China Airlines B747; A winter takeoff from New Chitose Airport
New Chitose Airport to turn from sunny, became a blizzard. The evening, many flights became the delay-Canceled due to snow waiting for the runway.
China Airlines is the flag carrier and largest airline of the Republic of China (Taiwan). It is headquartered in Taoyuan International Airport and has 12,607 regular employees. China Airlines operates over 1,400 flights weekly to 118 airports in 115 cities (including codeshare) across Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania.
The cargo division operates 91 pure freighter flights weekly. The carrier was, in 2013, the 29th and 10th largest airline in the world in terms of passenger revenue per kilometer (RPK) and freight RPK, respectively. China Airlines has three airline subsidiaries: Mandarin Airlines operates flights to domestic and low-demand regional destinations; China Airlines Cargo, a member of Skyteam Cargo, operates a fleet of freighter aircraft and manages its parent airline’s cargo-hold capacity; Tigerair Taiwan is a low-cost carrier established by China Airlines and Singaporean airline group Tigerair Holdings and is wholly owned by China Airlines Group.