Air China launch first regular China-Taiwan service in 60 years

Air China is to launch regular direct flights from Beijing to Taipei and Kaohsiung, Taiwan, the first time in over 60 years that there have been regular direct flights between Mainland China and Taiwan.
Since 2006, Air China has operated special charter flights between Beijing and Taiwan during the four traditional Chinese holidays - Spring Festival, Mid-Autumn Day, Tomb Sweeping Day, and Dragon Boat Festival.

The new flights will allow Chinese travellers from both sides of the Straits to travel more freely between the Mainland and Taiwan. This will open up business, cultural and travel opportunities between the cities. The flights will also offer travelers from Taiwan a convenient gateway to connect with flights from Beijing to other cities and countries throughout the world.

“Air China is proud to be a part of this historic moment for China,” said Zhang Chunzhi, Air China spokesperson and Marketing Department General Manager. “This new bridge between Taipei, Kaohsiung and Beijing will help enhance China’s cultural and commercial ties. With our strong network, Air China is on track to delivering the best customer satisfaction in the industry, and becoming the most valued brand, and most profitable airline in China, and one of the most competitive airline carriers in the world.”