09 Jun '11, 5am

Taiwan and China add more flights

Taiwan and China add more flights

TAIPEI: Taiwan and China have decided to boost their cross-strait weekly flights by 50 per cent to 558 to meet ever growing demand, the island's authorities said Thursday. The decision was announced after the two sides late Wednesday concluded their first meeting to review agreements signed since 2008, said an official at Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration. The additional flights will cover at least two new destinations, including Tainan in southern Taiwan and Yancheng in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu, he said. Taiwan is set to open up to individual Chinese tourists late this month in a highly-anticipated move to boost the island's tourism sector. Last year the number of weekly flights was raised to 370 from 270, reflecting booming trade and travel between the mainland and the island, which are now linked by a sweeping economic accord. Direct chartered fli...

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