Taiwan’s Far Eastern Air Transport increases flights to Akita, Japan

Starting April 2019, Taoyuan-Akita flights to take off twice a week

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Tseng Chin-chih, left, with Kazui Sakai

Tseng Chin-chih, left, with Kazui Sakai (By Central News Agency)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Due to the strong demand for the recently added route, Taiwan’s Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT) will increase charter flights from Taoyuan International Airport to Akita Airport, Japan, reported CNA.

Starting from April 2019, FAT will schedule two return flights on Tuesday and Saturday each week, to help more tourists enjoy the warmer weather.

Deputy governor of Akita Prefecture, Kazui Sakai, led a six-person delegation to Taiwan, and signed a letter of intent with the CEO of FAT, Tseng Chin-chih (曾金池), in Taipei.

The Taoyuan-Akita route was first implemented in late September, and has transported over 3,300 Japanese and Taiwanese passengers.

Sakai said the expanded service will make tourism to Taiwan more convenient, and will also offer more opportunities for Taiwanese travelers. He added that the provincial government will strive to promote Akita as a tourist destination.

Tseng said Akita is known for the dog breed of the same name, the deepest lake in Japan, Lake Tazawa, and its beautiful coastline and sunsets.