|Hubs||Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport
Taipei Songshan Airport
|Frequent-flyer program||Infinity MileageLands|
|Airport lounge||Evergreen Lounge|
|Fleet size||20 (+4 orders)|
|Parent company||EVA Airways Corporation|
|Key people||Peter Chen (President)|
|Literal meaning||Makung International Airlines|
UNI Air is an airline based in Zhongshan, Taipei, Taiwan. It is a domestic and regional subsidiary of EVA Air. It was known as Makung International Airlines until 1996, when EVA Air took a majority share of the airline. In 1998, the airline merged with Great China Airlines and Taiwan Airways, which EVA Air also had interests in, to form UNI Airways (UNI Air).
The airline has had the largest market share in the domestic Taiwan market in recent years, and has expanded to include international flights. A few of its McDonnell Douglas MD-90 aircraft have been repainted and are flying for parent carrier EVA Air due to overcapacity. In recent years, Uni Air has launched services to international destinations from the southern Taiwanese port city of Kaohsiung. In 2007, the airline received permission to begin flights to Japan.
UNI Air has operated two-class services, with domestic business- and economy-class seating. Business-class passengers have access to EVA Air's Evergreen Lounges. UNI Air's predecessor, Makung International Airlines, operated a fleet of BAe 146 series jet aircraft. These aircraft were sold when Uni Air was formed. Uni Air's IATA Code is B7, its ICAO code is UIA, and its callsign is Glory. In 2012, Uni Air unveiled a new livery and tail/logo on a MD-90 aircraft.
The airline operates mainly to domestic destinations, but also operates scheduled international flights to Bangkok, Hanoi and Seoul from Kaohsiung and chartered flights to Bali and Jeju from Kaohsiung. Uni Air's destinations (as of January 2013) are:
- Chongqing - Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport
- Fuzhou - Fuzhou Changle International Airport
- Dalian - Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport
- Hangzhou - Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport
- Kunming - Kunming Changshui International Airport
- Nanjing - Nanjing Lukou International Airport
- Ningbo - Ningbo Lishe International Airport
- Qingdao - Qingdao Liuting International Airport
- Shenzhen - Shenzhen Baoan International Airport
- Xiamen - Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport
- South Korea
- Chiayi (Chiayi Airport)
- Hengchun (Hengchun Airport)
- Kaohsiung (Kaohsiung International Airport) Hub
- Kinmen (Kinmen Airport)
- Makung (Makung Airport)
- Matsu Islands (Matsu Beigan Airport)
- Nangan (Matsu Nangan Airport)
- Pingtung (Pingtung Airport)
- Taichung (Taichung Airport) Focus cities
- Tainan (Tainan Airport)
- Taitung (Taitung Airport)
UNI Air flights connect to the EVA Air network via Taipei and Kaohsiung, with service to over 40 international destinations worldwide.
As of January 2013, UNI Air has codeshare agreements with the following airlines:
|ATR 72-600||6||4||70||To replace Dash 8 Q300 and MD-90|
|Bombardier Dash 8 Q300||8||—||56||To be replaced by ATR 72-600|
|McDonnell Douglas MD-90||6||—||152-170||To be replaced by ATR 72-600 & A321|
- "Directory: World Airlines." Flight International. March 30–5 April 2004. 88. "7F, 100 Sec 2, Chang-An E. Road, Taipei, 104, Taiwan"
- "關於立榮航空." UNI Air. January 3, 2008. Retrieved on March 15, 2010. "台北市（104）中山區長安東路二段100號8F"
- Orient Aviation - UNI Airways flights to Japan
- Airline Codes
- Uni Air fleet list at planespotters.net
- EVA Air buys 10 jets for US$240m, Channel NewsAsia
- Taiwan’s Uni Air places firm order for ten ATR 72-600s, Flightglobal.com
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