CAL, EVA Air eye profits brought by cross-strait transits

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/06/13
By: Lee Hsin-Yin

Taipei, June 13 (CNA) Top management at China Airlines (CAL) and EVA Airways (EVA), the 201506130015t0001two largest airlines in Taiwan, said they are optimistic about the market perspective following the upcoming realization of cross-strait transits, which allows Chinese nationals to transit through Taiwan.

CAL Chairman Sun Hung-hsiang (孫洪祥) and EVA President Austin Cheng (鄭傳義) told CNA at the recently concluded annual International Airline Transport Association’s (IATA) meeting in Miami, Florida earlier this week that the new policy could drive market growth significantly.

The policy could attract Chinese passengers, who used to transfer via Japan, South Korea or Hong Kong for the United States, to transfer in Taiwan he said.     [FULL  STORY]

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