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CAL launches new route from Kaohsiung to Kumamoto

CAL launches new route from Kaohsiung to Kumamoto

Kaohsiung, Oct. 25 (CNA) China Airlines (CAL) launched a new route from Kaohsiung to Kumamoto, Japan, on Sunday, as part of an effort to increase tourism exchanges between the two sides. Taiwan's largest carrier and Kumamoto Prefectural Government held opening ceremonies at the two airports welcoming the 158 passengers on the flight. A delegation of Kaohsiung City councilors led by Council Speaker Kang Yu-cheng (???) made the journey to promote tourism between the southern Taiwan city and the Japanese prefecture in central Kyushu. CAL Chairman Sun Hung-hsiang (???), who was also on the flight, said that China Airlines currently dominates the market for Taiwan-Japan flights with a 36 percent market share. Taiwan-Japan flights account for about 20 percent of the group's revenue and the passenger load factor has been more than 80 percent since 2011, Sun added. CAL operates three Kaohsiung-Kumamoto flights a week. The airline will launch a Kaohsiung-Fukuoka flight on Monday, extending regular flights to four prefectures in Kyushu -- Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Kumamoto and Miyazaki. CAL will also launch a new route between Tainan and Osaka on Oct. 28, which will mean the airline serves 14 airports in Japan with 188 flights per week between the two countries. (By Wang Shwu-fen, Chiang Pei-ling, Wang Shu-fen and Kuo Chung-han)


Updated : 2021-09-27 04:27 GMT+08:00