Founded in 1959, China Airlines is the largest Taiwan carrier. In 2014, China Airlines ranked No. 6 in IATA International Air Cargo Carriers by carried international air cargo volume 1,296 thousand-tones. Currently has a fleet of 86 cargo aircraft, of which 21 are B747-400F all-cargo aircraft. By using a combination of all-cargo aircraft and the bellies of passenger aircraft, China Airlines offers service to 97 destinations in 27 countries around the world. With Taiwan at the center of its flight network, China Airlines offers extensive air freight services to Americas and across Asia, including China, Japan, and Southeast Asia. Using air cargo hubs like Bangkok and Osaka to optimize routes, China Airlines offers faster connections between regional and long-haul flights to the Americas and Europe.
China Airlines became a SkyTeam Member on September 28, 2011, and a member of SkyTeam Cargo on October 3, 2012.