Date: January 6, 2016
A limited mainland Chinese transit stop program is soon to be trialed in
Taiwan, paving the way for further development of the local aviation industry and strengthening of cross-strait relations.
Travelers flying from Chongqing, Kunming and Nanchang in mainland China will be able to transit through Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport to third destinations. Boasting a combined population of more than 100 million, the cities are projected to boost TTIA’s passenger traffic by 180,000.
Lin Chu-chia, deputy minister of the Mainland Affairs Council, said Jan. 5 that the undertaking is a concrete result of the historic meeting last November in Singapore between ROC President Ma Ying-jeou and mainland Chinese leader Xi Jinping. [FULL STORY]