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China Airlines is the flag carrier of Taiwan and is headquartered in Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, which is the hub for airlines such as EVA Air and UNI Air. China Airlines has two airline subsidiaries: Mandarin Airlines which operates flights to domestic destinations and Tigerair Taiwan. The airline's focus cities are Hong Kong, Kaosiung and Taipei-Songshan.

China Airlines operates over 1,400 flights on a weekly basis to over 100 cities across Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania.

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Baggage Policy

China Airlines' elite members have privileges such as access to the VIP lounge, a higher checked baggage allowance, and being to upgrade their ticket to a different cabin.

Carry-on Baggage

For all travel classes, cabin baggage on China Airlines flights must not exceed 7kg in weight and must not exceed 22 x 14 x 9 inches in size. An extra piece of cabin baggage is permitted for passengers travelling in Business Class.

Prohibited items must be stored in checked baggage, including any fluid exceeding 100ml. If passengers were to travel with any fluid, it must be within 100ml and packed within a plastic bag for airport security check. Prohibition items found by airport security upon arrival at the airport will be removed or disposed of.

Checked Baggage

For China Airlines economy class, checked baggage must not exceed 32 kg in weight. Whereas checked baggage should not weigh more than 40kg in business class.

Cabin Classes

China Airlines customers can choose between Economy, Premium Economy, Business or Premium Business for their flights.

Economy Class

China Airlines' Economy Class provides comfort and affordability for the budget traveller with lots of amenities for you to enjoy.

China Airlines Economy Class Facilities

HD monitors are provided on each seat and video and audio entertainment system are present on flights.

What are China Airlines' Economy Class Seats Like?

Ample legroom is available in China Airlines' Economy Class cabin with slimline seats.

Premium Economy

China Airlines' 777/A350 Premium Economy Class is mainly available on flights to and from North America, Europe, Oceania (Australia, New Zealand) and selected Asian destinations.

China Airlines Premium Economy Class offers generous personal space that lets you travel in comfort without worrying about fellow passengers.

China Airlines' Premium Economy Facilities

Enjoy your dedicated cabin space and a personal TV.

On-board, the spacious meal table, USB port, and 12" monitor is perfect for both work and entertainment. Amenity kits are available on long-haul flights.

China Airlines' Premium Economy Seating

The 39-inch seat pitch and seating with a fixed seat back and front-sliding seat recline with no interference front or back.

Business Class

China Airlines' Premium Business Class is available on flights to and from North America, Europe, Oceania and some Asian destinations.

China Airlines Business Class Facilities

At the China Airlines Sky Lounge passengers can relax before their flight with coffee and tea, a snack and noodle bar.

What are China Airlines Business Class Seats Like?

China Airlines Business Class seats are ergonomically designed for maximum comfort, with stylish reading lights, 180-degree fully-flat adjustments and personal table lamps.

Premium Business Class

China Airlines' 777/A350 Premium Business Class is mainly available on flights to and from North America, Europe, Oceania (Australia, New Zealand) and selected Asian destinations.

New China Airlines cabins delicately integrate oriental aesthetics and traditional cultural elements in a modern design, creating a space that is unique, yet rich with refinement.

China Airlines' Premium Business Class Facilities

Visit the Sky Lounge and enjoy a blend of the West and the Orient. Select from a variety of Coffee or Tea, stand at the bar, or pick up a good read from the onboard bookshelf. Luxury amenity kits are also provided.

What are China Airlines' Premium Business Class Seats Like?

The cosy seating areas come with ergonomic design for better seating comfort, a stylish seating light, versatile furniture, and multi-functional storage space.

In-flight Entertainment & WIFI

China Airlines' passengers can enjoy reading its in-flight magazine Dynasty. With exciting features on celebrities, food, culture and airline news.

China Airlines TV

Long-haul passengers will have access to an exciting range of TV shows onboard their China Airlines flight. So if you're looking to sit back and enjoy sports, travel, food, or fashion show, you can do so with China Airlines.

China Airlines Movies

China Airlines passengers can choose from 125 different movies. The range of movies on offer will depend on the length of the flight.

China Airlines Music

China Airlines offers a 14-CD stacker with a range of albums including classic Mandarin and Taiwanese songs, Western songs, Jazz music, ballads, Japanese/Korean/Hong Kong songs, as well as the original movie and TV soundtracks. Whatever you're music taste, you can listen during your China Airlines flight.


Is available on the Boeing 777-300ER and Airbus A350-900 once the plane reaches cruising altitude. China Airlines passengers can benefit from the internet connection by paying through the system. There are also free services such as news articles and weather information.

Food & Drink

China Airlines offers a number of in-flight meals, snacks and drinks.

China Airlines Meal Options

All China Airlines passengers will receive a meal on board, except for shorter flights where this service may not be possible.

Business class passengers have access to the Sky Lounge, where they can receive snacks and refreshments. In addition, they will receive a specially designed menu and inflight refreshments.

Business class passengers can pre-order food 14 days before flying, up to 24 hours before flying.

China Airlines Special Dietary Requirements

Passengers who require a special meal can do order one by contacting the China Airlines booking team at least 24 hours prior to their flights departure. You can also pre-order meals when buying a ticket.

Drinks & Alcohol

A drinks service will be available onboard China Airlines, including alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.


China Airlines passengers can check in online and at the airport. Opening and closing times will change depending on where your flying to.

Online Check-in

China Airlines passengers can check-in online for their flight using their reservation number. China Airlines lets you check in online between 48 hours to 60 minutes prior to your scheduled departure time. If you're flying from the United States, you're subject to local government regulations, and the online check-in time is available 24 hours to 60 minutes before departure. All Dynasty Cardmembers can check-in for flights online.

Airport Check-in

For China Airlines passengers wishing to check-in at the airport instead of online can do so at the check-in desks at the airport terminal.

Contact Alternative Airlines who can help you through the process.

Frequent Flyer Programme

China Airlines operates a frequent flyer loyalty program called Dynasty Member to reward regular passengers.

Dynasty Member

Membership benefits apply to China Airlines and Mandarin Airlines self-operated flights and not to code-shared flights operated by other airlines. There are four tiers of membership:

  • Dynasty
  • Gold
  • Emerald
  • Paragon

Members can qualify for these elite tiers by earning enough air miles and/or segments within 12 calendar months. For more information on this please see our frequent flyer page.

Airline Alliance

China Airlines officially became a member of the SkyTeam in September 2011. The airlines updated redesigned their logo and refreshed its brand image. The carrier was the first Taiwanese airline to join an airline alliance. The carrier was the first Taiwanese airline to join an airline alliance. With China Airlines becoming a member of the SkyTeam this meant they can allow customers to be able to earn and redeem miles on all flights run by SkyTeam member airlines.

Special Services

China Airlines offer a range of special services to its many passengers. Please see below the following services it offers:


If you are in need of wheelchair assistance at the airport, you have to speak to China Airlines at least 48 hours before departure. You can request this service by getting through to the airline's customer service; or the Alternative Airlines customer service team if you have booked through our website. For more information on this please see our wheelchair assistance page.

Unaccompanied Minors

China Airlines offers services for unaccompanied minors. These services are for young passengers who are aged between 5 and 12 years who are travelling without parents or guardians and who are at least 18 years of age. For more information on this contact the airline or alternatively, contact us. Also, you can find more information on our unaccompanied minors page on this.

Expectant Mothers

For flight safety and health of the passenger, it's required that they would need to speak to our reservation staff of their expected date of delivery. It's highly recommended that all pregnant mothers take their medical records with them whilst travelling. As they may be asked to show these records before flying. For the safety of the passenger and their unborn child, China Airlines restricts passengers from travelling beyond 36 weeks or a gestation period over 32 weeks with multiple pregnancies.

Pets, Emotional Support Animals and Service Animals on China Airlines

Rules and information for flying with a pet on China Airlines can found through Alternative Airlines. All advice is provided for taking a service animal, pet, or an emotional support animal on a plane.

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Destinations that China Airlines flies to

China Airlines flies to many worldwide destinations, including Tokyo, Xuzhou, Yantai, Changchun, Lijiang, Urumqi, Changsha, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Beijing, Seoul, Singapore, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Rome, Denpasar, Jakarta, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Guangzhou and many others. As of May 2022, China Airlines operates over 1,300 flights weekly to 90+ airports in 90+ cities across Asia, North America, Europe, and Oceania.

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Hub Airport

Primary Hub: Taoyuan International Airport (TPE)

Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) is an international airport based in Taiwan. In 2018, Taiwan Taoyuan Airporrte handled over 46.5 million passengers and 2.3 billion kg of freight. This means that Taiwan Airport was known as the 11th busiest airport globally.

At this moment, Taoyuan International Airport has 2 operating passenger terminals. The 3rd terminal is under construction and the 4th terminal is being planned, however plans to make a 4th terminal could be changed. The airport has two parallel runways, one being 3660 meters in length and another 3800 meters in length and both 60 meters wide.

This airport is Taiwan’s biggest airport which has been operating from 1979 under the name of Chiang Kai-shek International Airport (TPE) but had its name changed in 2006 to Taoyuan International Airport (TPE). Today the airport is one of the busiest airports in the world with 35 million passengers using the airport each year.

The airport serves as a hub for Eva AirTigerair TaiwanUNI AirMandarin Airlines and Starlux Airlines.


The China Airlines fleet includes the following aircraft:

China Airlines has placed 25 A321neo on order and will be delivered in the near future.

China Airlines Seat Selection

Whether you need extra legroom or you love sitting by the window, you can find the seat you need to enjoy your flight with Alternative Airlines. When you book through Alternative Airlines you can book China Airlines flights and select your preferred seat. Find out how to select your China Airlines seat by visiting our how to book seats page.

Codeshare Agreements

China Airlines has codeshare agreements airlines such as AlitaliaBangkok AirwaysCzech AirlinesGaruda IndonesiaJapan AirlinesKLMKorean AirQantasShanghai Airlines and many others.

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