Six major Chinese carriers--Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Xiamen Airlines and Shanghai Airlines--have been chosen to operate the first weekend charter flights across the Taiwan Strait, according to CAAC. Based on last week's agreement between the Strait Exchange Foundation (Taipei) and the Assn. for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait (Beijing) (ATWOnline, June 16), 18 flights will be permitted each weekend (including Fridays) beginning July 4. ...

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