New deal means more flights from Canada to Taiwan
Nov. 25, 2013, Taipei, Taiwan - A new aviation agreement will increase the number of direct flights between Taiwan and Canada, the Canadian Trade Office in Tapei (CTOT) has announced.
November 25, 2013 By The Province
The air transport agreement, signed by the Ministry of Transportation
and Communications of Taiwan, is projected to increase passenger
flights between the two countries by 61 per cent within two years and
also lifts the cap on cargo flights, according to news publication
The previous aviation agreement only allowed
Taiwanese carriers 13 flights per week for both passenger and cargo
flights. China Airlines currently flies seven passenger flights to
Vancouver and EVA Airways carries three passenger flights to Vancouver
and three to Toronto. Under the new agreement, those numbers could
increase to 17 flights per week.
"This arrangement recognizes the
ongoing demand for the movement of people and goods between Canada and
Taiwan, and reflects a desire to improve upon our strong long-term
economic and people-to-people relationships," CTOT executive director
Kathleen Mackay said in a news release.
According to Taipei Times,
statistics show that the occupancy rate for flights from Taiwan to
Canada is at about 84 per cent and that in 2010 about 137,000 tourists
travelled between the two countries.
The new agreement will also ease travel for Indo-Canadians visiting the subcontinent, as Taipei is a regular stopover flight.