Later in the day, the excitable gaggle of kids took to the skies in their new uniforms for a two hour flight over the island and the soaring mountain range that runs down its spine.
The flights are part of an innovative attempt by airlines to scramble up some extra cash at a time when their business has all but dried up.
Like most airlines around the world, both China Airlines and its main competitor Eva Air have had to mothball a huge chunk of their fleet as international travel evaporates during the pandemic.
The two also have a limited domestic business to fall back on.
On Saturday, an Eva A330 from Taoyuan International Airport flew over Taiwan’s northeast cape, circled Japan’s Ryukyu Islands before returning home via the picturesque and rural southeast coast. The total flight time was two hours and 45 minutes.