Airlines on either side of the Taiwan Strait are expected to reap further benefits following the Sunday signing of an expanded agreement by the Taipei-based Strait Exchange Foundation and the Beijing-based Assn. for Relations Across the Taiwan Strait that will more than double the number of permitted flights. Direct cross-strait flights will be increased from the current 108 per week to 270. The increase likely will take affect in July. In addition, Taiwanese carriers will be granted access ...

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