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Hawaiian would not have launched Taipei service without Taiwan inclusion in visa waiver program: VP

7-Aug-2013 3:25 PM

Hawaiian Airlines VP planning, pricing and revenue management Andrew Watterson, speaking at the CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation Summit, stated (07-Aug-2013) the carrier would not have launched Taiwan services had the country not been including in the US Visa Waiver programme. Mr Watterson said US visa procedures were a "big hindrance" to travel, and has restricted the countries the carriers can target for tourism.