By: Wang Shu-fen and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, Nov. 24 (CNA) The Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) has terminated
the qualification of a young airline as “the best applicant” for running flight services between Taiwan proper and the outlying islands, the agency announced in a statement Tuesday.
Global Airlines, founded by Autolease Inc. last year, won the CAA’s contract that same year to offer flight services on routes serving the outlying islands, including Lanyu in Orchid Island, Green Island and Penghu. It was supposed to replace Daily Air Corp. (DAC, 德安航空) in January 2016.
Under Global Airlines’ plan, which won the CAA’s approval to operate the flight routes, the new airline was supposed to have had its first aircraft ready in September this year. [FULL STORY]