China Airlines (CAL) got its start shuttling supplies to insurgents on the Thai-Burmese border. Now the company's fleet of more than 65 aircraft, including
jets, flies passengers and freight to about 90 cities in Australia, Asia (including Mainland China), Europe, and North America from its hub in Taiwan. Some destinations are served via code-sharing agreements with partners such as
Delta Air Lines
. (Code-sharing allows carriers to sell tickets on one another's flights and thus extend their networks.)
is a subsidiary. CAL was founded by retired military pilots in 1959 with a fleet of two seaplanes.