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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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4 November 2015Global Airlines expects to launch early next year [added]
20 July 2015Air Asia was a wholly-owned subsidiary of Air America [added]
14 April 2015Kinmen Airlines: intends to start operations in November 2016 [added]
AirlineOperating DatesStatusComments

Air Asia

1967* - 1967*Status?

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

2003* - 2004*Inactive

 

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Astro Airlines

1998 - 2000*Status?

 

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CAT (Civil Air Transport)

1953 - 1968Inactive

CAT was created by Chennault on 25Oct1946 as Chinese (CNRRA) Air Transport

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Chinese (CNRRA) Air Transport >CAT (Civil Air Transport)

Chian Airlines

1998* - 1999*Status?

 

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China Airlines

1959* - dateActive

China Airlines was formed on 16Dec1959 & domestic operations started 31Oct1962. International services began on 01Dec1966 between Taipei and Saigon

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China Airlines Cargo

1999* - 2002*Status?

 

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China Asia Airlines

1995* - 1995Renamed

 

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China Asia Airlines >U-Land Airlines

Chinese (CNRRA) Air Transport

1946* - 1953*Renamed

CAT was created by Chennault on 25Oct1946 as Chinese (CNRRA) Air Transport

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Chinese (CNRRA) Air Transport >CAT (Civil Air Transport)

Daily Air

2005 - dateActive

Daily Air launched services on 08Jun2005

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EVA Air

1991 - dateActive

Eva Air operations started on 01Jul1991

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Evergreen Airways >EVA Air

EVA Air Cargo

1999* - dateActive

 

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Evergreen Airways

1989* - 1991Renamed

 

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Evergreen Airways >EVA Air

Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT)

1957 - dateActive

 

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Formosa Airlines

1966* - 1999Renamed

Formosa Airlines was founded in 1966 & merged into Mandarin Airlines on 08Aug1999

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Formosa Airlines >>Mandarin Airlines

Foshing Airlines

1951* - 1989*Renamed

Foshing Airlines was founded in 1951

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Foshing Airlines >TransAsia Airways

Foshing Airlines

2002* - 2003*Status?

 

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Global Airlines

2016 >Planned

Global Airlines expects to launch early next year

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Golden Eagle Air Transport

**** - ****Status?

 

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Great China Airlines

1978* - 1979*Status?

 

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Great China Airlines

1989 - 1998Renamed

 

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Makung Airlines>Uni Air

Great Wing Airlines

2004* - 2006*Status?

 

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Kinmen Airlines

2016 >Planned

 

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Makung Airlines

1989 - 1996Renamed

 

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Mandarin Airlines

1991 - dateActive

Mandarin Airlines was established on 01Jun1991 as Sky Rider, renamed before starting. Started ops on 16Oct1991. Formosa Airlines merge in on 08Aug1999

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Sky 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 08Aug1999

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Sky Rider Airlines >Mandarin Airlines

Sunrise Airlines

(2004)Began?

 

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TAC (Taiwan Aviation Corp.)(Taiwan Airlines)

1976 - 1997Renamed

 

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>Uni Air

Taiwan Airways

1997 - 1998Renamed

 

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>Uni Air

Taiwan Aviation

1966* - 1976Renamed

 

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>Uni Air

Tigerair Taiwan

2014 - dateActive

Tigerair Taiwan started operations with A.320 aircraft on 26Sep2014

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TransAsia Airways

1996* - dateActive

formed on 21May1951 as the first private civil airline in Taiwan

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TransAsia Airways

U-Land Airlines

1995 - 2001Inactive

 

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U-Land Airlines

Uni Air

1996 - dateActive

Uni Air was formed as Makung Airlines in 1988 and started operations a year later. Merged with Taiwan Airlines and Great China Airlines in 1998, retaining Uni Air

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Uni Air

V air

2014 - dateActive

V air is TransAsia Airways name for it's lo-cost carrier & began services on 17Dec2014

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Winner Airways

1970* - 1970*Status?

 

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Yung Shing Airlines

1978* - 1979*Status?

 

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