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2024 Jan 03

China Airlines Exclusive: World Champion Bread by Yao-hsun Chen Now Onboard

China Airlines, the Taiwan based carrier, has partnered with Yao-hsun Chen of Yoshi Bakery to bring his world champion bread onboard. Effectively immediately, bread developed exclusively for China Airlines by Chen will be served in all cabin classes on all flights departing from Taiwan, demonstrating the carrier's tireless pursuit of innovation and breakthroughs in in-flight catering....

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2023 Dec 13

China Airlines Scores of APEX Five Star, Best Design in Asia, and Best Airline in North Asia International Awards

China Airlines, the Taiwan based carrier, has been awarded the Global Traveler magazine “Best Airline in North Asia” award, a testament to its tireless pursuit of excellence in service. The airline also beat out more than 600 airlines from around the world to be named a “Five Star Global Airline” for eight consecutive years....

2023 Dec 11

China Airlines Inducted into DJSI for the Eighth Consecutive Year, Introduces Carbon Reduction Project on Corporate Purchasing of SAF

The results of the 2023 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) have been announced. For the eighth consecutive year, China Airlines, the Taiwan based carrier, has been selected as a constituent stock for Emerging Markets, receiving...

2023 Nov 16

China Airlines Wins First TCSA “Top Ten Domestic Companies Award”

The results of the 2023 Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Awards (TCSA) and Global Corporate Sustainability Awards (GCSA) were announced today (11/15). As expected, China Airlines won awards for the tenth...

2023 Oct 26

China Airlines Winter Timetable Includes Two Daily Flights to Okinawa and Busan Flights from Kaohsiung to Singapore and Okinawa Resume

China Airlines, the Taiwan based carrier, is introducing a new winter timetable on October 29 that will offer more frequent services on all routes and will give travelers more flight options...

2023 Oct 12

Roam the World with “Animal Travelers” in the China Airlines 2024 Calendar

China Airlines, the Taiwan based carrier, has unveiled its 2024 calendar with the “Live Your Travel Fantasies” theme. For the first time, “animal travelers” serve as guides to famous destinations around the world. The entire calendar...

2023 Oct 02

New China Airlines Commercial #TheMomentsTheMemories Resonates with Viewers

Taiwan based China Airlines launched the new 2023 commercial #TheMomentsTheMemories across the carrier’s YouTube channel, and Facebook and Instagram pages. Inspired by the highs and lows of travel, China Airlines’s new commercial...

2023 Sep 18

China Airlines Offers Most Frequent Services to Kyushu with Launch of New Taipei-Kumamoto Route

Today (9/18) China Airlines formally launched the Taipei-Kumamoto route with two weekly flights every Monday and Friday. Two additional flights on Thursday and Sunday will be added starting from December bringing the total...

2023 Sep 14

China Airlines Treats Fans to “Members Day” with 16% Discount on Fares for “Autumn Leaves Tour” to Japan and Korea on September 16

Today (9/14) China Airlines announced that it is rewarding Dynasty Flyers around the world by designating the 16th of each month as “China Airlines Members Day.” A variety of members-only special offers from across the CAL...

2023 Sep 01

China Airlines Lowering Prepaid Excess Baggage Fees by Over 30% in Upgrade of Baggage Services

In response to strong global travel demand, today (9/1) China Airlines announced that excess baggage fees on international routes will be reduced by up to 22% for China Airlines/Mandarin Airlines...

2023 Aug 07

China Airlines Sustainability Demonstration Flight Improves Carbon Reduction Performance by 1500% and Wins Two Accolades

China Airlines, the Taiwan-based carrier, took part in the second The Sustainable Flight Challenge (TSFC) held by SkyTeam. Flight CI753/CI754 between Taipei and Singapore was designated as the sustainability demonstration flight successfully reducing its carbon emissions by 150 tons. This was a 1500% improvement on last year’s performance and...

2023 Jul 24

China Airlines and Philippine Airlines Adding More Codeshare Routes

China Airlines, the Taiwan-based carrier, has announced an expansion of its codesharing agreement with Philippine Airlines taking advantage of the strong post-COVID travel market between Taiwan and the Philippines. The new additions include Taipei-Cebu and Kaohsiung-Manila routes operated by China Airlines as well as...

2023 Jul 21

China Airlines Recognized as a Best Company to Work for in Asia

HR Asia has named China Airlines one of the 2023 Best Companies to Work for in Asia. This was the first time the Taiwanese airline took part in the awards where it faced 339 competing companies. Senior VP I-Chieh Chen accepted the award on behalf of the company. Employee care and support are top priorities at China Airlines...

2023 Jul 19

New Prague Route Sees China Airlines Offer Non-Stop Flights to Six Popular European Cities

To celebrate the official launch of the Taipei-Prague route, China Airlines President Kao Shing-Hwang departed from Taipei on inaugural flight CI067 and arrived in Prague on July 19. The non-stop service to Prague lasted 13.5 hours...

2023 Jul 03

China Airlines Code Sharing with ITA Airways to Expand Italian Network

China Airlines has announced its partnership with ITA Airways for the code-sharing of flight CI075/076 on the Taipei-Rome route. The codesharing agreement will also be expanded to cover other destinations within Italy to promote the development of both markets by streamlining travel between Taiwan and Italy. The continued expansion of the European network will enhance the diverse products and services offered by China Airlines to meet traveler needs...

2023 Jun 29

China Airlines to Inaugurate Taipei-Kumamoto Service in September

China Airlines is responding to the increasing demand for tourism and business travel to Japan by launching the Taipei-Kumamoto route on September 18. With two round-trip flights per week, the new route will complement the existing 14 flights a week on the Taipei-Fukuoka route to give travelers more options for getting to and from Kyushu. To celebrate the new Taipei-Kumamoto route, China Airlines is offering a special promotion on the first three flights with Economy Class round-trip fares starting from TWD 6,840 (before tax). The fare can be as low as TWD 4,780...

2023 Jun 28

China Airlines and WooTEA Infuse In-Flight Desserts with Playfulness

China Airlines has joined forces with WooTEA, the popular Taiwanese hand-shaken beverage brand, to develop an exclusive range of tea-themed desserts and beverages. Both the form and packaging of these desserts will feature wholesome animal illustrations by DinoTaeng, the popular Korean illustrator. The super-cute quokka pilot and flight attendant will delight both the eyes and taste buds of travelers. Come July, travelers in all cabin classes will have a chance to enjoy this new in-flight catering sensation...

2023 Jun 21

China Airlines Signs Firm Orders for Eight Boeing 787 Passenger Aircraft at Paris Air Show

China Airlines Chairman Su-Chien Hsieh accepted an invitation to attend the 2023 Paris Air Show where he signed a contract with Boeing converting the option on eight 787 passenger aircraft into firm orders, a change previously approved by the China Airlines Board on May 10. The 787 fleet will grow to 24 aircraft once all aircraft are delivered by 2028. The 787 will be assigned to regional, Oceania, and long-haul routes....

2023 Jun 19

China Airlines Announces Plan to Introduce One A350-900 Passenger Aircraft This Year

China Airlines, the Taiwan-based carrier, announced that it plans to introduce one A350-900 leased aircraft this year. The aircraft will be delivered in Q4 and enter service in 2024 Q1. The new arrival will join the existing fleets of fourteen A350-900 and ten 777-300ER passenger aircraft as the mainstays of the North American and European networks...

2023 May 22

China Airlines Sustainability Flight Leads the Way with Low Carbon Meals and Net Zero Carbon Emissions

China Airlines, the Taiwan-based carrier, operated its second “Sustainability Demonstration Flight” with CI753/754 on the Taipei and Singapore route as part of SkyTeam’s The Sustainable Flight Challenge (TSFC) today...

2023 May 15

China Airlines Expands Southern Taiwan Network with Launch of New Exclusive Kaohsiung-Seoul (Gimpo) Route

China Airlines expects the relaxation of border restrictions in Taiwan and South Korea to boost Taiwanese tourism and business travel to Korea. People in southern Taiwan will soon be able to enjoy the convenience of the new Kaohsiung-Seoul (Gimpo) route with three weekly return flights from July 6 onwards. China Airlines is offering Economy Class return air fares starting from TWD 8,200 (before tax) and bookings are now available...

2023 May 12

China Airlines Exercises Option to Purchase Eight Additional 787-9 to be Delivered from 2026 Onwards

China Airlines, the Taiwan-based carrier, announced today (5/10) that it will exercise the option to purchase eight Boeing 787-9 passenger aircraft to be delivered from 2026 onwards. The new aircraft will be assigned to regional, Oceania and long-haul routes to meet burgeoning passenger demand in the post-COVID era. The option exercise will be finalized with Boeing in the near future...

2023 May 09

China Airlines Makes First Passenger-carrying Flight with Sustainable Aviation Fuels

The second round of the SkyTeam “The Sustainable Flight Challenge (TSFC)” is on! China Airlines, the Taiwan-based carrier, announced that CI753/754, the round-trip flight between Taipei and Singapore on May 22, will become its latest sustainability demonstration flight, refueling with Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) in Singapore for the return flight. China Airlines will become the first Taiwanese airline to operate a passenger-carrying flight with SAF, setting a milestone for the sustainability of the Taiwanese transportation industry...

2023 Apr 19

China Airlines Partners with Le Palais to Bring Taiwan’s Three Michelin Stars to the Skies for the First Time

China Airlines announced that it is partnering with Le Palais, the only three star Michelin restaurant in Taiwan, to launch the all new “Skyward 3-Stars Private Cuisine” in-flight menu. The new menu will be introduced on all long-haul flights to Europe and North America departing from Taiwan starting from April 21. The menu, designed by Le Palais and exclusive to China Airlines, will offer all travelers in Premium Business, Premium Economy, and Economy Class the opportunity to enjoy a Michelin-starred tasting in the clouds. This will be the first time in the airline culinary industry that a three star Michelin restaurant from Taiwan will make its way 10,000 feet in the sky...

2023 Mar 15

China Airlines Introduces Trendy Podcast Programming for In-Flight Entertainment

China Airlines today (3/15) announced that it has partnered with “SoundOn”, the No.1 brand in the Taiwanese audio industry, to launch all-new high-quality podcast programming for in-flight entertainment systems. Travelers can now listen to a wide variety of channels on different intellectual topics while in the sky. Programs such as international finance and economy, travel and culture, lifestyle and sustainability will take your ears on a different journey when you fly with China Airlines...

2023 Mar 14

China Airlines Expands European Network with New Taipei-Prague Route

As river cruise ships lazily make their way along the Vltava River, the magnificent Castle District and Rudolfinum come into view. Sail under the Charles Bridge and enjoy the idyllic riverside scenery of Prague in the Czech Republic. China Airlines is now inviting you to experience the most beautiful city in Eastern Europe. Today (3/14) China Airlines announced direct flights from Taipei to Prague with the A350 passenger aircraft from July 2023. Beginning July 18th China Airlines will operate two flights per week, making China Airlines the only airline to fly directly between Taiwan and the Czech Republic...

2023 Feb 22

China Airlines Tops Global Airline Industry in Sustainability Yearbook 2023

S&P Global, the international sustainability assessment organization, has revealed the latest results for the Sustainability Yearbook 2023. China Airlines was assessed as the top performer in ESG (Environmental Protection...

2023 Jan 20

China Airlines' Launch of Taipei-Chiang Mai Route Offers New Choice for Thailand Flights

Taiwan-based China Airlines inaugurated the Taipei-Chiang Mai route on January 20. Chiang Mai is the second scheduled service to be launched by China Airlines and its introduction, alongside the busy Taipei-Bangkok and Kaohsiung-Bangkok services...

2023 Jan 10

China Airlines Introduces Japanese Banquet Cuisine with Brand New Tableware to Enhance the Travel Experience

From January 15, China Airlines will partner with “TOUTOUAN”, a famous restaurant in Tokyo, to launch their “natural style” Japanese cuisine for Premium Business/Business Class on all Japanese routes...

2023 Jan 02

China Airlines Expands Presence in Vietnam with the Launch of Taipei-Da Nang Service Today

Today (1/2), China Airlines officially launched direct flights between Taipei and Da Nang. An important travel hub in Vietnam, Da Nang is China Airlines’ third scheduled service in the country and the first addition to the network in 2023...

2022 Dec 16

China Airlines Sets Another Example for Sustainability in the Airline Industry with First National Sustainable Development Award

Taiwan-based carrier China Airlines has won extensive recognition for its sustainability philosophy and accomplishments by winning more than 10 national and international awards in 2022 thus far. China...

2022 Dec 16

#TravelForNewChapter - All New 2022 China Airlines Commercial Released Online

China Airlines, the flag carrier of Taiwan, today (12/16) launched its all new 2022 #TravelForNewChapter commercial to celebrate the airline’s 63rd anniversary. The commercial went live at noon on the China...

2022 Dec 12

China Airlines Picked by DJSI for Seventh Consecutive Year and Ranked First in Global Aviation Industry

The results of the 2022 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) have now been released. China Airlines placed first in the global aviation industry, breaking its own ranking and scoring record and making this the first time that...

2022 Dec 01

China Airlines Launches New Taipei-Cebu Direct Flight Service to the “Queen City of the South” with New A321neo Aircraft

China Airlines, the Taiwan-based carrier, has added a new route to its Southeast Asia portfolio with the formal launch of its new Taipei-Cebu service today (12/1). China Airlines has operated scheduled services on...

2022 Nov 30

China Airlines Introduces Michelin Green Star to In-Flight Catering with Plant-based Cuisine

The lifting of international border restrictions has seen a resurgence in travel demand. China Airlines has now partnered with Yang Ming Spring, a food and beverage brand and winner of the Michelin Green Star for two consecutive years, to create a new " Clean & Green Plant-based Cuisine" to enhance the diversity and quality of in-flight catering services. The new menu will go live on December 1. Travelers departing from Taiwan can make a...

2022 Nov 22

China Airlines "Pikachu Jet CI" Documentary Now Online - A Behind the Scenes Look at the Painting of a Great Livery

The China Airlines documentary on the painting of the "Pikachu Jet CI" livery went online. The camera offers a look behind the scenes of the first time that "full body spray painting" was used on this A321neo narrowbody passenger aircraft. Over 20 experienced technicians worked in turns to cover the fuselage with bright and lively colors. The process involved 36 types of paints and took 21 days, making it more time-consuming than painting a 747 widebody passenger aircraft. The result is the most colorful liveried aircraft in the history of China Airlines. No China Airlines livery had ever taken so much time to apply either ...

2022 Nov 21

China Airlines "Pikachu Jet CI" Merchandise Now On Sale and Set to Fly Okinawa Route Next Year

The China Airlines "Pikachu Jet CI" has been a runaway success since its launch and flying with the Pokémons has become the new trend in post-pandemic travel. To top off the joy of being surrounded by Pokémons aboard the liveried aircraft, "Pikachu Jet CI" merchandise such as the model plane, mixed snack gift and apron are now going on sale. Passengers on China Airlines' Asia, Guam and Palau routes can order the merchandise, taking the cuteness in the cabin home with them even if they did not fly with a ...

2022 Nov 16

China Airlines Wins Corporate Sustainability Awards for 9th Consecutive Year and Garners Top Awards

The results of the 2022 Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Awards (TCSA) and Global Corporate Sustainability Awards (GCSA) were announced today (11/16). China Airlines maintained its eye-catching performance by garnering four top awards. ...

2022 Nov 15

China Airlines Collects Top Honor at National Enterprise Environmental Protection Awards

China Airlines, the Taiwan-based carrier, has won national recognition for its longstanding commitment to corporate social responsibility as well as the promotion of...

2022 Nov 09

China Airlines Named APEX Five Star Global Airline For Seventh Straight Year

China Airlines has been named the "2023 APEX Five Star Global Airline" by the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) for the seventh straight year. Travelers were invited by the popular travel website TripIt to rate nearly 600 airlines and over a million flights based on five categories...

2022 Nov 01

China Airlines Plans More Flights to Palau from November - Fly With the All New A321neo to Rainbow's End

China Airlines, the Taiwan-based carrier, will add more flights to its Palau route from November 16. The all new A321neo passenger aircraft will fly the route every Wednesday and Saturday, providing travelers with more flexibility in their itinerary and a better flying experience. The Taiwan-Palau route has been a fixture of the China Airlines network and the convenience of direct flights has helped boost tourism as well as cultural and business exchange between the two countries. Special promotional air fare is now being offered during the 2022 Taipei International Travel Fair with Economy Class starting from TWD 9,000...

2022 Oct 27

China Airlines Named Asia's Best Cargo Airline and CEIV Pharma Certification Re-certified

Taiwan’s China Airlines has been named the 2022 "Best Cargo Airline - Asia" by the magazine Air Cargo News. International recognition of China Airlines' expertise in freight was reinforced by the renewal of the IATA Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) certification...

2022 Oct 25

China Airlines 2023 Calendar Invites Travelers to Explore the Planet

The 2023 China Airlines Calendar is inspired by famous travel destinations around the world. For the first time, the wall calendar "Carve a Perfect Arc as You Reach for New Horizons" and desktop calendar "The World Awaits You" will feature distinct themes. As we say farewell to the pandemic and step once more into the light, the calendars will reconnect passengers with their past travels and fill them with anticipation to embrace the world once more...

2022 Oct 04

China Airlines to Begin Flying to Da Nang, "Hawaii of the East”, in Vietnam from January Next Year

Taiwan-based China Airlines is gearing up for the post-pandemic recovery in the passenger market by introducing five weekly direct flights to Da Nang, Vietnam...

2022 Sep 30

China Airlines "Pikachu Jet CI" Makes One-Day Charity Micro-Trip, First Flight to Tokyo-Haneda Set for 10/2

A charity micro-trip was held today (9/30) by China Airlines "Pikachu Jet CI", the carrier's first A321neo, with aircraft number B-18101. With China Airlines President Kao Shing-Hwang as the tour guide for the day, the flight took off from Taoyuan Airport at 11:00AM and flew north over Miyako-jima, Okinawa, and Kagoshima, greeting Japan at long last. The flight returned to Songshan Airport at 3:07PM, bringing the one-day trip with Pokémon to a successful conclusion...

2022 Sep 29

China Airlines Unveils Taiwan's First A321neo "Pikachu Jet CI"

Today (9/28), China Airlines formally unveiled its "Pikachu Jet CI", the first Pokémon liveried aircraft in Taiwan. This was the most colorful livery in the history of China Airlines, taking 21 days to apply. A one-day charity micro-trip was organized on September 30 by China Airlines for the Taoyuan-Taipei (Songshan) route. The aircraft will then make its first flight on the Taipei (Songshan) - Tokyo (Haneda) route carrying with its Pokémon fans young and old. Exclusive Pokémon-themed supplies will also be featured aboard the aircraft....

2022 Sep 05

China Airlines "Pikachu Jet CI" Set for 9/30 Micro-Trip with Pokémon

The long-awaited China Airlines "Pikachu Jet CI" is departing soon! The one-day micro-trip aboard "Pikachu Jet CI" scheduled for September 30 will give the general public a chance to see the Pokémon up close. The flight will take off from Taoyuan Airport and land at Taipei-Songshan Airport...

2022 Aug 30

China Airlines to Purchase 16 New Boeing 787-9 Passenger Aircraft for Post-Pandemic Boom

China Airlines, the Taiwan-based carrier, announced the purchase of 16 Boeing 787-9 passenger aircraft fitted with the General Electric GEnx engine today (8/30). Deliveries are expected to commence in 2025 and the next-generation aircraft will become the mainstay of the medium-capacity wide-body fleet ...

2022 Jul 27

China Airlines Liveried Aircraft to Join Pokémon Air Adventures Across the World

China Airlines is officially joining the “Pokémon Air Adventures” of The Pokémon Company. The Pokémon Company Corporate Officer Susumu Fukunaga and China Airlines President Kao Shing-Hwang issued a joint announcement today (7/27) about the launch of China Airlines' “Pikachu Jet CI.” ...

2022 Jul 12

China Airlines Upgrades Baggage Allowance to Piece-Based System for Tickets Purchased from August 2 on All Routes

Taiwan’s China Airlines announced another baggage service upgrade today (7/12). Due to the adoption of the piece-based system, all travelers will enjoy more free checked baggage allowance...

2022 Jul 08

China Airlines Sustainability Demonstration Flight Garners Twin Awards

China Airlines, Taiwan’s flag carrier, took up SkyTeam’s “The Sustainable Flight Challenge” (TSFC) by launching a sustainability demonstration flight which incorporated close to a hundred eco-friendly and carbon reduction measures. Carbon emissions were reduced by...

2022 Jul 06

China Airlines Leads the Taiwanese Transportation Sector by Issuing the First-Ever Industry “Forest and Biodiversity Conservation Commitment”

China Airlines has taken the lead by becoming the first airline and transportation company in Taiwan to adopt the “Forest and Biodiversity Conservation Commitment” in response to global trends. The signing of the declaration by Chairman Su-Chien Hsieh and President Shing-Hwang Kao commits...

2022 May 26

China Airlines Holds 2022 Annual General Shareholders Meeting, Preps New Passenger and Cargo Capacity to Meet Market Expectations

China Airlines (TWSE: 2610) held its annual general shareholders meeting this morning (5/26) at Taipei Innovation City Convention Center. China Airlines Chairman Su-Chien Hsieh stated that the keys to the airline’s robust performance during 2021 were an agile business strategy, very competitive workforce...

2022 May 04

China Airlines A321neo Makes Maiden Flight on Songshan-Haneda Prime Business Traveler Route

China Airlines’ new A321neo aircraft made its maiden flight on the Songhan-Tokyo (Haneda) route today (5/4). To celebrate the occasion with travelers, China Airlines partnered with Le Ruban Pâtisserie, a dessert shop renowned as Taiwan’s “Chanel of the Dessert World,” to serve Earls Melon Shortcake in Business Class and Lemon Glazed Cake in Economy Class...

2022 May 04

China Airlines participated in SkyTeam “The Sustainable Flight Challenge” and Launches Sustainability Demonstration Flights

China Airlines participated in “The Sustainable Flight Challenge” (TSFC) issued by SkyTeam today (5/4), selecting flight CI-753 from Taipei to Singapore as the sustainability demonstration flight...

2022 Mar 30

China Airlines Awarded Leadership Status by CDP Sustainable Fuels Used by A321neo Fleet on All Ferry Flights

China Airlines is committed to achieving “net zero carbon emissions” by 2050 to support international initiatives on carbon reduction...

2022 Mar 29

China Airlines Launches New Dynasty Sky Reading Service

China Airlines, the Taiwan-based carrier, has upgraded its in-flight entertainment offering with its “Dynasty Sky Reading” e-book service. Travelers can now use smart phones and other personal electronic devices to download over a hundred newspapers...

2022 Mar 28

China Airlines Prepares for increased services from summer schedule onwards

As part of its continuous review of travel demand, China Airlines is planning to increase the number of passenger-carrying services in its summer schedule, starting with a 20%...

2022 Mar 27

China Airlines A321neo Makes Maiden Flight on Hong Kong Route Today and Introduction on the Songshan-Haneda Prime Business Traveler Route Planned

China Airlines’ all-new fleet of A321neo aircraft debuted on its first flight on the Taoyuan-Hong Kong route today (3/27). Two daily passenger or cargo-only return flights are scheduled as of today and the fleet will be progressively dispatched to other destinations including Yangon...

2022 Feb 15

China Airlines Awarded “Silver Class” in the 2022 Sustainability Yearbook and Named No.2 Airline in the World for the Second Year Running

China Airlines successfully promotes environmental and social sustainability and corporate governance (ESG). S&P Global, the international sustainability ratings agency, recently announced the results of the Sustainability Yearbook 2022...

2022 Jan 27

China Airlines Orders Four New Boeing 777F Freighters

Today (1/27) China Airlines announced to purchase four more new Boeing 777F freighters. The deliveries are slated to commence in 2023 and six 777F freighters have progressively entered service with China Airlines since 2020. Ordering four new aircraft will eventually bring the 777F freighter fleet to ten aircraft in total. This expansion of the 777F...

2022 Jan 11

China Airlines Cargo Sets Best Record in 2021 after 62 years in Operation

2021 proved a record-setting year for the China Airlines Cargo team. Even as the impact of COVID-19 was felt all around the world, China Airlines switched to a cargo-centric business model that put its fleet of 21 freighters to full...

2022 Jan 2

China Airlines Wins Top Prize at 2022 Rose Parade in the U.S.

The Rose Parade is acclaimed as one of the top three New Year festivals in the U.S. The 2022 Rose Parade was held with much fanfare in Pasadena, Los Angeles with China Airlines named...