By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
The first direct flight from China’s Nantong Xingdong International
Airport in Jiangsu Province to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport took place Wednesday.
Shenzhen Airlines, currently the only airline to operate the route, will initially sell tickets with special prices. For example, a round-trip ticket if booked 21 days in advance sells for RMB 1,000 (about NT$ 5,000, taxes not included).
To celebrate the occasion, Shenzhen Airlines female flight attendants danced to the tune of the famous Taiwan folk song “Green High Mountain” and other songs at the Nantong airport before the plane took off at 8:40 AM. The flight takes about 100 minutes. [FULL STORY]