Mandarin Airlines

Taipei Songshan, Taoyuan Taiwan

Mandarin Airlines (华 信 航空Chinese, Pinyin Huaxin Hángkōng ) is a Taiwanese airline based in Taipei and a subsidiary of China Airlines.


Mandarin Airlines was established on 1 June 1991 as a joint venture of China Airlines, with a share of 66 % and the Kuo 's Development Corporation with a share of 33%. Then, Mandarin Airlines launched direct flights from Taipei to Sydney in Australia. The next big growth step was taken on December 7, 1991, when it took up a route to Vancouver, Canada; thus it was recorded the first airline of the Republic of China, the services to Canada and Australia. The Chinatrust Group increased its share of the end of 1992 to 90.05 %.

Beginning of August 1999, China Airlines merged its two subsidiaries, Mandarin Airlines and Formosa Airlines under the name Mandarin Airlines. The new airline is now focused on short and medium haul flights from length, intended for the international transport aircraft were delivered to China Airlines.


Mandarin Airlines serves some goals in Taiwan, including both airports of Taipei, Taipei Songshan and Taiwan Taoyuan, also flies to Hong Kong in the People's Republic of China and provides, among other flights to Japan, Myanmar, Vietnam, Thailand, South Korea and the Philippines to.


As of November 2013, the fleet of Mandarin Airlines from eight aircraft is:

  • 8 Embraer 190


Mandarin Airlines recorded in its history, an accident with fatalities:

  • On August 22, 1999, a McDonnell Douglas MD-11 company crashed at China Airlines Flight 642, when she wanted to land at Hong Kong International Airport. The flight was carried out for the parent company China Airlines. Heavy rain and crosswinds meant that the right engine rammed the runway and broke off, followed by the right wing broke from the fuselage and the fuselage from the buoyancy of the remaining wing turned on its back. Three passengers occupied with 315 persons machine were killed, the rest managed to escape during the nearly three hour long rescue operation before the fire erupted.