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Some domestic flights see fares cut

Some domestic flights see fares cut

Taipei, March 3 (CNA) Fares for several flights within the country were lowered Tuesday to reflect falling fuel costs, according to the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA). Because of a dramatic fall in international crude oil prices, jet fuel in Taiwan has averaged NT$19.5 (US$0.62) per liter the past three months, below the NT$21.5 per liter threshold triggering a markdown in domestic air fares, the CAA said. After a review of the domestic operations of local airlines by the CAA, the carriers decided to cut their one-way ticket prices for several of their flights by between NT$21 (US$0.67) and NT$189 with immediate effect. The CAA said the steepest cut of NT$189 will come on the Taipei-Kinmen route operated by Far Eastern Air Transport (????). The smallest reduction will be to the fare for the Taipei-Taitung route operated by Mandarin Airlines (????), the CAA said. Air fares on the Taipei-Kinmen, Taichung-Nangan (Matsu) and Taipei-Hengchun routes operated by UNI Airways, and the Taipei-Kinmen and Kaohsiung-Hualien routes flown by Mandarin Airlines will remain unchanged, the agency said. Fares on Daily Air (????) for flights between Kaohsiung and Wangan (Penghu), Kaohsiung and Chimei (Penghu) and Taitung and Orchid Island will also remain unchanged. The CAA said the air fares on these routes were not cut Tuesday because they were not increased early last year to reflect higher operating costs at the time. Taiwan currently has 24 domestic routes operated by five Taiwanese carriers, according to the CAA. (By Wang Shu-fen and Frances Huang)


Updated : 2021-09-21 04:03 GMT+08:00