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CAAC approves 36 additional cross-Strait services

30-Sep-2010 10:59 AM

China’s Taiwan Affairs Office spokesperson, Fan Liqing, stated CAAC has approved up to 36 additional direct cross-Strait frequencies, to be operated by Taiwanese carriers, and is actively coordinating with respective parties in regards to a further nine additional frequencies awaiting approval (People’s Daily, 29-Sep-2010). The 36 approved frequencies include 14 to Shanghai Hongqiao, four to Beijing, four to Shenzhen, 11 to Xiamen and Fuzhou combined, two to Qingdao and one to Changsha. The nine frequencies awaiting approval includes services to Xiamen, Guangzhou and Hangzhou.