CHINA: China Airlines commits to SkyTeam

China Airlines signed an ‘adherence agreement’ recently with SkyTeam in Taipei, signaling the start of a joining process leading to full membership as the alliance’s 14th member by mid-2011. “The China Airlines network will complement those of Guangzhoubased China Southern and Shanghaibased China Eastern,” SkyTeam MD Marie-Joseph Male said. “As the largest passenger and cargo […]


China Airlines signed an ‘adherence agreement’ recently with SkyTeam in Taipei, signaling the start of a joining process leading to full membership as the alliance’s 14th member by mid-2011. “The China Airlines network will complement those of Guangzhoubased China Southern and Shanghaibased China Eastern,” SkyTeam MD Marie-Joseph Male said. “As the largest passenger and cargo airline providing services between both sides of the Taiwan Strait, the addition of China Airlines to SkyTeam will mark a major milestone in Taiwan’s efforts to become one of Asia’s leading air transport and business hubs.” Launched in 1959, China Airlines is Taiwan’s largest carrier and operates a fleet of 66 aircraft, including 46 passenger jets and 20 freighters, to 93 destinations in 28 countries.