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Taiwan (formerly known as Formosa) is an island in East Asia and is a province and the seat of government of the Republic of China, also claimed as a province by the People's Republic of China, which administers mainland China. On the west, Taiwan is separated from the mainland by the Taiwan Strait, and bordered on the north by the East China Sea, on the east by the Pacific Ocean, and on the south by the South China Sea. The largest and capital city is Taipei
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July 13, 2017  Starlux Airlines [added] was rebranded from Star Universe Airways (2016-2017) [status change]
January 14, 2017 TransAsia Airways will be dissolved and all of its flight operations will be suspended because of its deteriorating financial situation [status change]
December 17, 2016 V air was TransAsia Airways's name for it's lo-cost carrier & it began services on 17Dec2014. Ceased operations on 01Oct2016 [status change]

Airline

Status Operating Dates

Air Asia   

Unsure 1967* - 1967*
^ Comments : Air Asia was a wholly-owned subsidiary of Air America

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Air Taiwan   

Unconfirmed (****)
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Asia Aviation Services   

Unconfirmed (****)
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Asia Pacific Airlines   

Inactive 2003* - 2004*
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Astro Airlines   

Unsure 1998 - 2000*
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CAT (Civil Air Transport)   

Inactive 1953 - 1968
^ Comments : CAT was created by Chennault on 25Oct1946 as Chinese (CNRRA) Air Transport. Ceased operations on 16Feb1968. Was the national airline of Taiwan until it's demise

^ Genealogy : Chinese (CNRRA) Air Transport >CAT (Civil Air Transport)

Chian Airlines   

Unsure 1998* - 1999*
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China Airlines   

Active 1962 - date
^ Comments : China Airlines was formed on 16Dec1959 & domestic operations started 31Oct1962. Founded by a retired air force officer and initially concentrated on charter flights. International services began on 01Dec1966 between Taipei and Saigon. Passenger and cargo airline that was designated the national airline of Taiwan after the demise of CAT.

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China Airlines Cargo   

Unsure 1999* - 2002*
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China Asia Airlines   

Renamed 1995* - 1995
^ Comments : U-Land Airlines was founded in May1988 as China Asia Airlines. Ceased operations in Jun2000

^ Genealogy : China Asia Airlines >U-Land Airlines

Chinese (CNRRA) Air Transport   

Renamed 1946* - 1953*
^ Comments : CAT was created by Chennault on 25Oct1946 as Chinese (CNRRA) Air Transport

^ Genealogy : Chinese (CNRRA) Air Transport >CAT (Civil Air Transport)

Daily Air  updated

Active 2005 - date
^ Comments : Daily Air was formed in 2004 & launched services on 08Jun2005 (Helicopter operator that has started fixed-wing services)

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EVA Air   

Active 1991 - date
^ Comments : Eva Air was founded by Y F Chang as Evergreen Airways in Mar1989 but changed prior to start because of the US airline of same name. EVA operations started on 01Jul1991

^ Genealogy : Evergreen Airways >EVA Air

EVA Air Cargo   

Active 1999* - date
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Evergreen Airways   

Renamed (1989)
^ Comments : Eva Air was founded by Y F Chang as Evergreen Airways in Mar1989 but changed prior to start because of the US airline of same name. EVA operations started on 01Jul1991

^ Genealogy : Evergreen Airways >EVA Air

Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT)  updated

Active 1957 - date
^ Comments : Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT) was established on 05Jun1957 & began charter operations on 15Nov1957. Scheduled services began in 1965. Ceased operations 13May2008 but resrted on 18Apr2011

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Formosa Airlines   

Renamed 1987 - 1999
^ Comments : Formosa Airlines was founded on 05May1966 with operations starting on 01Jul1966 as Yung Shing Airlines. Renamed in 1987 to Formosa Airlines & merged into Mandarin Airlines on 08Aug1999

^ Genealogy : Yung Shing Airlines >Formosa Airlines >>Mandarin Airlines

Foshing Airlines   

Renamed 1951* - 1989*
^ Comments : TransAsia Airways was formed on 21May1951 as Foshing Airlines, the first private civil airline in Taiwan. It will be dissolved and all of its flight operations will be suspended because of its deteriorating financial situation.

^ Genealogy : Foshing Airlines >TransAsia Airways

Foshing Airlines   

Unsure 2002* - 2003*
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Global Airlines   

Not started (2016)
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Golden Eagle Air Transport   

Unsure **** - ****
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Great China Airlines   

Unsure 1978* - 1979*
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Great China Airlines   

Renamed 1989 - 1998
^ Comments : Uni Air was formed as Makung Airlines in 1988 & started operations on 30Jun1989. Merged with Taiwan Airlines and Great China Airlines on 01Jul1998, retaining Uni Air name

^ Genealogy : Taiwan Airlines + Great China Airlines >>Uni Air

Great Wing Airlines   

Unsure 2004* - 2006*
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Kinmen Airlines   

Not started (2016)
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Makung Airlines   

Renamed 1989 - 1996
^ Comments : Uni Air was formed as Makung Airlines in 1988 & started operations on 30Jun1989. Merged with Taiwan Airlines and Great China Airlines on 01Jul1998, retaining Uni Air name

^ Genealogy : Makung Airlines >Makung International Airways >Uni Air

Mandarin Airlines   

Active 1991 - date
^ Comments : Mandarin Airlines was established on 01Jun1991 as Sky Rider, renamed before starting. Started operations on 16Oct1991. Formosa Airlines merged in on 08Aug1999

^ Genealogy : Sky Rider Airlines >Mandarin Airlines

Sky Rider Airlines   

Not started (1991)
^ Comments : Mandarin Airlines was established on 01Jun1991 as Sky Rider, renamed before starting. Started operations on 16Oct1991. Formosa Airlines merged in on 08Aug1999

^ Genealogy : Sky Rider Airlines >Mandarin Airlines

Star Universe Airways  added

Renamed 2016 - 2017
^ Comments : Starlux Airlines was rebranded from Star Universe Airways (2016-2017)

^ Genealogy : Star Universe Airways >Starlux Airlines

Starlux Airlines  added

Planned 2017 >
^ Comments : Starlux Airlines was rebranded from Star Universe Airways (2016-2017)

^ Genealogy : Star Universe Airways >Starlux Airlines

Sunrise Airlines   

Not started (2004)
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TAC (Taiwan Aviation Corp.)(Taiwan Airlines)   

Renamed 1976 - 1997
^ Comments : Uni Air was formed as Makung Airlines in 1988 & started operations on 30Jun1989. Merged with Taiwan Airlines and Great China Airlines on 01Jul1998, retaining Uni Air name

^ Genealogy : Taiwan Aviation >TAC >Taiwan Airlines + Great China Airlines >>Uni Air

Taiwan Airlines   

Renamed 1997 - 1998
^ Comments : Uni Air was formed as Makung Airlines in 1988 & started operations on 30Jun1989. Merged with Taiwan Airlines and Great China Airlines on 01Jul1998, retaining Uni Air name

^ Genealogy : Taiwan Aviation >TAC >Taiwan Airlines + Great China Airlines >>Uni Air

Taiwan Aviation   

Renamed 1966* - 1976
^ Comments : Uni Air was formed as Makung Airlines in 1988 & started operations on 30Jun1989. Merged with Taiwan Airlines and Great China Airlines on 01Jul1998, retaining Uni Air name

^ Genealogy : Taiwan Aviation >TAC >Taiwan Airlines + Great China Airlines >>Uni Air

Tigerair Taiwan   

Active 2014 - date
^ Comments : Tigerair Taiwan started operations with A.320 aircraft on 26Sep2014

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TransAsia Airways   

Inactive 1992 - 2016
^ Comments : TransAsia Airways was formed on 21May1951 as Foshing Airlines, the first private civil airline in Taiwan. It will be dissolved and all of its flight operations will be suspended because of its deteriorating financial situation

^ Genealogy : Foshing Airlines >TransAsia Airways

U-Land Airlines   

Inactive 1995 - 2000
^ Comments : U-Land Airlines was founded in May1988 as China Asia Airlines. Ceased operations in Jun2000

^ Genealogy : China Asia Airlines >U-Land Airlines

Uni Air   

Active 1996 - date
^ Comments : Uni Air was formed as Makung Airlines in 1988 & started operations on 30Jun1989. Merged with Taiwan Airlines and Great China Airlines on 01Jul1998, retaining Uni Air name

^ Genealogy : Makung Airlines >Makung International Airways >Uni Air

V air   

Inactive 2014 - 2016
^ Comments : V air is TransAsia Airways' name for it's lo-cost carrier & it began services on 17Dec2014. Ceased operations on 01Oct2016

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Winner Airways   

Unsure 1970* - 1970*
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Yung Shing Airlines   

Unsure 1966 - 1987
^ Comments : Formosa Airlines was founded 0n 05May1966 with operations starting on 01Jul1966 as Yung Shing Airlines. Renamed in 1987 to Formosa Airlines & merged into Mandarin Airlines on 08Aug1999

^ Genealogy : Yung Shing Airlines >Formosa Airlines >>Mandarin Airlines

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