|Hubs||Taipei Songshan Airport
|Focus cities||Kaohsiung International Airport|
|Frequent-flyer program||Dynasty Flyer|
|Airport lounge||Dynasty Lounge|
|Destinations||34 (including charter flights)|
|Parent company||China Airlines|
|Headquarters||Songshan District, Taipei (Republic of China)|
Mandarin Airlines, Limited (Chinese: 華信航空; pinyin: Huáxìn Hángkōng) is an airline based in Songshan District, Taipei, Taiwan. The Republic of China-based airline is China Airlines' regional and domestic subsidiary. It also operates charter services. Its main base is Taichung Airport.
Mandarin Airlines was established on 1 June 1991, and was originally a joint venture of China Airlines (66%) and the Koo's Development Corporation (33%); the names of both investors formed the Chinese name of Mandarin Airlines. Mandarin's establishment had much to do with the political status of Taiwan. At the time, Mandarin Airlines' parent company, China Airlines, still carried the national flag of the Republic of China on its livery as a symbol of the continued existence of the Republic of China government. Because of this, the People's Republic of China used its influence to block any country that it had formal diplomatic relationship with from allowing China Airlines to establish routes to it, such as Canada and Australia. However, PRC objected less to ROC airlines that did not carry the national flag from flying international routes, thus Mandarin Airlines was established to take advantage of this, while preserving China Airlines' role as the flag carrier of the Republic of China.
On 16 October 1991, Mandarin Airlines started operations with direct flights from Taipei to Sydney in Australia. The next step was the opening of a direct air route to Vancouver in Canada on 7 December 1991. Thus, Mandarin Airlines became ROC's first airline to fly direct to Australia and Canada. The China Trust Group pulled its investment in Mandarin Airlines on 31 October 1992, turning the airline into a company virtually wholly owned by China Airlines (90.05%) by December 1992. Also, Mandarin Airlines' role was changed to be a primary domestic and short-range intra-regional airline, after parent China Airlines was able to re-establish its emphasis on international routes, due a new livery that did not include the national flag, and thus faced less objection from PRC.
On 8 August 1999, China Airlines formally merged its subsidiary, Mandarin Airlines, with Formosa Airlines under the Mandarin name. Mandarin took over Formosa's domestic operations and aircraft while Mandarin's fleet and most of its international flights were transferred to China Airlines. In early 2000, the airline bought 5 Dornier 228 from Uni Air to fly out-lying routes. These planes were sold to Daily Air in 2005, a helicopter carrier in Taiwan which had won the bid to fly these money-losing routes.
Mandarin Airlines operates the following services (as of November 2012)  The mainland Chinese destinations may include scheduled charter service or indirect routing which transit through non-Chinese country.
- Changsha - Changsha Huanghua International Airport
- Fuzhou - Fuzhou Changle International Airport
- Hangzhou - Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport
- Lijiang - Lijiang Airport [begins 30 June 2013]
- Nanjing - Nanjing Lukou International Airport
- Ningbo - Ningbo Lishe International Airport
- Shenyang - Shenyang Taoxian International Airport
- Xiamen - Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport
- Zhengzhou - Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport
- Hong Kong
- South Korea
As of November 2012, Mandarin Airlines has codeshare agreements with the following airlines:
The Mandarin Airlines fleet includes the following aircraft (as of October 2009):
|Embraer 190AR||8||104||4 leased from GECAS|
Mandarin Airlines announced the lease of 3 Embraer E-190s and 5 Embraer E-195 aircraft from GE Commercial Aviation Services. The aircraft will be used on the dedicated connection flights between Kaohsiung International Airport and Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport as well as shorthaul routes in Asia, and replace the fleet of Fokker 50 and Fokker 100s. The first of 8 leased Embraer E-190/195s was delivered to the airline in May 2007, the first to a Taiwanese airline. The Embraer E-190s feature a refreshened livery. On October 27, 2009, Mandarin Airlines retired its last Fokker 100 aircraft (B12291), ending this type's 14-year serving era. 
Previously operated aircraft include:
Incidents and accidents
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- "About Us." Mandarin Airlines. Retrieved on March 7, 2010.
- "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-04-10. p. 47.
- "Our business mark and concept of operations." Mandarin Airlines.
- "Our Flight Destinations." Mandarin Airlines.
- "Directory: World Airlines (2009)". Flight International: 41–87. 2012-11-4.
- Mandarin Airlines News[dead link]
- Air Transport World 15 May 2007
- 華信FK-100機隊 光榮除役
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