News Listings for Formosa Airlines

  • Turboprop deals - 12 May

    News | 12 May 2008 09:45 | Olivier Bonnassies

    Turboprop aircraft transactions at 12 May
  • Taiwan calls for more consolidation

    News | 01 Apr 2004 00:00

    <p>Taiwan's government is again calling for mergers among the country's loss-making domestic airlines, five years after an initial wave of consolidation.</p> <p>The Civil Aeronautics Administration in February oversaw a meeting with representatives of the four domestic carriers, at which it again brought up the issue of mergers. The meeting did not result in any progress, however.</p> <p>Taiwanese airlines have been losing money on domestic routes for years and competition is expected to increase after a high-speed railway opens in 2005 operating on the main domestic route between Taipei and Kaohsiung. The government has called several times over the years for airlines to consider mergers, although its calls have fallen on deaf ears.</p> <p>The four domestic operators are Far Eastern Air Transport, Mandarin Airlines, TransAsia Airways and UNI Airways. Some believe not all will be able to survive after the rail line opens.</p> <p>Mandarin is controlled by international carrier China
  • Hellenic Star leases two 340Bs from Mandarin

    News | 22 Jul 2002 05:01 | Nicholas Ionides

    <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:.5in'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Hellenic Star Airways of Greece has leased two Saab 340Bs from Taiwan’s Mandarin Airlines.<u1:p></u1:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Skyways Aviation marketed the aircraft on behalf of Mandarin. It says in a statement that the first of the two turboprops has already been delivered following refurbishment work in Sweden while the second will follow shortly.<u1:p></u1:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>The Greek carrier began operating in 1999 with one de Havilland Canada DHC-7 Dash 7 serving a handful of Greek islands. Skyways says the introduction of the Saab 340B
  • HK-Taiwan air accord may be in sight

    News | 27 May 2002 03:35 | David Fullbrook

    <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:.5in'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Hong Kong and Taiwanese airlines appear on course to forge a new agreement covering services between the two territories before the 30 June deadline following a very constructive meeting in Hong Kong on 24 May.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Both sides are now preparing for more talks in the next few weeks, encouraged by progress made at the last round.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>“There was substantive progress in the meeting. Both sides will continue to discuss the renewal of this commercial agreement,” oneworld alliance member Cathay Pac
  • HK-Taiwan air talks resume tomorrow

    News | 23 May 2002 08:10 | David Fullbrook

    <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:.5in'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>Airlines from Hong Kong and Taiwan negotiating a long-delayed new air services agreement between the two territories will resume talks tomorrow that they hope will pave the way for an agreement by 30 June.<u1:p></u1:p><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>An agreement is not likely to be forged at the talks taking place in Hong Kong as the first round of formal discussions that took place on 13 May only lasted 3hr, a source close to the talks says from Hong Kong.<u1:p></u1:p><o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-GB style='mso-ansi-language:EN-GB'>But the outlook is more encouraging as mov
  • Nepal withdraws Mandarin's landing permit

    News | 03 Oct 2001 06:33 | Nicholas Ionides

    <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:.5in'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal>Taiwan’s Mandarin Airlines is appealing a decision by the Nepalese Government barring it from operating to the country.</p> <p class=MsoNormal>Spokeswoman Linda Hsiao says from Taipei that Nepal yesterday informed Mandarin that it would not be allowed to operate to the Himalayan kingdom from tomorrow as planned.</p> <p class=MsoNormal>“They cancelled our landing permit but didn’t give us any explanation,” she says.</p> <p class=MsoNormal>“They only said it was due to unavoidable circumstances.”</p> <p class=MsoNormal>Mandarin has since early this year been planning to operate twice- or thrice-weekly to Kathmandu from its Taipei base. Approvals had already been secured from Taiwanese and Nepalese authorities.</p> <p class=MsoNormal>Hsiao says the airline is appealing the decision but Nepalese authorities have not returned telephone calls.</p> <p class=MsoNormal>The carrie