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Join the global airline alliance, bringing greater benefits

  • Burhanuddin Abe

    Contributor

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Jakarta   /   Fri, October 14 2011   /  09:47 am

Competition in the airline business is indeed becoming even tougher. There are now a greater number of low cost carriers and many of them tend to join in a global alliance to expand their network and reduce costs so that the ticket prices are now ever lower.

Therefore it is not surprising that even China Airlines have made an alliance with SkyTeam as the 15th member on Sept. 28, 2011. This Taiwan flag carrier and one of the world’s largest cargo airlines is the first Taiwanese airline to join SkyTeam making its position solid as the number one alliance in Greater China.

From its hub in Taipei, one of Asia’s strongest economies, China Airlines operates a diverse passenger and cargo network throughout the wider Asia Pacific region, North America and Europe, with a total of 224 daily departures to 80 destinations worldwide. The new member also brings three new destinatio...