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Taiwan-Shanghai Charter Start Jan 26, CI Flies 1st

Tue Jan 07, 2003 9:35 am

China has approved 5 Taiwanese carrier's applications for charter flights from Taiwan to Shanghai during the Chinese New Year.

China Airlines will be the first airline (replacing FAT) to fly Taiwan-Shanghai route.

UNI Air and Transasia Airways will mainly fly Kaohsiung-Shanghai while other 4 (EVA, China Airlines, Mandarin, FAT) will fly Taipei-Shanghai. China Airlines and Mandarin Airlines will make "technical stop" in Hong Kong, the other 4 (EVA, UNI, FAT, Transasia) will stop in Macau.

Transasia Airways has not yet announced the first flight. Other's has been announced.

Taiwan -> Shanghai
January 26: China Airlines 747-400
January 27/28: FAT 757-200
January 29: FAT 757-200, EVA 747-400, UNI MD90
January 30: Mandarin B737-800

Shanghai -> Taiwan
Feburary 5/6: FAT 757-200
Feburary 7: Transasia Airways A320/321, Mandarin B737-800
Feburary 8: FAT 757-200, EVA 747-400, UNI MD90
Feburary 9: China Airlines 747-400

Despite the date has been set and all approved by China (excludes EVA, UNI, Transasia; former 2 is expected to be approved today), only FAT has sent their applications to Taiwan's CAA for permission to fly to Shanghai.
 
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RE: Taiwan-Shanghai Charter Start Jan 26, CI Flies 1st

Tue Jan 07, 2003 10:01 am

Whats the flight number and time for the CI flight on the 26th ??. I'll go and see a moment of history !!
 
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RE: Taiwan-Shanghai Charter Start Jan 26, CI Flies 1st

Tue Jan 07, 2003 10:10 am

WTH do CI and its subsidiaries get 2/3 of the flights? Mandarin is wholly owned by CI and FAT are partly owned. I thought President Chen hated them and liked EVA? Hmm, of course the final decision may have been up to Beijing which hates Chen and anything he likes!
 
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RE: Taiwan-Shanghai Charter Start Jan 26, CI Flies 1st

Tue Jan 07, 2003 10:28 am

EVA Air currently is having plane shortage. So they only fly 1 flights. Because of this problem, EVA is not planning to add any new destinations in 2003.

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