Cross-Straits flights resume as epidemic wanes
Xiamen Airlines resumes flights between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan as the epidemic wanes across the country. [Photo/fjsen.com]
Xiamen Airlines resumed regular flights between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan during the May Day holiday as the epidemic wanes across the country, according to an announcement released by the company.
According to the announcement, Xiamen Airlines will offer two flights a week on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Flights linking the two areas were suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak in February, making it difficult to travel between the two areas.
Fan Chiang-feng, manager of Qida Straits Youth Entrepreneurial and Incubation, said that the resumption of flights across the Straits will help lower transportation costs and reduce travel time for people flying between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan.
The resumption of Xiamen Airlines flights across the Straits will restore the "Three Mini Links", allowing post, transportation, and trade between the mainland's coastal Fujian province and Jinmen and Matsu counties and Penghu Island in Taiwan to return to normal.
Xiamen Airlines, based in Xiamen, East China's Fujian province, was one of the first airlines to offer direct flights between the Chinese mainland and Taiwan. It has transported more than 4.14 million people to and from Taiwan as of this May.
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