Mandarin Airlines’ three weekly flights – on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays – between Taichung in Taiwan and Vietnam’s capital Hanoi were celebrated at the Taiwanese airport. After Ho Chi Minh City, this is the airline’s second route to Vietnam from Taichung. The airline cites Taiwanese companies’ investments, manufacturing and business links with Vietnam as the main reason for the route.
- Mandarin Airlines, China Airlines’ regional subsidiary, launched four new routes in the last week – three across the Taiwan Strait and one to Vietnam. From Kaohsiung (KHH), the airline competes with TransAsia on the route to Changsha (CSX). The twice-weekly service is operated with parent airline China Airlines’ A330-300s. The remaining three routes are from Taichung (RMQ) and are all operated with the airline’s single fleet of 104-seat E-190 aircraft. Three flights a week are operated to the Vietnamese capital Hanoi (HAN), while Wuhan (WUH) and Zhengzhou (CGO) are served each weekly.