Taiwanese carrier TransAsia Airways has launched a direct air route from the island’s second city Kaohsiung to Fuzhou in mainland China’s Fujian province.
There are two flights weekly. The outbound flights from Kaohsiung depart at 7am and arrive in Fuzhou at 8:50am, flights from Fuzhou to Kaohsiung leave at 9:50am and arrive at 11:40am.
Now, Fuzhou has four routes with a total of 24 flights each week to Taipei (both Taoyuan and Songshan airports), Kaohsiung and the central Taiwanese city of Taichung.
Taiwanese firms are among the major investors in Fujian’s economy and business traffic was cited by the airline as one of the key reasons for opening the route.
Wang Zhiping, the general manager of TransAsia Airways Shanghai office, said the airline would consider increasing the number of flights between Fujian and Taiwan in June. The number of flights each week between Taiwan and mainland China has increased to around 270 since direct scheduled flights to Taiwan were first launched in August last year.