Air Transport World

Taiwan carriers go global. (airline industry)

TAIPEI-THE Republic of China's decision to deregulate its airlines and allow more carriers to fly internationally has created a flurry of activity.

Some fairly tough preconditions were imposed on new carriers bidding for licenses to operate internationally, among them the requirement that equipment be new. Also, candidates must carry 900,000 passengers in three years, without incident, before being allowed to operate international charter flights.

After operating six charter flights a year for two years, also without incident, the carriers may apply for licenses to operate international services. Other requirements include demonstrating management stability and having the financial resources to support their operations. …

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