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Old January 20th, 2005, 07:30 PM   #121
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Three Carriers Apply for New Year Cross-Strait Charter Flights

TAIPEI, Jan 21 Asia Pulse - Three airlines have applied to offer direct cross-strait charter flights for mainland-based Taiwan businesspeople during the upcoming Chinese New Year holidays, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) reported Thursday.

Mainland China's Shanghai Airlines (SSX:600591) and Taiwan's two leading carriers, China Airlines (TAIEX:2610) and EVA Airways (TAIEX:2618), are the first three airlines to file applications with the CAA to offer special charter services for the Jan. 29-Feb. 20 period, CAA officials said.

Negotiators from the two sides of the Taiwan Strait reached an agreement Dec. 8 in Macau to allow a total of six carriers from either side to offer flight services to accommodate returning Taiwan business people for the Feb. 9 Chinese New Year holiday on the "non-stop, round-trip, multi-destinations" model.

The carriers will be permitted to offer a total of 24 roundtrip flights between Taipei or Kaohsiung in Taiwan and Beijing, Shanghai or Guangzhou in mainland China via the Hong Kong flight information zone.

Shanghai Airlines has applied through Taipei-based EVA Airways to operate four round-trip charter flights between Jan. 29 and Feb. 17 -- with three on the Shanghai-Taipei route and one on the Shanghai-Kaohsiung route, the CAA officials said.

China Airlines has also applied to operate four round-trip charter flights between Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 -- two on the Taipei-Beijing route, and one each on the Taipei-Shanghai and the Taipei-Guangzhou routes.

EVA Airways has applied to offer two round-trip charter flights connecting Taipei and Beijing and two connecting Taipei and Shanghai, between Jan. 29 and Feb. 7.

It was reported that the mainland's Air China (SEHK:0753), China Southern Airlines (SEHK:1055), China Eastern Airlines (SSX:600115), Hainan Airlines (SSX:600221) and Xiamen Airlines will also apply to offer flight services.

The ground-breaking agreement will see mainland carriers land on Taiwan soil for the first time in more than 50 years since the two sides of the Taiwan Strait split in 1949 after a civil war.

The cross-strait Chinese New Year charter flights took off for the first time in 2003, involving only six Taiwan air carriers. However, the service was not continued the next year due to Beijing's insistence that mainland carriers be allowed to take part in the program.

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Old January 21st, 2005, 07:42 AM   #124
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美國大陸航空公司計畫登陸中國(2005/01/20)

CO is planning for take off from New York to Peking by this year and now waiting for the both government final to approve

It would be the third US Based air carrier flying into mainland China market following by UA and NW

Another 2 major America Airlines, AA nd DL are still in highly interest for looking into these big cake

全美國第六大航空業者—— 大陸航空公司(Continental Air-lines)18日說,如果獲得美國與中國兩國政府批准,該公司可望於今年開通從紐華克飛往北京的航線,成為繼聯合航空(United Airlines)與西北航空(Northwest Airlines)之後又一家飛大陸的美國航空公司。


  自從去年6月中旬公佈新的中美航空服務協議之後,多家航空業者就展開了激烈的競爭,或準備開闢新航線或增加服務。該協議允許在六年內把每週往返中國大陸與美國的客貨運航班從現有的54班增加近四倍。此外,雙方均可再安排五家航空公司進入對方的航空市場。該協定還允許雙方的航班可以飛往對方的任何一個城市,並取消了在代碼共用協議方面的所有限制。

  業內人士表示,在中美航運方面尤其以客運方面的競爭更加激烈,因為美國每年只能新增一家經營兩地間航線的航空公司。而目前除了已經擁有航線的聯合航空與西北航空之外,大陸航空、美國航空(American Airlines)與達美航空(Delta AiLines)都參與角逐。

  總部設在休士頓的大陸航空於2001年開闢了由香港直飛紐約的航班,目前每週六班次,為飛往大陸南方城市的旅客提供了方便。

  該公司資深副總裁華克爾(John Walker)表示,大陸航空目前尚未在大陸設辦事處,因為這需要政府批准,而且也沒有找好商業夥伴,但大陸的南方航空已經表示對天空團隊(SkyTeam)有興趣,如果南方航空加盟,大陸航空自然願意與其拓展關係。
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Old January 22nd, 2005, 07:13 AM   #125
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Airlines fear sluggish sales for charter flights
Historic deal may be too late because most Taiwanese on the mainland who want to go home have already bought tickets

Jacky Hsu in Taipei
17 January 2005
South China Morning Post

Taiwanese airlines have expressed concerns about finding enough passengers to fill Lunar New Year charter flights to and from the mainland after a historic deal was struck in Macau on Saturday.

"I am worried about whether we can find enough passengers to fill the planes in such a short time," said Fan Chih-chiang, head of TransAsia Airways.

Under the landmark agreement, the two sides will each have six airlines flying a total of 48 flights between January 29 and February 20, to transport Taiwanese working on the mainland.

The Lunar New Year holiday starts on February 8.

The flights have a total capacity of 9,600 seats.

But since more than 80 per cent of Taiwanese businessmen planning to go home for the holidays have already bought their tickets, airlines officials said they would be happy to fill 60 per cent of the seats.

The flights will service Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou on the mainland, and Taipei and Kaohsiung on Taiwan.

Chen Mei-wen, president of Far Eastern Air Transport, said Guangzhou's proximity to Hong Kong may result in fewer businessmen taking this route back to Taiwan.

In 2003, the two sides allowed six Taiwanese airlines to take businessmen working in Shanghai home for the holiday, with Hong Kong or Macau as a stopover.

However, the services were a failure in economic terms, as no more than 40 per cent of Taiwanese businessmen who returned home took the flights.

Costs were also heavy because the airlines had to fly empty to Shanghai.

But Yeh Hui-teh, of the Taiwanese Businessmen Association in Shanghai, said he was not as concerned about this year's air-charter services.

"Since last week, more than 200 businessmen have called to book charter flights," he said.

Travel agencies in Taiwan pointed out that the 20 per cent of the businessmen who had bought tickets were previously unable to get a flight home as all regular services were fully booked.

Transport Vice-minister Tsai Dui said yesterday the island's aviation authorities would co-ordinate with local airlines to provide full refunds to allow those who had pre-booked return flights to switch to the special charters.

Civil Aeronautics Administration director Billy Chang Kuo-cheng, who represented Taiwan in the Macau talks with the mainland, said the charter flights could help passengers save about NT$5,000 ($1,222) and two hours of flying time.

The six Taiwanese airlines involved - China Airlines, EVA Airways, Mandarin Airlines, UNI Airways, Far Eastern Air Transport and TransAsia Airways - said they would operate the charter flights regardless of whether they made a profit.

Airline officials said they did not want to miss the opportunity to be involved in such a historic event, and most importantly were aiming for direct flights after the two sides agreed on transport links in the future.

The six mainland airlines reportedly involved are Air China, China Southern, Xiamen Airlines, China Eastern, Hainan Airlines and Shanghai Airlines.
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Old January 25th, 2005, 12:25 AM   #126
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Hot demand for flights to Taiwan from Shanghai
Eva Woo
25 January 2005
South China Morning Post

Almost all seats on 10 non-stop charter flights from Shanghai to Taiwan for the Lunar New Year holiday were snapped up at the weekend and airlines are looking at ways to boost capacity, state media reports say.

"Tickets were much sought after when sales started on Saturday," Xie Lijun, secretary-general of the Taiwanese Businessmen's Association in Shanghai, said yesterday.

"Almost all seats are taken now, and about 200 applicants are now on waiting lists. As data from airlines' sales outlets is consolidated, there might be some duplicated or invalid ticket orders which could open up seats for them later."

Officials were seeking ways to add more seats to the historic flights and were awaiting a reply from the General Administration for Civil Aviation of China, the director of the administration's East China bureau, Xia Xinghua , told the Oriental Morning Post. The authority was considering switching some flights from Beijing or Guangzhou to Shanghai and would announce a decision soon, the Shanghai Evening Post reported. The direct flights from the three cities are the first by mainland carriers to Taiwan since 1949.

China Eastern Airlines was looking at using larger Airbus planes to carry more people, but a final decision had not been made, Shanghai TV news reported last night.

The Taiwanese Businessmen's Association in Shanghai fielded more than 2,000 booking inquiries before local airlines officially opened ticket sales at their 30-odd outlets in Shanghai and neighbouring cities in Jiangsu province on Saturday.

Yang Jianrong , director of Shanghai's municipal Taiwan Affairs Office, said about 2,400 seats were available on charter flights from the city, to be flown by Shanghai Airlines and China Eastern.

Ticket sales had been slower in Beijing, Chen Guoyuan, secretary-general of the Beijing Association for Taiwan-invested Companies, told the China News Service.

Many Taiwanese businessmen on the mainland said if the January 15 flight deal had been struck earlier, the tickets would have been in much higher demand. Many Taiwanese had already booked normal flights back home, they said.
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Official: Taiwan to permit six Chinese carriers to fly historic China-Taipei route for holidays
Tuesday, 25 Jan 2005

AP - Taiwan will permit six Chinese airlines, including national flag carrier Air China, to fly directly between China and Taipei during the Lunar New Year holiday, after Taiwan temporarily lifted its half-century ban on direct air links, an official said Tuesday.

Since Taiwan and China split in 1949, Taiwan has banned direct air links from mainland China because of security concerns. Flights have had to stop at a third point, usually Hong Kong.

But negotiators agreed early this month to allow 48 round-trip flights for the holiday, which begins Feb. 9. The planes, however, will still have to fly through Hong Kong's airspace, though will not have to land.

Six Chinese carriers have scheduled flights to Taipei, starting Saturday.

Billy Chang, director of Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration, said the aviation agency will approve the application by China's flag carrier, Air China, but its planes to Taipei will not carry the five-star national flag to avoid "political associations."

Officials said China may want to avoid the impression that the mainland is recognizing the sovereignty of the Taiwan government by allowing planes carrying its national flag to fly to the island's capital.

Beijing considers self-ruled Taiwan a part of the Chinese territory.

Five other Chinese carriers _ Hainan Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Xiamen Airlines, China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines _ will also receive the flight permits, Chang said.

In addition to the Chinese carriers, six airlines from Taiwan will make the flights between the Chinese cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Taiwan's two biggest cities, Taipei and Kaohsiung.
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Old January 26th, 2005, 07:17 PM   #128
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China Rejects Idea New Yr Flights May Open Taiwan Links
26 January 2005

TAIPEI (Dow Jones)--China's cabinet-level Taiwan Affairs Office Wednesday rejected the idea that direct flights with Taiwan during the Lunar New Year holiday would lead to talks on further direct transport links.

"The Lunar New Year charter flights are just for the convenience of Taiwanese businessmen, and were discussed between aviation groups on the two sides, so it doesn't mean cross-Strait dialogue has resumed," said Lee Weiyi, spokesman for the Taiwan Affairs Office.

He said that negotiations between Taiwan and China on direct links can only take place if Taiwan admits it is part of China.

In 2005, "we will continue to push for peaceful unification with Taiwan and direct transport links under the one-China basis," Lee said.

China and Taiwan split amid civil war in 1949. China regards Taiwan as a renegade province and refuses to engage in government-level talks with the island unless it says it is part of China.

Although direct transport links, including by air, between the political rivals have been banned for over five decades, Taiwan and China earlier this month agreed to allow Taiwanese and Chinese airlines to participate in two-way, direct flights during the coming Lunar New Year holiday. The deal was arranged between non-governmental aviation groups.
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Taiwan, China flights soar over political standoff

TAIPEI, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Arch-rivals Taiwan and China will exchange their first non-stop flights in more than 55 years this weekend amid hopes the temporary charter services can pave the way for permanent direct air links.

But with the two governments at loggerheads over the sensitive issue of Taiwan's political status, analysts held out little hope that the flights would break the ice or herald a significant improvements in relations.

"This is a good beginning," said Philip Yang, a political scientist at National Taiwan University. "But I don't think from now on, everything will be fine.

Commercial airliners from both sides will take thousands of Taiwan men and women who work in China home for the early February Lunar New Year, the biggest holiday in the Chinese-speaking world.

The flights will operate from Jan. 29 to Feb. 20.

Taiwan has banned direct transport links with China since the Nationalists fled to the island in 1949 after losing the mainland to the communists in a civil war. Travellers between Taiwan and the mainland usually have to transit in places such as Hong Kong.

China views self-ruled Taiwan as a breakaway province and vows to attack the democratic island of 23 million people if it moves towards formal statehood.

"The major problem is how you are going to bypass or put aside political differences between Taipei and Beijing, since China still insists on the 'one China' principle and Taiwan still insists on rejecting this," Yang said.

Despite booming trade across the narrow Taiwan Strait, with Taiwan firms estimated to have ploughed up to $100 billion into China, the island's pro-independence government is wary of lifting the transport ban for security reasons.

"We are optimistic about the success of the charter flights," said Chang Kuo-cheng, vice chairman of Taiwan's Evergreen Group, which owns EVA Airways Corp. .

"We hope future charters won't just be for Taiwan businessmen and can be normalised."

LANDMARK AGREEMENT

Under the landmark agreement clinched by aviation officials acting in a private capacity, up to 12 carriers will operate 48 charter flights between the Chinese cities of Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou and the Taiwan cities of Taipei and Kaohsiung.

China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd. hopes to be the first Chinese airline to land on Taiwan soil since 1949, planning a 90-minute flight from Guangzhou that will arrive in Taipei at 9.30 a.m. (0130 GMT) on Saturday.

Taiwan's China Airlines Ltd. aims to be the first to fly to the Chinese capital, arriving in Beijing at 12.20 p.m. (0420 GMT) after flying through Hong Kong or Macau airspace.

The Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), which formulates Taiwan's China policies, says the new year flights can open the door for charters during other public holidays.

Without the charters, the estimated one million Taiwan people who live in China and must fly through Hong Kong or Macau, which extends their journeys by four hours. The MAC says direct flights can save companies 15-30 percent in transport costs each year.

But permanent links require a measure of goodwill and flexibility that does not exist, analysts say.

"The current situation between the two sides remains grim," Li Weiyi, a spokesman for China's policymaking Taiwan Affairs Office, told a news conference on Wednesday.

Beijing wants Taiwan to agree it is part of China before any formal talks, whereas Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian insists the two sides negotiate as equals.

"We cannot think that just because there are direct flights, relations between the two sides will head towards spring," said Yan Xuetong, director of the Institute for International Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing. "Direct flights themselves do not mean that Taiwan independence (issues) have changed."

In 2003, holiday charters between Shanghai and Taipei were commissioned to Taiwan airlines. Taiwan did not allow planes to fly directly, requiring them to make stops in Hong Kong or Macau.

Last year, China did not allow a repeat of the 2003 charter flights, fearing the move could help Chen win re-election. (Additional reporting by Richard Dobson in Taipei and John Ruwitch in Beijing)
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Taiwan jet takes off for 1st non-stop China flight

TAIPEI, Jan 29 (Reuters) - The first Taiwan commercial plane in more than 55 years to fly non-stop to China took off on Saturday, amid hopes the temporary holiday charters can pave the way for permanent direct air links between the arch-rivals.

The Airbus A330-300 operated by Taiwan's largest carrier, China Airlines Ltd. , flew from Taipei's Chiang Kai-shek international airport and is due to land in the Chinese capital of Beijing at 12.20 p.m. (0420 GMT).

In the mainland, a China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd. plane was due to take off from Guangzhou at 8 a.m. (0000 GMT) and become the first Chinese airliner -- except for hijacked planes -- to land in Taiwan since 1949.

It is set to arrive in Taipei at 9.30 a.m. (0130 GMT) after a 90-minute flight from Guangzhou.

Taiwan has banned direct transport links with China since the Nationalists fled to the island in 1949 after losing the mainland to the communists in their civil war. Travellers between Taiwan and the mainland usually have to transit in places such as Hong Kong.

Under a landmark agreement reached in Macau earlier in January, 12 Taiwan and Chinese airlines will operate 48 charter flights from Jan. 29 to Feb. 20, to take thousands of Taiwan men and women who work in China home for the Lunar New Year holiday.
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Old January 29th, 2005, 06:12 AM   #131
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1st direct flight between China and Taiwan takes off

BEIJING - Chinese jetliners carrying Taiwanese home for the Lunar New Year holiday took off on Saturday, the first since the two sides split amid a civil war 56 years ago.

An Air China Boeing 737, carrying some 300 passengers, was the first to take off, leaving Beijing's Capital Airport.

Minutes later, planes from Hainan Airlines and China Southern Airlines took off from the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou.

In Taipei, a jetliner flying for the island's largest carrier, China Airlines, left with about 300 passengers bound for Beijing.

A half hour later, a flight for Taiwan's second biggest airline, EVA Airways, took off for Beijing with about 220 passengers.

Taiwan had banned Chinese airlines from flying to the island since 1949.

Taipei was worried that Chinese bombers and troop planes disguised as airliners might be used to attack the island.

But Saturday's flights were the first of 48 that Beijing and Taipei approved for the holiday.

This is a rare break in tensions across the Taiwan Strait, one of the world's most dangerous potential flashpoints.

The flights symbolise 'the hopes of the two sides for peace, stability, dialogue and mutual development,' said Mr John Chang, a Taiwan legislator who helped to arrange the flights and spoke at a send-off ceremony at the Beijing airport.

Until Saturday, travellers between Taiwan and China had to stop over in Hong Kong or another third point, turning a trip that could be a few hours into a full day's journey. -- AP
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Old January 29th, 2005, 05:48 PM   #133
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#2 Xiamen B-2869


#3 Shangai Airlines B-2498


#4 China Eastern B-6055


#5 Air China B-5065


#6 Hainan B-2637
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Passenger criteria stretched for flight to Beijing
Jacky Hsu
30 January 2005
South China Morning Post

More than 430 Taiwanese passengers yesterday boarded two planes to Beijing, seizing the opportunity of the direct charter flights between the mainland and the island.

The number of people on the flights puzzled the Taiwanese media as the service was designed for Taiwanese businessmen and their families returning to the island to celebrate Lunar New Year. This meant there would have been few people from Taiwan who would have wanted to go to the mainland for the celebration.

China Airlines and EVA Airways, which operated the flights to Beijing, insisted all passengers had been cleared by immigration and were eligible to board.

But some passengers admitted as they checked in that they were not businesspeople. "The travel agency arranged for me to board the flight," said a female passenger.

"Originally, they told me yesterday [Friday] at 3pm that I and my family members might not be able to board the plane, but by 5pm, they told me there was no problem."

One woman with a four-month-old baby and a 10-year-old boy took along her Filipino domestic helper. "The agency told me they could help me get the papers for her so that she could also board the plane," she said. The woman admitted that she did not have business status and her husband was a mainlander working in Beijing.

Chiu Tai-san, vice-chairman of the Mainland Affairs Council, later explained that after checking on the woman's details, they found that she had applied to bring along a "relative" to take care of her children.

"We will follow up the case and deal with it accordingly," Mr Chiu said.

He also denied that authorities had turned a blind eye to some people faking their status to get on board.

Mr Chiu had earlier said that those who violated the application rules would be penalised.
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Old January 30th, 2005, 10:59 AM   #137
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Nice...any pics of Taiwanese airliners landing in China?
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Old January 30th, 2005, 11:14 AM   #138
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Old January 31st, 2005, 01:52 AM   #139
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China Took Short Cuts In Flights To Taiwan -Reports
30 January 2005

TAIPEI (AP)--The first nonstop flights from China to Taiwan were supposed to trim hours off the normally inconvenient trip and ease political tensions, but they may have cut too much, news reports said Sunday.

On Saturday, Taiwan temporarily lifted a 56-year-old ban on direct transport links with the mainland so Taiwanese living there could fly home more easily for the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday. But it insisted that the flights first fly south through Hong Kong's airspace before heading east to their destinations in Taiwan's two largest cities, Taipei and Kaohsiung.

Normally, flights between Taiwan and mainland China must stop in a third point, usually Hong Kong or Macau - special Chinese territories not directly governed by Beijing. The stopover usually adds about four hours to the trip.

But four of Saturday's seven flights arrived well ahead of schedule, with Air China's (0753.HK) flight from Beijing to Kaohsiung taking only 3 3/4 hours - one hour less than the scheduled time.

Taiwanese news media speculated Sunday that the planes had taken short cuts and failed to pass through Hong Kong territory.

A senior Taiwanese official, Chiu Tai-san, said authorities will investigate the allegations.

But Billy Chang, head of Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration, said he believed the Chinese pilots had followed the Taiwanese rule, but a tail wind had allowed speedier flights.

Hong Kong's air controllers also allowed the Chinese pilots to pass through the very edge of their airspace rather than directly through the territory, Chang told reporters.

The China Times, a leading Taiwanese newspaper, quoted Air China pilot Zhang Hongwei as saying that air controllers in both mainland China and Hong Kong gave the pilots "green lights" and guided them through the fastest route.

"We had awaited this moment for more than 50 years. Of course, we wanted to get here as soon as possible," the newspaper quoted another pilot, Ding Xinguo of Shanghai Airlines, as saying.

Taiwan refused to allow the Chinese planes to fly directly across the Taiwan Strait partly because of security concerns. Taiwan has long feared that Chinese jet fighters and bombers might try to blend into busy commercial air traffic and attack the island.

But observers say Taiwan also wants to retain a sense of separation between the two sides, which were split by a civil war in 1949.
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Old January 31st, 2005, 05:37 AM   #140
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Tickets for Beijing-Taipei Charter Flights Selling Out

BEIJING, Jan 31 Asia Pulse - Tickets for Beijing-Taipei Lunar New Year charter flights scheduled for Feb. 5 have been hotly sought after, with many people failing to get one.

All tickets for the 125-seat charter flight scheduled to depart Beijing for Taiwan's Chiang Kai-shek International Airport Feb. 5 have been booked, according to Chen Kuo-yuan, secretary-general of the Taiwan Business Association in Beijing.

There will be three more flights until Feb 20 for the convenience of Beijing-based Taiwan businessmen and their relatives during the Lunar New Year period, Chen said.

Bookings are much more heavily sought-after than had been estimated, Chen added.

Seven charter flights operated by six mainland carriers arrived in either Taipei or Kaohsiung from Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou Saturday, the first day of the charter services, carrying about 1,700 Taiwanese passengers home for the holidays. They were the first mainland civilian aircraft to arrive legally in Taiwan in 56 years.

The authorities, as well as private airline operators from the two sides of the Taiwan Strait, reached a consensus Jan. 15 on the long-awaited direct air links, although the charter flight services will last only for 23 days over the holiday period.

The two sides agreed that during the Jan. 29-Feb. 20 period, six air carriers from each side will operate a total of 48 charter flights to serve Taiwanese businessmen and their dependents.

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