A NEW BEGINNING" was how Chinese Minister of Taiwan Affairs Office of State Council Wang Yi characterized the July 4 launch of weekend (Friday through Monday) flights between the mainland and Taiwan. Although cross-straits flights had occurred infrequently since 2003-typically during peak leisure travel periods such as the Spring Festival and Chinese New Year-this is the first time that such flights have been conducted on anything like a regular basis. It also marked the first time that ...

Subscribe to Access this Entire Article

"A Bigger Horizon" is part of ATW Plus, our online premium membership. Subscribing will provide you access to exclusive news, carefully researched airline financial, fleet and traffic data, plus the option to receive our popular, award-winning print magazine. To learn more, click here. If viewing via ATW Mobile, please login and click "Read web article" to view fully. Questions? ATWPlus@penton.com.