lgb
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Flying To The Two Chinas

Fri May 11, 2001 11:15 pm

Why is it that Northwest and United can fly both to the Republic of China (Taiwan) and to the People's Republic of China (mainland China) when European carriers have been required to set up subsidiaries, British Airways Asia, KLM Asia, Swissair Asia, etc., to handle the Taiwan flights for the main airline to retain traffic rights into mainland China?

Curiously,
Lars
 
sr176
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RE: Flying To The Two Chinas

Fri May 11, 2001 11:37 pm

It is probably the power of USA
 
enginesrus
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RE: Flying To The Two Chinas

Sat May 12, 2001 12:04 am

It depends on whether or not the carriers are perceived as being "flag carriers". To a certain extent, the Asian subsidiaries of various airlines such as KLM are a vestige of the days when major European airlines were government owned and operated, which created political problems when they wanted to fly to both countries. It doesn't seem to be that big of an issue any more - carriers such as Malaysia, Singapore, Thai, and Air Canada all fly to "both" Chinas without much of a problem, despite the fact that several of them are government owned.
 
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RE: Flying To The Two Chinas

Sat May 12, 2001 12:20 am


Lufthansa is also flying to Taiwan has has no Lufthansa Asia or something.
Thsi is not "the power of the USA".

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lgb
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RE: Flying To The Two Chinas

Sat May 12, 2001 1:16 am

Since when does LH fly to Taiwan?
 
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RE: Flying To The Two Chinas

Sat May 12, 2001 2:16 am


Oops I'm sorry. I apologize I've mixed up Manila and Taipeh.
Sorry bout that.
 
LJ
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RE: Flying To The Two Chinas

Sat May 12, 2001 2:39 am

Lufthansa did have flights to Taipeh but they were operated by a B747-400 in Condor colors to please the mainland Chinese.

Regards
Laurens
 
tupolev154b2
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RE: Flying To The Two Chinas

Sat May 12, 2001 4:35 am

American will be using China Eastern's route authority to fly to China sometime in the future and they started service to Taipei not too long ago.
 
B-HOP
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RE: Flying To The Two Chinas

Sat May 12, 2001 4:53 am

How about cathay before 1990?
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johnnybgoode
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RE: Flying To The Two Chinas

Mon May 14, 2001 1:41 am

could anyone share with me which european airlines currently serve taiwan?????
i know that there are british asia, swissair asia and klm asia, and i believe once, perhaps still today, there was air france asie (saw an a340 painted with asie on the fuselage in CCS in ´95), so i take it they currently serve taiwan???
LH has dropped its TPE flights quite some time ago, but i don´t know about the others. if anyone could share some info with me, i´d highly appreciate that...

regards
daniel
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