Far Eastern Air Transport launches new cross-strait route

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Taipei, Dec. 14 (CNA) Far Eastern Air Transport Corp. (FAT) launched a new route Thursday that connects the southern city of Kaohsiung and Fuzhou in southeastern China, as it continues to step up its market presence across the Taiwan Strait.

The service will operate twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays, using McDonnell Douglas MD-80 or MD-90 planes, the carrier said.

The company will also launch new routes between Kaohsiung-Xiamen and Taichung-Xiamen on Dec. 19, providing two round-trip flights per week, on Tuesdays and Fridays, it said.

The new routes, together with a Songshan-Fuzhou service launched on Nov. 29, were previously operated exclusively by TransAsia Airways.

TransAsia disbanded last November due to financial woes and its flight rights have been reassigned to other Taiwanese carriers.

FAT said it hopes the four new routes to popular Chinese destinations this winter, together with its existing network covering 22 Chinese cities, will help make cross-strait travel more convenient.

(By Lee Hsin-Yin)

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