Nine mainland Chinese carriers were selected yesterday to operate weekday flights across the Taiwan Strait and are expected to launch service on Dec. 15, according to CAAC. In addition to Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Xiamen Airlines and Shanghai Airlines, which all already operate weekend cross-strait flights, Sichuan Airlines, Shandong Airlines and Shenzhen Airlines were tapped to operate the weekday flights. Mainland carriers are permitted ...

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