Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 385 posts, RR: 1 Posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2573 times:
Far Eastern Air Transport and EVA Air are seeking to fly to China direct to carry passengers to and from Taipei for the lunar new year. FAT have been granted permission but EVA plan on flying indirect using an empty 744 to Shanghai and then flying full to Taipei.
ConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2550 times:
According to the BBC, the flights to China still wont be nonstop as per this new exception, but rather just allow the ROC carrier into PRC. PRC has yet to grant a nonstop allowance for any of the ROC carriers... though EVA is applying
Aio86 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 929 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2509 times:
It's a big step for both countries' air travel. Hopefully it will lead to direct air links between the two countries one day...and eventual peace. A lot of Chinese want to go visit their families in Taiwan for the Chinese New Year. It's a big deal event.