By: Central News Agency
As tourism between Taiwan and China continues to shrink, Taiwanese airlines are turning their attention to Northeast Asia, offering 30 percent reductions compared with last summer.
Summer visitors to Tokyo can obtain round trip airfares of NT$4,988 (US$154) to NT$8,282 from Taiwan this year, compared with the summer specials of NT$15,000 to NT$18,000 last year.
Civil Aeronautics Administration statistics show a 30 percent increase in the number of flights from Taiwan to Northeast Asia so far this summer, compared with the same period last year, and a 40 percent increase to Japan alone.
Taiwan’s flagship carrier China Airlines (CAL) has increased its weekly flights between Taipei and Seoul in South Korea from 70 last summer to 106 this summer. [FULL STORY]