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Peach Aviation to resume Taiwan-Japan flights in October

The two countries will allow in each others' business travelers

(Instagram, Peach Aviation photo)

(Instagram, Peach Aviation photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese budget airline Peach Aviation announced Wednesday (Sept. 9) the resumption of flights between Japan and Taiwan starting Oct. 25.

It will operate three flights a week for three reopened routes, from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport to Osaka’s Kansai International Airport and Tokyo’s Narita International Airport and Haneda Airport, reported Liberty Times.

Tickets will become available at 3 p.m. on Thursday (Sept. 10).

Peach halted all of its 17 of its international flights on March 20 amid the coronavirus pandemic. The partial resumption of flights reflects the expected pickup in demand from international students and business travelers.

The two countries have agreed to reciprocally reopen borders to business travelers, a deal that came into effect Tuesday (Sept. 8). Those making such trips are required to undergo a PCR test 72 hours prior to departure and be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival.

Peach’s announcement follows similar moves by Singapore-based budget airline Scoot and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. The former resumed flights between Tokyo and Taoyuan Sept. 9, while the latter reopened passenger air travel between Amsterdam and Taoyuan Sept. 1.