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Taiwan, South Korea to boost bilateral air travel

Taiwan, South Korea to boost bilateral air travel

Taipei, Sept. 17 (CNA) Taiwan and South Korea have revised their aviation agreement in a bid to increase air travel between the two sides, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) said Thursday. Under the revised pact, a different calculation method will be used to set the travel capacity on the existing route between Taoyuan and Inchon, the CAA said. The previous bilateral agreement, which was signed in 2004 and first revised in 2012, allowed each side to provide a total of 5,500 seats per week on the route. The latest revision to the pact, however, changes the weekly quota to 46 flights for each side, the CAA said. In addition, a new route will be established, between Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan and Gimpo, allowing each side to offer seven more flights per week, it said. The new agreement will give travelers more flexible flight options, the CAA said. Ridership on flights between Taiwan and South Korea was 85.1 percent last year, according to the CAA. Although the recent outbreak of MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) in South Korea has led to service cuts in response to declining market demand, the situation is improving, the CAA said. (By Lee Hsin-Yin)


Updated : 2021-09-29 08:52 GMT+08:00