Japan-bound flights increase 40%, ticket prices down

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-05-29
By: Central News Agency

The number of flights from Taiwan to Japan has surged astoundingly, with the weekly number totaling 727 in May, up by over 40 percent from a year earlier, according to the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA).

The number of weekly flights run by 15 aviation companies marked a conspicuous increase over the 508 recorded in May by 13 airlines last year, CAA statistics showed. Most of the flights are bound for Tokyo and Osaka, which hit 256 and 179 per week, respectively.

The growth in the number of flights coupled with a weaker Japanese yen has meanwhile pushed down ticket prices. Prices for the Taipei-Tokyo route dropped by around 20 percent compared with the 2012 level.     [FULL  STORY]

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