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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November 23, 2016TransAsia Airways will be dissolved and all of its flight operations will be suspended because of its deteriorating financial situation [update]
August 10, 2016V air intends to close on 01Oct2016 [upcoming status change]
November 4, 2015Global Airlines expects to launch early next year [added]

Airline

Operating DatesStatus

Air Asia

1967* - 1967*Status?
^ Comments : 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
^ Comments : CAT was created by Chennault on 25Oct1946 as Chinese (CNRRA) Air Transport. Ceased operations on 16Feb1968

^ Genealogy : Chinese (CNRRA) Air Transport >CAT (Civil Air Transport)

Chian Airlines

1998* - 1999*Status?
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China Airlines

1962 - dateActive
^ Comments : 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
^ Comments : U-Land Airlines was founded in May1988 as China Asia Airlines. Ceased operations in Jun2000

^ Genealogy : China Asia Airlines >U-Land Airlines

Chinese (CNRRA) Air Transport

1946* - 1953*Renamed
^ Comments : CAT was created by Chennault on 25Oct1946 as Chinese (CNRRA) Air Transport

^ Genealogy : Chinese (CNRRA) Air Transport >CAT (Civil Air Transport)

Daily Air

2005 - dateActive
^ Comments : Daily Air launched services on 08Jun2005

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EVA Air

1991 - dateActive
^ 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

^ Genealogy : Evergreen Airways >EVA Air

EVA Air Cargo

1999* - dateActive
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Evergreen Airways

(1989)Renamed
^ 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

^ Genealogy : Evergreen Airways >EVA Air

Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT)

1957 - dateActive
^ Comments : Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT) was established on 05Jun1957 & began charter operations on 15Nov1957. Scheduled services began in 1965

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Formosa Airlines

1987 - 1999Renamed
^ Comments : 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

^ Genealogy : Yung Shing Airlines >Formosa Airlines >>Mandarin Airlines

Foshing Airlines

1951* - 1989*Renamed
^ Comments : TransAsia Airways was formed on 21May1951 as Foshing Airlines, the first private civil airline in Taiwan. It will be dissolved and all of its flight operations will be suspended because of its deteriorating financial situation.

^ Genealogy : Foshing Airlines >TransAsia Airways

Foshing Airlines

2002* - 2003*Status?
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Global Airlines

2016 >Planned
^ Comments : 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
^ 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

^ Genealogy : Taiwan Airlines + Great China 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
^ 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

^ Genealogy : Makung Airlines >Makung International Airways >Uni Air

Mandarin Airlines

1991 - dateActive
^ Comments : Mandarin Airlines was established on 01Jun1991 as Sky Rider, renamed before starting. Started operations on 16Oct1991. Formosa Airlines merged in on 08Aug1999

^ Genealogy : Sky Rider Airlines >Mandarin Airlines

Sky Rider Airlines

(1991)Began?
^ Comments : Mandarin Airlines was established on 01Jun1991 as Sky Rider, renamed before starting. Started ops on 16Oct1991. Formosa Airlines merged in on 08Aug1999

^ Genealogy : Sky Rider Airlines >Mandarin Airlines

Sunrise Airlines

(2004)Began?
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TAC (Taiwan Aviation Corp.)(Taiwan Airlines)

1976 - 1997Renamed
^ 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

^ Genealogy : Taiwan Aviation >TAC >Taiwan Airlines + Great China Airlines >>Uni Air

Taiwan Airlines

1997 - 1998Renamed
^ 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

^ Genealogy : Taiwan Aviation >TAC >Taiwan Airlines + Great China Airlines >>Uni Air

Taiwan Aviation

1966* - 1976Renamed
^ 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

^ Genealogy : Taiwan Aviation >TAC >Taiwan Airlines + Great China Airlines >>Uni Air

Tigerair Taiwan

2014 - dateActive
^ Comments : Tigerair Taiwan started operations with A.320 aircraft on 26Sep2014

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TransAsia Airways

1992 - dateActive
^ Comments : TransAsia Airways was formed on 21May1951 as Foshing Airlines, the first private civil airline in Taiwan. It will be dissolved and all of its flight operations will be suspended because of its deteriorating financial situation.

^ Genealogy : Foshing Airlines >TransAsia Airways

U-Land Airlines

1995 - 2000Inactive
^ Comments : U-Land Airlines was founded in May1988 as China Asia Airlines. Ceased operations in Jun2000

^ Genealogy : China Asia Airlines >U-Land Airlines

Uni Air

1996 - dateActive
^ 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

^ Genealogy : Makung Airlines >Makung International Airways >Uni Air

V air

2014 - dateActive
^ Comments : V air is TransAsia Airways name for it's lo-cost carrier & began services on 17Dec2014. Intends to close on 01Oct2016

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Winner Airways

1970* - 1970*Status?
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Yung Shing Airlines

1966 - 1987Status?
^ Comments : 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

^ Genealogy : Yung Shing Airlines >Formosa Airlines >>Mandarin Airlines

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