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
Amendments  

06 Mar 2018

 StarLux Airlines is now expected to start operations by the end of 2019 [updated]

03 Sep 2017

Emerald Pacific Airlines is a business and private charter based out of Taichung Ching Chuan Kang (RMQ) [added]

13 Jul 2017 

Starlux Airlines [added] was rebranded from Star Universe Airways (2016-2017) [status change]

Air Asia   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1967* - 1967*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air Asia was a wholly-owned subsidiary of Air America
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air Taiwan   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Asia Aviation Services   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Asia Pacific Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003* - 2004*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Astro Airlines   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1998 - 2000*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

CAT (Civil Air Transport)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1953 - 1968
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Chinese (CNRRA) Air Transport >CAT (Civil Air Transport)
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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Chian Airlines   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1998* - 1999*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

China Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

1962 - date
Airline Code : CI : CAL
Genealogy : Nil tree
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.
Aircraft : Nil at this time

China Airlines Cargo   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1999* - 2002*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

China Asia Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1995* - 1995
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : China Asia Airlines >U-Land Airlines
Comments : U-Land Airlines was founded in May1988 as China Asia Airlines. Ceased operations in Jun2000
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Chinese (CNRRA) Air Transport   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1946* - 1953*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Chinese (CNRRA) Air Transport >CAT (Civil Air Transport)
Comments : CAT was created by Chennault on 25Oct1946 as Chinese (CNRRA) Air Transport
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Daily Air  last update: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2005 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Daily Air was formed in 2004 & launched services on 08Jun2005 (Helicopter operator that has started fixed-wing services)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Emerald Pacific Airlines  added: 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1994* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Emerald Pacific Airlines is a business and private charter based out of Taichung Ching Chuan Kang (RMQ). It was founded in Nov1994. It operates in the area of aerial photography, agricultural chemical spraying, disaster relief, overhead power line insulator cleaning, construction rigging and loading etc.
Aircraft : Nil at this time

EVA Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

1991 - date
Airline Code : BR : EVA
Genealogy : Evergreen Airways >EVA Air
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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

EVA Air Cargo   

Status : Active

Dates :

1999* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Cargo arm of EVA
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Evergreen Airways   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

(1989)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Evergreen Airways >EVA Air
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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT)  last update: 18Apr2018

Status : Active

Dates :

1957 - date
Airline Code : EF : FEA
Genealogy : Nil tree
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
Aircraft : ATR 72 | B.737 | HP Herald | MD.82

Formosa Airlines  last update: 05May2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1987 - 1999
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Yung Shing Airlines >Formosa Airlines >>Mandarin Airlines
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
Aircraft : BN-3 Trislander | Cessna 404 Titan | Do.228 | Saab 340

Foshing Airlines (i)  last update: 21May2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1951* - 1989*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Foshing Airlines >TransAsia Airways
Comments : TransAsia Airways was formed on 21May1951 as Foshing Airlines, the first private civil airline in Taiwan. It was dissolved and all of its flight operations suspended because of its deteriorating financial situation.
Aircraft : ATR 42 | ATR 72

Foshing Airlines (ii)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2002* - 2003*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Global Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2016)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Golden Eagle Air Transport   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Great China Airlines (i)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
Airline Code : GC : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Great China Airlines (ii)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1989 - 1998
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Taiwan Airlines + Great China Airlines >>Uni Air
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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Great Wing Airlines   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Kinmen Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2016)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Makung Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1989 - 1996
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Makung Airlines >Makung International Airways >Uni Air
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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Mandarin Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

1991 - date
Airline Code : AE : MDA
Genealogy : Sky Rider Airlines >Mandarin Airlines
Comments : Mandarin Airlines was established on 01Jun1991 as Sky Rider, renamed before starting. Started operations on 16Oct1991. Formosa Airlines merged in on 08Aug1999
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Sky Rider Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1991)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Sky Rider Airlines >Mandarin Airlines
Comments : Mandarin Airlines was established on 01Jun1991 as Sky Rider, renamed before starting. Started operations on 16Oct1991. Formosa Airlines merged in on 08Aug1999
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Star Universe Airways  added: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

2016 - 2017
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Star Universe Airways >Starlux Airlines
Comments : Starlux Airlines was rebranded from Star Universe Airways (2016-2017)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Starlux Airlines  added: 2017 + last update: 12May2018

Status : Planned

Dates :

2019 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Star Universe Airways >Starlux Airlines
Comments : Starlux Airlines was rebranded from Star Universe Airways (2016-2017) The formal application for establishing the airline under the name StarLux Airlines on 22May2017. The airline is now expected to start operations 'by the end of 2019
Aircraft : Planned: Airbus A321neo

Sunrise Airlines   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2004)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

TAC (Taiwan Aviation Corp.)(Taiwan Airlines)   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1976 - 1997
Airline Code : WG : ---
Genealogy : Taiwan Aviation >TAC >Taiwan Airlines + Great China Airlines >>Uni Air
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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Taiwan Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1997 - 1998
Airline Code : WG : ---
Genealogy : Taiwan Aviation >TAC >Taiwan Airlines + Great China Airlines >>Uni Air
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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Taiwan Aviation   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1966* - 1976
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Taiwan Aviation >TAC >Taiwan Airlines + Great China Airlines >>Uni Air
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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Tigerair Taiwan   

Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Tigerair Taiwan started operations with A.320 aircraft on 26Sep2014
Aircraft : Nil at this time

TransAsia Airways  last update: 21May2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992 - 2016
Airline Code : GE : TNA
Genealogy : Foshing Airlines >TransAsia Airways
Comments : TransAsia Airways was formed on 21May1951 as Foshing Airlines, the first private civil airline in Taiwan. It was dissolved and all of its flight operations were suspended because of its deteriorating financial situation - Scheduled regional and domestic services out of Taoyuan International (TPE)
Aircraft : A.320 | A.321 | ATR 72-200

U-Land Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995 - 2000
Airline Code : WI : ---
Genealogy : China Asia Airlines >U-Land Airlines
Comments : U-Land Airlines was founded in May1988 as China Asia Airlines. Ceased operations in Jun2000
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Uni Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

1996 - date
Airline Code : B7 : UIA
Genealogy : Makung Airlines >Makung International Airways >Uni Air
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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

V air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2014 - 2016
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : V air is TransAsia Airways' name for it's lo-cost carrier & it began services on 17Dec2014. Ceased operations on 01Oct2016
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Winner Airways   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1970* - 1970*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Yung Shing Airlines   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1966 - 1987
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Yung Shing Airlines >Formosa Airlines >>Mandarin Airlines
Comments : Nil further at this time - [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]
Aircraft : Nil at this time
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