of checked baggage. The maximum dimensions of each bag should not exceed 62 inches and each bag should not weigh over 70 lbs.
For more weight allowance, do contact the reservation office of China Airlines at least 24 hours prior to flight departure. After booking your China Airlines tickets check the baggage allowance mentioned on your airline ticket.