Taiwan’s China Airlines is considering changing its name in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. In a social media post on April 11th, Taiwan’s Minister of Transportation and Communications indicated that there is the possibility for the carrier to change its name. Although, this would be a pretty significant change.
China Airlines could change its name
As reported in the Taiwan News, since February, a number of organizations have petitioned to change the airline’s name to reduce any connotations between the carrier and mainland China. In a nudge towards the airline, Taiwan’s Minister of Transportation and Communications Lin Chia-lung has indicated that he would be open to working with the airline on changing its name as outlined in a Facebook post: