Guangzhou-based China Southern Airlines is expected to be the first Chinese mainland carrier to operate a charter flight across the Taiwan Strait Friday, with Taiwan's China Airlines following suit later that day from Taipei to Shanghai. CZ Chairman Liu Shaoyong will act as honorary captain aboard the inaugural A330 flight. Other carriers chosen to operate cross-strait flights are Air China, China Eastern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Xiamen Airlines, Mandarin Airlines, ...

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