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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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20Jul15addedAir Asia was a wholly-owned subsidiary of Air America
14Apr15addedKinmen Airlines: intends to start operations in November 2016
18Dec14update V air status changed to 'Active' as airlines inaugural flight took place yesterday
AirlineOperating DatesStatusCommentsGenealogy

 Air America

(****)Unconfirmed  

 Air Asia

1967* - 1967*Status?Air Asia was a wholly-owned subsidiary of Air America 

 Air Taiwan

(****)Unconfirmed  

 Asia Aviation Services

(****)Unconfirmed  

 Asia Pacific Airlines

2003* - 2004*Inactive  

 Astro Airlines

1998 - 2000*Status?  

 CAT (Civil Air Transport)

1953 - 1968InactiveCAT was created by Chennault in 1946 as Chinese (CNRRA) Air TransportCAT (Civil Air Transport)

 Chian Airlines

1998* - 1999*Status?  

 China Airlines

1959 - dateActiveChina Airlines was formed on 16Dec1959 

 China Airlines Cargo

1999* - 2002*Status?  

 China Asia Airlines

1995* - 1995Renamed >U-Land Airlines

 Chinese (CNRRA) Air Transport

1946^ - 1953*RenamedCAT was created by Chennault in 1946 as Chinese (CNRRA) Air Transport>CAT (Civil Air Transport)

 Daily Air

2005 - dateActiveDaily Air launched services on 08Jun2005 

 EVA Air

1991 - dateActiveEva Air operations started on 01Jul1991Evergreen Airways >EVA Air

 EVA Air Cargo

1999* - dateActive  

 Evergreen Airways

1989* - 1991Renamed Evergreen Airways >EVA Air

 Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT)

1957 - dateActive  

 Formosa Airlines

1966* - 1999RenamedFormosa Airlines was founded in 1966 & merged into Mandarin Airlines on 08Aug1999Formosa Airlines >>Mandarin Airlines

 Foshing Airlines

1951* - 1989*RenamedFoshing Airlines was founded in 1951Foshing Airlines >TransAsia Airways

 Foshing Airlines

2002* - 2003*Status?  

 Golden Eagle Air Transport

**** - ****Status?  

 Great China Airlines

1978* - 1979*Status?  

 Great China Airlines

1989 - 1998Renamed >Uni Air

 Great Wing Airlines

2004* - 2006*Status?  

 Kinmen Airlines

2016 >PlannedKinmen Airlines intends to start operations in Nov2016 

 Makung Airlines

1989 - 1996Renamed >Uni Air

 Mandarin Airlines

1991 - dateActiveMandarin Airlines was established on 01Jun1991 as Sky Rider, renamed before starting. Started ops on 16Oct1991. Formosa Airlines merge in on 08Aug1999Sky Rider Airlines >Mandarin Airlines

 Sky Rider Airlines

(1991)Began?Mandarin Airlines was established on 01Jun1991 as Sky Rider, renamed before starting. Started ops on 16Oct1991. Formosa Airlines merge in on 08Aug1999Sky Rider Airlines >Mandarin Airlines

 Sunrise Airlines

(2004)Began?  

 TAC (Taiwan Aviation Corp.)(Taiwan Airlines)

1976 - 1997Renamed >Uni Air

 Taiwan Airways

1997 - 1998Renamed >Uni Air

 Taiwan Aviation

1966* - 1976Renamed >Uni Air

 Tigerair Taiwan

2014 - dateActive  

 TransAsia Airways

1996* - dateActiveformed on 21May1951 as the first private civil airline in TaiwanTransAsia Airways

 U-Land Airlines

1995 - 2001Inactive U-Land Airlines

 Uni Air

1996 - dateActive Uni Air

 V air

2014 - dateActive  

 Winner Airways

1970* - 1970*Status?  

 Yung Shing Airlines

1978* - 1979*Status?  

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