Taipei, April 24 (CNA) The number of flights between Taiwan and Japan increased to 727 per week in April, up 40 percent from the 517 flights per week in April 2015, resulting in service to more destinations and stiffer competition, according to the Commercial Times.
Even with the considerable increase in service, four airlines are planning to launch new routes between the two countries this year.
Tigerair Taiwan will launch flights between Taoyuan International Airport and Sendai on June 29, V Air will begin service between Taoyuan and Naha on July 1 and Scoot will begin flying between Taoyuan and Sapporo on Oct. 1, the April 20 report said.
In addition, Philippine Airlines will launch a daily flight between Taoyuan and Osaka on June 28 that originates in Manila.
Taiwanese made some 3.79 million visits to Japan last year, making it the top destination for Taiwanese traveling overseas ahead of China, to which Taiwanese made 3.4 million visits in 2015, according to the report. [FULL STORY]