By: Wang Shu-fen and Kay Liu
Taipei, Aug. 30 (CNA) People may get a chance to fly directly between Taipei Songshan Airport and Kaohsiung International Airport for the first time in eight years, if a planned domestic tour package draws enough interest, a local tour operator said Sunday.
Hsieh Ming-hsiu (謝明秀), who runs a travel agency in Kaohsiung, told CNA her company is planning a three-day tour package that takes travelers from Taipei to Kaohsiung for a visit to the city and Kenting in neighboring Pingtung County during the Oct. 10 National Day long weekend.
Hsieh said her company is negotiating with a local carrier to charter a 158-seat Boeing 737-800 to operate the flight, and if enough people book the tour, it will formally apply to the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) to give it the go ahead.
According to the CAA, domestic charter flights are only allowed if there are no scheduled flights on the particular route. [FULL STORY]