Mandarin Airlines

Mandarin Airlines was established on June 1, 1991, mainly for operating direct flights from Taipei to Canada's Vancouver, Australia's Sydney and Brisbane in the beginning. 
It operates domestic and regional international flights, while its parent company focuses on international operations. Some charter services are also operated by the company. 
Its main hub is Taipei Songshan Airport with others at Taichung International Airport and Kaohsiung International Airport. Mandarin Airlines merged with Formosa Airlines, thus became an Airlines that runs regional short-haul international route and domestic route on August 8, 1999. 
China Airlines is its parent company which makes Mandarin Airlines a majority-owned subsidiary of China Airlines.
Mandarin Airlines always emphasized on flight safety and comfortable flight service. It had received the 1992 citation of meritorious service from the Australian Civil Aviation Board in 1992. In April 1996, it was granted the first ISO-9002 certification for in-flight service in Taiwan and then successfully awarded with ISO-9002 includes flight operation, maintenance operation, flight safety, operational control, passenger service, ground handling and cargo service in 2000. In 2003, Mandarin Airlines has been awarded with ISO9001 year-2000-edition certificate.
Gyrfalcon was chosen as the business mark of Mandarin Airlines when the airline was first formed. Gyrfalcon as Mandarin Airlines’ logo is to indicate that "once we take flight, we fly a thousand miles" and its spirit of strong endeavors when facing various situations.
Mandarin Airlines received GOLDEN WING AWARDs for airline excellent safety and flight service performance from Taiwan’s Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) both in 2003 and 2015. This award represents the carrier’s excellent domestic operations, outperforming other Taiwan-based domestic carriers within this market in Innovation of Passenger Services, Internet e-Service and Support of Charity Activities.
Mandarin Airlines is a member of IATA (International Air Transport Association) and serves a domestic network of major cities and outlying islands as Taipei-Sungshan, Kinmen, Makung, Taitung, Kinmen, Kaohsiung and Hualien. In addition to this, Mandarin also serves destinations in Asia from/to Taichung, including Hong Kong, Ho Chi Ming City, Hanoi, Seoul –Incheon, Okinawa, Oita, Nagoya also serves 15 cities in China.
Mandarin Airlines announced the lease of eight Embraer E-190 aircraft from GE Commercial Aviation Services in December 2005 to replace the aging Fokker 50 and Fokker 100s in its fleet. 
Mandarin Airlines' E-190s featured a refreshed livery, with the first aircraft delivered in May 2007, becoming the first, and to date the only, Taiwanese airline to use this type of aircraft. 
On 27 October 2009, Mandarin Airlines retired its last Fokker 100 aircraft, ending this type's 14-year service with the airline. On 19 July 2017 Mandarin Airlines placed orders for six ATR 72-600 aircraft to be delivered in 2018.