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China Airlines

China Airlines
AirlineChina Airlines Co., Ltd.
Founded16 December 1959
Airline hubTaiwan Taoyuan International Airport (Taipei)
Focus cities
Frequent-flyer programDynasty Flyer
Member loungeDynasty Lounge
SubsidiariesMandarin Airlines
Fleet size68 (+18 orders, 6 options)
Destinations98(incl. cargo)
Company sloganJourney with a caring smile
Parent companyChina Airlines Group
HeadquartersCAL Park, Taoyuan
Key people
* Chang, Chia-Juch (Chairman) * Sun, Huang-Hsiang (President) * Lee, Cho-Ping (Employees Union Chairman)
Revenue(+) NTD138,140 million (2010)
Net income(+) NTD15,000 million (2010)

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China Airlines (CAL) (Chinese: 中華航空公司 (pinyin: Zhōnghuá Hángkōng gōngsī), commonly abbreviated 華航) (TSE - 2610) is both the flag carrier and the largest airline of Republic of China (commonly known as Taiwan). Although not directly state-owned, the airline is owned by China Airlines Group, which is owned by the China Aviation Development Foundation (中華航空事業發展基金會). China Aviation Development Foundation is in turn owned by the Government of the Republic of China.

The airline, with headquarters in and flight operations from CAL Park at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, flies to destinations in Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania. China Airlines has a strong presence in the Southeast Asia, East Asia, and Northeast Asia. The airline started scheduled chartered flights between Taiwan and mainland China on July 2008. Most flights serving this market are concentrated at Shanghai, Guangzhou and Beijing. China Airlines has operated the Hong Kong route since 1967, which is the airline's most profitable market, generating 13.3% of its NT$121.9 billion (US$3.7 billion) revenue in 2006 with over 140 flights flown a week between Taipei, Kaohsiung and Hong Kong.

China Airlines' wholly owned subsidiary, Mandarin Airlines, manages regional flights to secondary cities with smaller capacity requirements. China Airlines' cargo division China Airlines Cargo operates CAL's dedicated freighter fleet, and manages the cargo-hold capacity in CAL's passenger aircraft.

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