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by kaichinshih
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greater China Thread - 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Re: Greater China Thread - 2018

Cross-strait tensions continue to escalate following the Mainland activating south-to-north operations on air route M503, located near the Taiwan Strait Middle Line. [Taiwanese CAA Blocks Applications for 176 Chinese New Year Charters] The Civil Aviation Authority of Taiwan has taken action on airli...

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by kaichinshih
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greater China Thread - 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 295

Greater China Thread - 2018

I've noticed that aviation news from Greater China hasn't gotten much attention on Airliners.net. While the situation is understandable as this page is geared towards native English speakers, I believe that many interesting and "different" developments in China are worthy of being discusse...

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by kaichinshih
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East Asian Airlines at Newark Liberty
Replies: 40
Views: 6535

Re: East Asian Airlines at Newark Liberty

Apparently CI is looking at other airports in NYC since fees at JFK are too high. Let's see if they'll move to EWR.
(Source in Traditional Chinese: https://udn.com/news/story/7266/2854614)

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by kaichinshih
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Launches LGW + Future Codeshare with BA
Replies: 22
Views: 4940

Re: CI Launches LGW + Future Codeshare with BA

But was that really the situation, did China Airlines actually off load passengers baggage in favour of cargo on the inaugural TPE to LGW route as I find that rather hard to believe regardless of what has been posted by the OP. I can't see that from the two links posted by the OP... It was original...

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by kaichinshih
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Launches LGW + Future Codeshare with BA
Replies: 22
Views: 4940

Re: CI Launches LGW + Future Codeshare with BA

Water cannon salute under the iconic Gatwick Air Bridge
Image

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by kaichinshih
Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Launches LGW + Future Codeshare with BA
Replies: 22
Views: 4940

CI Launches LGW + Future Codeshare with BA

China Airlines today returns to London after a 5-year hiatus. The first CI69 flight, operated by the "Blue Magpie" (Urocissa caerulea) special livery Airbus A350-900XWB, is currently enroute to London Gatwick with 306 passengers onboard. The flight time is estimated to be about 13 hours. C...

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by kaichinshih
Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA Air's New Safety Video
Replies: 3
Views: 556

Re: EVA Air's New Safety Video

The video was bashed in Taiwan. Google Translate the comment section on the EVA Facebook page (Taiwan regional page) and the local forum PTT Aviation. Most criticized how EVA put too much focus on delivering something new and different (arguable...cough AF), yet failed to satisfy the primary purpose...

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by kaichinshih
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX
Replies: 75
Views: 10898

Re: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX

Latest updates from UDN News (Source: https://udn.com/news/story/6813/2690592 ) China Airlines VP of North America stated that CI will launch "trial" flights to ONT likely later this year and regular flights in 2018. Aircraft types in consideration include the 77W and A359. CI expects SE A...

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by kaichinshih
Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX
Replies: 75
Views: 10898

Re: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX

coolfish1103 wrote:
Yes, a political route for "what reason" remains unknown.


I'd place my bets on arms sale to Taiwan
Either for a future sale in the workings
Or to thank Rep. Royce on the sale that got approved in June

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by kaichinshih
Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX
Replies: 75
Views: 10898

Re: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX

China Airlines official press release out
https://www.china-airlines.com/tw/en/discover/news/press-release/20170901
Rarely has CI announced intention to launch a route. Usually a new route is announced with flight numbers and schedules finalized. How political this route is mind-blowing.

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by kaichinshih
Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX
Replies: 75
Views: 10898

Re: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX

I don't think it's a good idea to cancel CI 0006/5 in favor of CI 0024/3 Best would be they offer CI 0024/3 3-4 weekly and test the water. Keep CI 0006/5 untouched. Those are not the same market. It's just the everyday politics-ruining-businesses at CI. Likely Ed Royce pressuring Taoyuan mayor for ...

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by kaichinshih
Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX
Replies: 75
Views: 10898

Re: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX

It has appeared that TPE-ONT is one step closer to becoming reality. Rep. Ed Royce (R/CA) has arrived in Taipei for a meeting with the mayor of Taoyuan. During the meeting, the mayor of Taoyuan re-confirmed that TPE-ONT route is being worked out and will likely be launched. [Source: http://www.cna.c...

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by kaichinshih
Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX
Replies: 75
Views: 10898

Re: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX

All CI A359 have 606,265 lbs MTOW (275t) My apologies. Was mixing up the ULR version and highest MTOW version. There are reports however (believe it's from CAPA? forgive me I cannot locate the link right now) that max for the CI A359 is SFO. I'd suppose this is related to winter westbound payload r...

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by kaichinshih
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX
Replies: 75
Views: 10898

Re: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX

LAX772LR wrote:
high-MTOW A359


Unfortunately CI doesn't have any of these right now.

amadorE175 wrote:
what would ONT need to beef up to accommodate the flight?


One is how ONT custom facilities are not located inside the terminals; passengers will have to take multiple shuttle rides.

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by kaichinshih
Sun Aug 06, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX
Replies: 75
Views: 10898

CI Eyes TPE-ONT Flights as Alternative to TPE-LAX

Original source in Chinese: http://www.cna.com.tw/news/ahel/201708060088-1.aspx China Airlines is eyeing flights to LA/Ontario airport. Related reports date back to early-July, when the mayor of Taoyuan, CI CEO, and various other officials visited SoCal to meet with Rep. Ed Royce (R/CA), officials o...

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by kaichinshih
Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1505485

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

How come CI put the special bird livery on the first and eighth but none of the others. I thought the whole fleet was going to get it.https://talkairlines.wordpress.com/2016/04/11/talkairlines-china-airlines-reveals-airbus-a350-900xwb-cabin-interiors/ Politics. Rumor has it that the new CEO (after ...

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by kaichinshih
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines To Retire Last A340-300 in 2 Days
Replies: 9
Views: 2921

Re: China Airlines To Retire Last A340-300 in 2 Days

B-18806 has been flown to VCV as CI1750 Surprisingly, CI held a farewell event (including water cannon salute) prior to the jet's final flight to VCV https://www.instagram.com/p/BVTsb5XABSB/ They even uploaded a video commemorating all the major A343 events, from Presidential missions, climate monit...

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by kaichinshih
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al inaugurates the Dreamliner with new J and Y+ classes
Replies: 64
Views: 16498

Re: El Al inaugurates the Dreamliner with new J and Y+ classes

Oh wow they also revised the livery! Now with BA-style light and shadow on the tail + blue engine nacelle. Love the minor update to the iconic livery.

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by kaichinshih
Wed May 31, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines To Retire Last A340-300 in 2 Days
Replies: 9
Views: 2921

Re: China Airlines To Retire Last A340-300 in 2 Days

The final CI A343 commercial flight has been flown As seen on this pic, CI did some basic commemorative stuff for the flight https://scontent-lax3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/18722808_111142759420100_3457220812380045312_n.jpg Here is the plane taxing before her final commercial flight from HK...

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by kaichinshih
Mon May 29, 2017 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines To Retire Last A340-300 in 2 Days
Replies: 9
Views: 2921

China Airlines To Retire Last A340-300 in 2 Days

China Airlines will be retiring B-18806, the final CI A343, in two days. The last commercial roundtrip of the aircraft will be CI915/916 TPE-HKG-TPE on May 31. CI received its first A340-300 in April 2001 and has operated 7 of the type in the past 16 years. Rumor has it that CI is also accelerating ...

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by kaichinshih
Thu May 11, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vote to Decide Livery for Juneyao Boeing 787-9
Replies: 5
Views: 1623

Vote to Decide Livery for Juneyao Boeing 787-9

Juneyao Airlines has kicked off public voting to help decide the livery design for its upcoming Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner fleet. Out of 503 entries, the Chinese airline has selected 12 designs as the finalists. Voting is ongoing on WeChat and you can vote by downloading the WeChat mobile app and follo...

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by kaichinshih
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Has MU Painted the Ugliest Special Livery in History?
Replies: 69
Views: 15144

Has MU Painted the Ugliest Special Livery in History?

Image
Source: Feeyo BBS

"Eastday" advertisement-special livery on B-5943, an Airbus A330-200
Hmm....these colors....

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by kaichinshih
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Postpones LON Launch: A350 Delay + LHR/LGW Decision
Replies: 24
Views: 5904

Re: CI Postpones LON Launch: A350 Delay + LHR/LGW Decision

Sorry for being slightly off topic, but what about the special bird liveries on the CI A350s? So far, I've only noticed the Mikado Pheasant on B18901. Are the other bird liveries on hold or cancelled? That would be real shame. http://www.chinaaviationdaily.com/news/56/56795.html Politics. Even thou...

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by kaichinshih
Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Postpones LON Launch: A350 Delay + LHR/LGW Decision
Replies: 24
Views: 5904

Re: CI Postpones LON Launch: A350 Delay + LHR/LGW Decision

CI to relaunch London on 1 Dec 2017; Gatwick selected instead of Heathrow.
Source (Chinese): http://www.chinatimes.com/newspapers/20170313000159-260206

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by kaichinshih
Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Postpones LON Launch: A350 Delay + LHR/LGW Decision
Replies: 24
Views: 5904

CI Postpones LON Launch: A350 Delay + LHR/LGW Decision

At its annual media event, China Airlines announced that its long-awaited LON resumption has been postponed again. According to the CEO of the company, due to further A350 delays and CI having a shortage of long-haul aircraft, the London route is now scheduled to start in 4Q 2017. The airline has ye...

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by kaichinshih
Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Diego Thread 2016-2017
Replies: 672
Views: 87289

Re: What's happening lately at SAN?

blacksoviet wrote:
Why are they sending a 772 instead of a 788?


Charter flight from Fukuoka.

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by kaichinshih
Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian Aviation Thread Part 148
Replies: 296
Views: 36445

Re: Australian Aviation Thread Part 148

Australia and Taiwan sign open skies agreement
Previous agreement limited Taiwanese carriers to 6000 seats weekly to BNE, SYD, MEL, and PER (never utilized)
All restrictions are removed now
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/foreign-affairs/2016/12/16/486856/Taiwan-signs.htm

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by kaichinshih
Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI to go daily to JFK, and other W17 changes
Replies: 16
Views: 2925

Re: CI to go daily to JFK, and other W17 changes

wedgetail737 wrote:
Those who predicted CI back at SEA were obviously wrong.


It has never been a "prediction". The airline itself mentioned various times about returning to the city. That has yet to happen, but describing the return as "wrong prediction" is inaccurate.

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by kaichinshih
Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 43
Replies: 2336
Views: 359166

Re: 787 Production/Delivery Thread - Part 48

ImageF-HRBA Air France LN500 by Woodys Aeroimages, on Flickr

Ehhh....what just happened here...
What's with the extra large company name

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by kaichinshih
Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1505485

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

B-18901 "Mikado Pheasant" operating training flights between TPE and KHH https://c5.staticflickr.com/6/5062/29561313244_0f67d799f4_c.jpg B-18901 by C.H.Tang , on Flickr https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8412/29561166683_70226da4c1_c.jpg China airlines B-18901_20161008_01 by Goodluck Lee , on F...

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by kaichinshih
Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Mulling Regional Widebody Order + Looking at CDG/ ORD/ BOS
Replies: 24
Views: 6342

Re: CI Mulling Regional Widebody Order + Looking at CDG/ ORD/ BOS

Is this true? 34in Y pitch (and slim line seats) on A359 http://atwonline.com/cabin-interiors-co ... ges-225711 This is from the April report included on the very top of this page (https://talkairlines.wordpress.com/2016 ... interiors/) Following the Airbus 18″ Industry Width Standard, the China Ai...

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by kaichinshih
Wed Oct 05, 2016 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Mulling Regional Widebody Order + Looking at CDG/ ORD/ BOS
Replies: 24
Views: 6342

Re: CI Mulling Regional Widebody Order + Looking at CDG/ ORD/ BOS

The CI Facebook page just posted the A350 route plans:
2016/10~ HKG
2016/12~ HKG, KIX
2017/1~ Europe (AMS, VIE, FCO), HKG, KIX
2017/2~ New destination(s) in N. America, Europe (AMS, VIE, FCO), HKG, KIX

I am expecting SEA to be announced as the new destination in N. America

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by kaichinshih
Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Mulling Regional Widebody Order + Looking at CDG/ ORD/ BOS
Replies: 24
Views: 6342

Re: CI Mulling Regional Widebody Order + Looking at CDG/ ORD/ BOS

If the retrofitted A333s are due starting 2Q17 and be done in 14 months they must have decided on cabin configuration already. Will they use the same B/E Super Diamond J seat as the 77W and A359?/quote] Yes, but to further clarify, the 'business class' seat is aircraft/specific - small, regional ai...

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by kaichinshih
Sat Oct 01, 2016 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Mulling Regional Widebody Order + Looking at CDG/ ORD/ BOS
Replies: 24
Views: 6342

Re: CI Mulling Regional Widebody Order + Looking at CDG/ ORD/ BOS

Another major news is that China Airlines is pushing for a cooperation with Airbus and AIDC to establish an A350 maintenance center in Taiwan. Whether the cooperation will go ahead or not will be decided in 2-3 months. Let's see whether CI will purchase A330neo/ A350 to replace the A333s as an excha...

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by kaichinshih
Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production And Delivery Thread - 2016-2017 (Part 17)
Replies: 4439
Views: 1505485

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

B-18901 arrival at TPE https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14446103_1289693747715955_4488835461743033480_n.jpg?oh=daf21bc8edfff02b41b2a02d55f4f1fd&oe=58ADF952 https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14479649_1143471195742207_5232408599246584959_n.jpg?oh=d33fe934f2924f0978b08f96a2...

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by kaichinshih
Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines Reveals A350-900XWB Interiors
Replies: 35
Views: 17471

Re: China Airlines Reveals A350-900XWB Interiors

Nice job CI. Hope to see this in HNL! Is it just me or is the business class armrest storage compartment cover a disaster waiting to happen. The rear storage cover looks really sharp and pointy in the direction of the passenger. I can see that taking out an eye if a person is peering into the stora...

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by kaichinshih
Sat Oct 01, 2016 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI Mulling Regional Widebody Order + Looking at CDG/ ORD/ BOS
Replies: 24
Views: 6342

CI Mulling Regional Widebody Order + Looking at CDG/ ORD/ BOS

At its first Airbus A350-900XWB delivery event, China Airlines released quite a bunch of interesting information regarding its future fleet: 1. Order for next generation regional widebody aircraft (A330-300 replacement) being planned. 2. Entire A340-300 fleet to be retired in 2017. 3. 6 Boeing 737-8...

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by kaichinshih
Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines Reveals A350-900XWB Interiors
Replies: 35
Views: 17471

Re: China Airlines Reveals A350-900XWB Interiors

Here are the first real cabin photos: https://imagr.eu/up/ynqG9_14359990_638365093009911_4002626846599413760_n.jpg https://imagr.eu/up/1xWrX_14540399_971518919644238_4472515059263733760_n.jpg https://www.instagram.com/kjwoerkom/ Thanks for sharing! There is something about the Business Class seat h...

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by kaichinshih
Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI A350-900XWB Interior Video Released!
Replies: 20
Views: 4663

Re: CI A350-900XWB Interior Video Released!

The Evergreen Group does not lean towards any party. A few of my family member work in the Executive groups. They donate A LOT to both parties. Even if there aren't "excellent relations", BR will still get first dibs over route awards. It is highly likely CI will get into Spain, but it wi...

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by kaichinshih
Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI A350-900XWB Interior Video Released!
Replies: 20
Views: 4663

Re: CI A350-900XWB Interior Video Released!

Also, the government is rather biased in route awarding/allowing routes towards CI because the Evergreen Group are major donors so don't expect to see them getting the Spanish destination. Umm...I don't think route awarding works like that nowadays...Looking at the recently signed Taiwan-Spain Air ...

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by kaichinshih
Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI A350-900XWB Interior Video Released!
Replies: 20
Views: 4663

Re: CI A350-900XWB Interior Video Released!

Wow, very cool video! :) Thanks for sharing. All the best for CI. Do we know which routes will the CI A359 serve? Long haul-wise, the A359 will be flown on the new re-routed nonstop European routes from Taipei to Amsterdam, Rome, and Vienna. Later on, Oceania, Canada, and Hawaii will see the new ai...

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by kaichinshih
Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI A350-900XWB Interior Video Released!
Replies: 20
Views: 4663

Re: CI A350-900XWB Interior Video Released!

Looks like CI is really stepping up its game in line with the arrival of the new A350. PY looks incredibly spacious. Surprised to see the 'skycouch' concept rolled out into Y class - wonder how that will be marketed... China Airlines has actually had the ANZ Skycouch for quite some time. The produc...

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by kaichinshih
Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CI A350-900XWB Interior Video Released!
Replies: 20
Views: 4663

CI A350-900XWB Interior Video Released!

We've seen various simulation-pictures of the new China Airlines A359 interiors Today, CI has finally released the official video of the new A359 cabin design Rather unconventional beginning and ending as compared to simulations released by other airlines Nonetheless, an amazing video worthy of shar...

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by kaichinshih
Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA Air: Skytrax 5-Star Airline
Replies: 17
Views: 4260

Re: EVA Air: Skytrax 5-Star Airline

downdata wrote:
Oh right. How much did they have to pay?


Haha...Skytrax's infamous reputation....especially since Hainan Airlines got the 5-star ranking

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by kaichinshih
Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EVA Air: Skytrax 5-Star Airline
Replies: 17
Views: 4260

EVA Air: Skytrax 5-Star Airline

Latest news today: EVA Airways joins seven other airlines, All Nippon Airways, Asiana Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, Garuda Indonesia, Hainan Airlines, Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines, to become the latest Skytrax 5-star Airlines. https://www.evaair.com/images/englobal/5star-482x320-en_tcm33...

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