Taiwan, Poland sign air transport agreement

Taipei, March 10 (CNA) Taiwan and Poland signed an air transport agreement Tuesday, with immediate effect. Under the pact, carriers designated by the two countries will be able to provide air transport services beteween Taiwan and Poland. The agreement was signed by Jack K.C. Chiang (???), representative of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Warsaw, and Marek Wejtko (???), chief representative of the Warsaw Trade Office in Taipei. The agreement is expected to help increase the operational flexibility of carriers on both sides, which can further strengthen economic and trade cooperation, promote tourism development and benefit bilateral air service engagements, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) said. With the pact taking effect, Taiwan and Poland can designate more airlines to operate on more routes from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and Kaohsiung International Airport in Taiwan to Warsaw and two other destinations in Poland via three mid-points, the CAA added. Airlines wishing to operate on the new routes will require approval by the civil aeronautics authorities in the two countries. (By Angela Tsai and Evelyn Kao)