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Old September 7th, 2009, 01:21 PM   #401
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China Southern to fly between Taipei and Harbin

(ADPnews) - Sep 1, 2009 - China Southern Airlines Company Limited (SHA: 600029) will launch a direct flight between Taipei in Taiwan and Harbin in China's Heilongjiang province, from September 1, China Knowledge Press reported. The new service will cut four hours off the current eight-hour flight and is expected to boost tourism in Heilongjiang province.
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Old September 16th, 2009, 08:54 AM   #402
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HK to entice Taiwanese visitors lost to direct links
15 September 2009
South China Morning Post

Hong Kong's tourism sector will launch more promotions to make up for the loss of Taiwanese visitors resulting from the recent advent of direct transport links across the Taiwan Strait.

"Direct cross-strait transport links are a crisis for us but it also brings us opportunities," Terence Wang Man-man, Hong Kong Tourism Board's director in Taiwan, said. "We have lost some businessmen but there are now more seats for families and other travellers to fly to Hong Kong."

Board data shows that nearly 1.4 million Taiwanese visited Hong Kong in the first eight months this year, a fall of 10.6 per cent compared to the same period last year.

The latest figures were an improvement on the first seven months (January to July) - a 12.8 per cent year-on-year drop - or in the first six months of this year when the year-on-year fall was 13.1 per cent.

"The figures indicate that the effects of direct cross-strait transport links are decreasing gradually," board executive director Anthony Lau Chun-hon said, adding that the effects of swine flu on tourism had also decreased.

Daily direct flights and direct shipping between the mainland and Taiwan began on December 15 last year. Before, many Taiwanese people had to fly via Hong Kong to travel to and from the mainland.

After the mainland, Taiwan was the second-largest source of visitors to Hong Kong and made up almost a tenth of total visitor arrivals.

Lau - who was in Taipei participating in the Hong Kong Association of Travel Agents' annual overseas convention at the weekend - said the board would focus on luring overnight visitors, who spent 24 times more than a transit passenger or about HK$5,000 per stay per person.

At the convention, speaker Stanley Yen, group president of Landis Hotel and Resort who is known as the "godfather of Taiwan's hospitality industry", said transit travellers represented little economic value.

"Now we can decrease the unnecessary traffic, we should upgrade the clientele to the next level, which is to promote 'in-depth travelling'{hellip} and travel agents need to add value to their products," Yen said.

One of the Hong Kong Tourism Board's initiatives to woo more visitors from Taiwan was to line up the island's famous food critics to lead tours to Hong Kong to try the city's food and wine.

The board will also join Guangdong and Macau for the first time to participate in the Taipei International Travel Fair next month, to woo Taiwanese visitors to travel to the three places in one trip.

Some travel agents in Taiwan have co-operated with airlines by offering free stays in Hong Kong as they travel back from the mainland to Taiwan.

"Airlines that don't offer cross-strait direct flights don't charge passengers for staying over in Hong Kong and we also offer a free night in hotel," Pauline Chen Yu-fong, general manager of Skyway Tour Travel Service, said.

"The response has been good so far {hellip} the number of clients choosing to travel via Hong Kong has surged by half," Chen said.
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Old October 13th, 2009, 06:38 PM   #403
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CEA to have 3 more Nanjing-Taiwan flights
The China Post
13 October 2009

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- China Eastern Airlines (CEA) will operate three more direct flights between Nanjing and Taiwan soon per week, in addition to four existing flights available now, according to the Xinhua News Agency. After the additional flights are offered, there will be one direct flight between Nanjing and Taiwan every day to meet growing market demand.

The additional flights will take off at 14:50 from Nanjing and arrive at Taoyuan International Airport at 16:40; and the return flight will take off 17:35 from Taoyuan and arrived at Nanjing at 19:25, using A321 airplane.
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Taiwan urged to make mainland people's visits easier

TAIPEI, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- Taiwan's businessmen and experts on Tuesday called upon the island's authorities to simplify the procedures when approving mainland residents' visits to stimulate local industries.

Su Hong-Yi, president of the Taipei Airlines Association and Chou Kuo-Shing, vice general manager of the China Airlines Ltd., hoped that the local authorities would provide more convenience to encourage more mainland residents to visit the island and promote the passenger load factor of Taiwan airliners.

After the regular cross-Straits flight services were launched, most of the passengers were from the island and the number of mainland passengers were very limited, they said at a meeting on promoting mainland-Taiwan economic and trade cooperation.

Representatives from the tourism industry said it usually took too long for mainland residents to apply for visiting Taiwan and the procedures were very complicated.

They said very few mainland people had broken laws on the island and related departments should loosen controls over tourist groups from the mainland.

They also noted that under current regulations, when mainland tourists were ill or dead in the island, their relatives had to wait for too long to come to Taiwan because of complicated procedures.

The meeting, presided over by Ting Shou-Chung, a public representative of the Kuomintang, aimed at expanding cross-Straits economy and trade cooperation and improving regulations on mainland businessmen and professionals' visiting to the island.

Ting said the mainland was Taiwan's most important trade partner and called upon local authorities to listen to the voice of businessmen.

According to the island's authorities, more than 9,900 mainland businessmen and professionals visited Taiwan in 2008 while the number from January to September this year already hit 135,000.
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Old October 23rd, 2009, 04:59 AM   #405
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China Southern launches online check-in service in Taiwan

Beijing, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) – China's largest airline company by fleet size China Southern Airlines (ZNH.NYSE; 01055.HK; 600029.SH) Tuesday formally launched the online check-in service in the Taoyuan Airport of Taiwan.

China Southern is the first Chinese domestic airline companies to provide such service in Taiwan.

Passengers taking the air ticket of China Southern can log onto the website of the company (airport.csair.com/cki/app) to select seats and obtain boarding cards.
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Old October 23rd, 2009, 06:17 AM   #406
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China Southern is the first Chinese domestic airline companies to provide such service in Taiwan.
Is this proof Xinhua considers Taiwan and China to be separate countries?
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Old October 24th, 2009, 08:45 AM   #407
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could be.. never know. But i think the true meaning when they say domestic is referring to mainland airlines.
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Old October 24th, 2009, 03:24 PM   #408
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I just got a newsletter from Air China offering INTERNATIONAL flights between Shanghai and Taipei, from 1650RMB return :-D
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Old October 26th, 2009, 11:15 AM   #409
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Well, both sides require visas to enter, so technically the arrangement is similar to an international flight. The same applies even for flights to Hong Kong / Macau.
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Old October 27th, 2009, 09:35 AM   #410
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I know, but I think it usually says 國際,地區, while here it is only 國際. I know it porbably means absolutely nothing, but makes me somewhat happy
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Old October 30th, 2009, 10:15 PM   #411
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Taiwan Air Companies' January-September Net Losses Narrow
30 October 2009

TAIPEI (Dow Jones)--China Airlines Ltd. (2610.TW), Taiwan's largest airline by revenue, and smaller EVA Airways Corp. (2618.TW) both posted net losses for the January-September period Friday, though the losses narrowed due to cheaper fuel prices.

During the third quarter, both Taiwan airlines were set back by weak passenger traffic demand and depressed air cargo rates, the companies' operating data showed.

"I expected them to post a small profit in the third quarter," said an analyst with a foreign house who declined to be named. "It shows it's hard to get yields up because they have no pricing power, and the momentum of the recovery will be slower."

China Airlines said Friday its net loss for the nine months ended Sept. 30 was NT$4.99 billion (US$153.2 million), sharply narrower than a net loss of NT$12.41 billion a year earlier.

Revenue fell 27% to NT$70.63 billion from NT$97.16 billion a year earlier.

"Cross-strait direct flights helped in the third quarter but our passenger yields still fell 10% because of lower ticket prices," said China Airlines vice president for finance John Chang.

Chang said losses narrowed because fuel costs fell. West Texas Intermediate crude oil averaged US$68 a barrel in the January-September period, down 40% from US$114 a barrel in the same period of 2008, he said.

China Airlines didn't give a figure for its third-quarter earnings, but based on its first-half results, its July-September net loss narrowed to NT$2.62 billion from NT$5.88 billion a year earlier. The company had a net profit of NT$594.6 million in the second quarter.

Revenue in the third quarter was NT$25.9 billion, down 23.2% from NT$33.74 billion a year earlier, but up 19.7% from the second quarter's NT$21.63 billion, according to the company's monthly revenue filings.

China Airlines' cargo yield, or the ratio of revenue to cargo flown, improved to 7.19 in the third quarter versus 6.41 in the second quarter, according to the company's monthly operational statistics.

EVA Airways said Friday its net loss for the nine months ended Sept. 30 was NT$3.90 billion, narrowing from a net loss of NT$10.47 billion a year earlier. Revenue fell 27% to NT$51.27 billion from NT$70.10 billion.

Pricing wars between carriers hurt its yield and revenue, EVA said in a statement. "A 9.2% growth in passengers in the third quarter failed to translate into revenue growth."

Like China Airlines, EVA Airways didn't give a figure for its third-quarter earnings, but based on its first-half results, its July-September net loss narrowed to NT$2.22 billion from NT$4.51 billion a year earlier. The company had a net loss of NT$1.88 billion in the second quarter.

Revenue in the third quarter was NT$18.65 billion, down 21.9% from NT$23.88 billion a year earlier, but up 17.4% from the second quarter's NT$15.89 billion, according to the company's monthly revenue filings.

EVA's revenue from cargo operations in the third quarter dropped 35.9% to NT$5.78 billion from NT$9.03 billion a year earlier, while passenger revenue declined 15.2% to NT$11.55 billion from NT$13.62 billion.
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Taiwan plans to discuss transit cargo with China
2 November 2009
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Taiwan hopes to hold talks with China before the year's end on allowing its airlines to carry transit cargo to and from the mainland, an official said Monday.

"The talks should be held this month or December," the official, with Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration, told AFP on condition of anonymity. The opportunity to handle transit cargo to and from China, before it is shipped to a third and final destination, is considered key for local airlines looking to expand their market beyond current direct cargo services, he said.

Taiwan carriers hope to be permitted to fly goods to China as a first stop before a Chinese or other non-Taiwanese airline takes them to a final destination.

Similarly, they hope to secure the potentially lucrative opportunity to carry goods from the mainland to other destinations.

"Allowing transit cargo is crucial to us. It would allow cargo from the world destined for China be flown to the mainland via Taiwan. The same goes for goods shipped from the mainland," an EVA Airways official told AFP.

The official declined to provide a figure on the value of such transit cargo trade.

China previously agreed to meet towards the end of 2009, and while an agenda has not yet been set, Taiwan hopes to secure a transit cargo arrangement demonstrating further liberalisation between the two sides.

Since regular scheduled flights between Taiwan and China began in late August, the island's carriers have transported 8,950 tonnes of China-bound goods across the Taiwan Strait, officials statistics showed.

Their Chinese competitors carried 5,797 tonnes of goods in the same period, according to official data.

Five Taiwanese airlines currently operate 135 passenger flights a week between four local cities and 19 Chinese destinations, while a total of nine Chinese carriers share 135 trips to the island.

The two agreed in 2008 talks -- part of a series that has reversed six decades of hostility -- to begin direct chartered flights between the mainland and Taiwan, with the first trip taking place later in the year.

Beijing considers the island part of its territory awaiting reunification, by force if necessary, despite their split in 1949 after a civil war.

But ties have improved since Beijing-friendly President Ma Ying-jeou took office last year on a platform of boosting economic ties with the mainland and allowing in more Chinese tourists.
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Old November 4th, 2009, 01:41 PM   #413
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More passengers flying between China and Taiwan in last 2 weeks

TAIPEI, Nov 4 Asia in Focus - The passenger load factor on direct cross-Taiwan Strait flights averaged 93,000 travelers per week in the last two weeks, which was twice that on the charters that previously flew the routes, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) reported Tuesday. In the last nine weeks up to Nov. 1, five Taiwan-based carriers -- CHINA AIRLINES (CAL) (TAIEX:2610), EVA AIRWAYS (TAIEX:2619), TRANSASIA AIRWAYS (TAA) (TAIEX:6702), MANDARIN AIRLINES and UNI AIRWAYS -- operated a total of 1,118 regularly scheduled direct flights across the strait, while nine Chinese carriers operated 1,142 such flights, CAA statistics showed.

* During the nine-week period, an average 78,000 travelers per week flew between the two sides, which was a big increase from the weekly average of 46,000 passengers recorded when direct cross-strait air travel was via charter flights.

* In the last two weeks the average of 93,000 travelers per week represented a growth rate of 102 per cent from when the charters flew the cross-strait routes.
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Average cross-strait flight occupancy reaches 62.7%
4 November 2009
Taipei Times

The launch of regular cross-strait flights led to an increase in the total number of passengers, but the average occupancy rate has reached only slightly more than 60 percent, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) said yesterday.

Taiwan and China launched regular cross-strait flights at the end of August following the third-round of cross-strait talks earlier this summer. The two agreed to provide a total of 270 cross-strait flights per week. CAA Deputy Director General Wang Te-ho said yesterday that between Aug. 31 and Nov. 1, Taiwan's airliners operated a total of 1,118 cross-strait flights, whereas Chinese airlines offered 1,142 flights.

The number of cross-strait flights offered each week varied between 253 and 258 flights, Wang said.

CAA statistics show that cross-strait flights carried a total of approximately 700,000 passengers, with the occupancy rate reaching 62.7 percent.

Wang said, however, that the number of cross-strait flight passengers had shown steady growth each week.

He said the average was about 46,000 each week when there were only daily charter flights. The number jumped to 78,000 per week after regular cross-strait flight service began.

"What we wanted to focus on was the trend in the market." Wang said. "We can expect the market to grow if the curve continues to go upward."

The CAA statistics also generated other findings. Flights to Songshan had the highest average occupancy rate, at 70 percent, followed by those to Taichung Airport and Taoyuan Airport. In China, Fuzhou topped Shanghai, with the highest average occupancy rate, at 78.8 percent, CAA statistics showed. Flights to Shanghai showed an occupancy rate of 75.8 percent, the statistics showed.
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Expo 2010 Shanghai China double act
12 November 2009
China Economic Review

The Taiwanese originated EVA Air and Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administration (SMTA) have teamed up to promote travel to the Yangtze River Delta region. The cooperative program will include packages developed with key travel agents from North America, Taiwan and the Shanghai region, and coincide with Expo 2010. This will run in Shanghai, May 1-Oct. 31, 2010. James Jeng, EVA president said, “Travel between Taiwan and Mainland China has boomed since we introduced regular flights between Taiwan and China. Together, EVA and our UNI Air subsidiary have more flights between Taiwan and the Yangtze River Delta than any other airline.” K.C. Su, SMTA representative, said, “EXPO 2010 Shanghai China will raise awareness of the Yangtze River Delta region as a tourism destination. EVA Air is known for its excellent service, extensive flight network and safety record.

EVA Air and the Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administration will work with major travel agents in North America and Taiwan to create tour packages for visitors to enjoy the beauty of this region.” Travel Daily News reports that EXPO 2010 Shanghai China international exhibition is expected to attract an estimated 70 million visitors.
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EVA Airways, Shanghai To Promote Flights Ahead Of Expo
29 October 2009

TAIPEI (Dow Jones)--EVA Airways Corp. (2618.TW) is working with Shanghai's government to promote flights between North America and the Chinese city ahead of the Expo 2010 Shanghai, in the hope of capturing a bigger share of the North American market and expanding cross-strait travel, EVA Executive Vice-president K.W. Nieh said Thursday.

The supply of nonstop flights between North America and China falls short of demand, Nieh said, adding EVA, which operates 42 weekly flights to North America as well as cross-strait flights, could help fill some of the extra demand.

'We didn't have this market before (cross-strait) direct flights,' Nieh said.

Nieh said the Expo 2010 Shanghai, which runs from May until October next year, will attract 70 million visitors, one-tenth of them from overseas.

Taiwan and China started direct chartered flights in December and upgraded them to scheduled direct flights on Aug. 31. EVA, Taiwan's second-largest airline by revenue after China Airlines Ltd., and affiliate UNI Airways Corp. operate more than 50 direct flights per week to China.

EVA will work with the Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administration and North American, Chinese and Taiwanese travel agencies to arrange trips from North America to China using Taipei as a hub. The company will use the Expo 2010 Shanghai to promote the flights.

EVA President James Jeng said the promotion could boost the company's passenger load factor next year by two to three percentage points.

In the January-September period EVA's load factor dropped to 76.80% from 79.73% a year earlier. Revenue dropped 26.9%.
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Robust cargo trade brings CAL, EVA back into black
20 November 2009
Taipei Times

Robust air cargo business propelled turnover for Taiwan's two leading carriers from deficits to profits last month, airline sources said yesterday.

China Airlines Ltd (CAL, ) said the company's balance sheet went from red to black in late September, when air cargo shipment rates soared to 70 percent and continued to rise.

To meet increasing demand, it said, CAL put two mothballed cargo planes back into use last month and a third mothballed plane is scheduled to resume service by early next month.

In addition, fares for air cargo transport have soared by 40 percent since September - also helping shore up the company's overall business turnover for last month, CAL said.

EVA Airways Corp (EVA, ) also reported positive growth in its monthly business turnover for last month, thanks to rising air cargo business since the end of the third quarter.

"Business became even hotter in November, [despite] the number of flights across the Taiwan Strait failing to meet booking requirements," EVA said.

Increased air cargo fares for US and European routes, up between 10 percent and 15 percent in recent days, have prompted the company to forecast an even brighter future for the fourth quarter.

CAL posted an after-tax deficit of NT$2.619 billion (US$81.1 million) in the third quarter, with its EPS (earnings per share) standing at negative NT$0.78, while EVA's after-tax deficit totaled NT$2.219 billion, with an EPS of negative NT$0.95.

As a result of the global economic meltdown that began late last year, CAL posted an after-tax deficit of NT$4.985 billion for the first three quarters of this year, compared with EVA's deficit of NT$3.901 billion for the same period.
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China Southern to increase fuel surcharges on flights to Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan
30 November 2009

(ADPnews) - Nov 30, 2009 - China Southern Airlines (SHA: 600029) will increase the jet fuel surcharges on flights to Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan from December 1, Xinhua's China Economic Information Service reported.

The fuel surcharge on routes between the Mainland and Hong Kong and Macau, when the tickets are sold in the latter two, will be increased to HKD 75 (USD 9.7/EUR 6.4) from HKD 71, and will remain CNY 69 (USD 10.1/EUR 6.7) for tickets sold outside Hong Kong and Macau.

For routes between the Mainland and Taiwan, the fuel surcharges will be raised to CNY 140 from CNY 100 for tickets sold in Taiwan and to CNY 125 for tickets sold outside Taiwan.
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Program to exchange cabin crew
8 December 2009
Shanghai Daily

CHINA Eastern Airlines yesterday began a flight attendant exchange program with Taiwan-based China Airlines in a month-long project to improve services on their Shanghai-Taipei routes.

The two carriers will send one attendant on each other's flights daily to learn from each other regarding in-flight services.

"China Eastern and China Airlines operate the most daily flights across the Taiwan Strait, and the cooperation project is to enhance services for passengers," said Ma Xulun, general manager of the Shanghai-based carrier.

Ma also said China Eastern will decide which global airline alliance it will join around the Spring Festival.
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Taiwan Demands Permission of Transshipment for Direct Cross-Strait Flight
11 December 2009
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Taipei, Dec. 11, 2009 (CENS)--In the wake of the inauguration of direct regular cross-Taiwan Strait flights, Taiwanese airlines are still denied business related to transit Chinese passengers and cargo transshipment, which is a serious discrimination for them, said Kao Koong-lian, vice chairman and secretary general of Straits Exchange Foundation (SEF) yesterday (Dec. 10).

Kao raised the complaint in a meeting with Zheng Zhongli, vice chairman of the Association for the Relations Across Taiwan Straits (ARATS), in Fuzhou, which is a preparatory meeting for the upcoming meeting between P.K. Chiang, SET chairman, and Chen Yunlin, ARATS chairman, in Taichung from Dec. 21.

Previously, direct cross-Strait charter flights were limited to transport goods for the Chinese and Taiwanese markets only, excluding transshipment goods. Due to market consideration, China has insisted on the ban following the launch of regular flights, in violence of the norm of international aviation market.

Meanwhile, Chinese air passengers cannot take follow-up flights from Taiwan to other destination due to the disagreement of China for Chinese passengers to take PRC passport, instead of the existing passage permit, in entering Taiwan, since the former implies a nation-to-nation transportation arrangement. Another consideration is the impact on Cathay Pacific Airlines and Dragon Air in Hong Kong.

Insiders pointed out that in the future cross-Strait talks, China may make concession on the cargo-transshipment issue but will stick to the ban on transit passengers.
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