Mandarin Airlines

Boutique airline back with slimmed-down service

Far Eastern Air Transport, a Taiwanese boutique airline with unusual routes around Asia and the acronym 'FAT' emblazoned on its planes, will resume flights on Monday after nearly three years of suspension and deep financial problems, the company said on Thursday.

Saturday, 16 April, 2011, 12:00am

Uncertainty over HK airlines getting a slice of the action

As Taiwan and the mainland sealed a deal on the introduction of weekend charter flights, and eventually direct flights throughout the week, it remained unclear whether Hong Kong's airlines would be able to seize a slice of the pie.

14 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Dragonair Taichung new route irks rivals

Hong Kong Dragon Airlines will start charter flights to Taichung by the end of this month, a move that market observers said could squeeze smaller airlines out of the Taiwan market.

11 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

HK-GUANGZHOU air service launched

Hong Kong Express has launched an air service to the mainland with four daily flights between the territory and Guangzhou. The service was inaugurated last month with flight times lasting 20 to 25 minutes compared with nearly two hours by train.

5 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Takeoff imminent for Hong Kong's fourth airline

Hong Kong's fourth airline will take to the skies on Sunday when Hong Kong Express puts its first Embraer aircraft to work on charter flights to Taichung.

4 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

New Year flights 'ran half full'

The 48 direct charter flights over the Lunar New Year - the first to run non-stop between Taiwan and the mainland since 1949 - have been operating only at about half of their seating capacity, according to a report by a semi-official agency yesterday.

21 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Airline's new link

Philippine Airlines will start a direct service from the northern city of Laoag to Hong Kong from December 17.

8 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Taipei travel ban likely to harm industry

TAIWAN'S ban on group travel to China effective from Sunday is a blow to carriers like China Airlines (CAL) and Cathay Pacific, which last year carried the majority of the three million Taiwanese who transitted at Kai Tak Airport on their way to the mainland..

27 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Taiwanese target Vietnam

TAIWAN's two major carriers plan to boost services to Vietnam amid a surge of Taiwanese investment in that country.

Spokesmen for both China Airlines and rival Eva Airways said they will each add a third weekly flight to Vietnam because of heavy traffic.

Investment figures show Taiwan as the number one investor in Vietnam.

14 Mar 1993 - 12:00am