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Can scheduled cross-Strait services deliver rich rewards?


Taiwan and Mainland China launched regular (scheduled) cross-Strait services on 31-Aug-2009, ending a six-decade absence. It is a major step forward for relations across the Taiwan Strait and comes at a crucial time for airlines on both sides that are feeling the effects of dramatically weakened demand on international routes. [1276 words]

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  • Massive increase in capacity
  • Taiwan carrier use large capacity aircraft on cross-Strait services
  • Strong results on existing cross-Strait services
  • Perfect timing for Mainland and Taiwanese carriers, but not so good for Hong Kong and Macau

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  • Expanded cross-Strait flights agreement
  • CAAC cross-Strait service frequency allocations 
  • Taiwan Airlines’ expanded cross-Strait flights agreement
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