A flight CI7958 operated by Taiwan-based China Airlines
left for Taipei from Shanghai Pudong International Airport
Wednesday night, cross-Strait charter flights prior to the Spring
The 2008 cross-Strait charter flights were started on Saturday.
In the past five days, 12 airline companies from both sides of the
Taiwan Strait operated 48 flights.
Although the freak winter weather posed severe threats to the
air services in Shanghai and Guangzhou, no charter flight at the
two airports was canceled or seriously delayed.
About 200,000 Taiwan people live in Shanghai.
Charter flights after the Spring Festival will kick off on
Friday. And the entire charter flight mission will be finished on
Twelve airlines from both sides will run 94 flights between
Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Xiamen in the mainland and Taipei
and Kaohsiung in Taiwan.
It is the fifth year that cross-Strait charter flights have been
offered for the traditional Chinese Lunar New Year, which falls on
Feb. 7 this year.
(Xinhua News Agency February 7, 2008)