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]
Unlock the following content in this report:
- 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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