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Airlines.(ASIA/PACIFIC Report)(Strait Exchange Foundation)(Relations Across the Taiwan Strait)(Brief article)

Airlines are concluding preparations for the launch of commercial charter flights across the Taiwan Strait, which are expected to start July 4, after an agreement between the Strait Exchange Foundation (Taipei) and the Assn. for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait (Beijing) was signed June 13 in Beijing.

The deal allows for 18 direct flights across the strait each weekend (including Fridays). Taiwan will have access to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Xiamen and Nanjing, with future flights to Chengdu, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Dalian, Guilin and Shenzhen under consideration. In turn, mainland Chinese carriers will be able to fly to Kaohsiung, Taipei, Taichung, Matsuyama, Penghu, Hualien, Kinmen and Taitung. …

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