Saturday, September 03, 2005

Taiwan's "China" Airlines to Fly Over China

aiwan News reports that China is permitting Taiwanese airlines to use its airspace, and the first one to go is China Air.

Taiwan's largest airline said yesterday it will become the island's first airline to fly through rival China's airspace in more than five decades.

China Airlines Ltd. said Beijing has approved its application to use the mainland's airspace, a month after Taiwanese Premier Frank Hsieh (謝長廷) said he would allow the island's airlines to fly over Chinese territory.

China's aviation authorities yesterday approved applications from four Taiwanese airlines to fly over its airspace after Taipei urged the permission amid rising oil prices.

Hmmm....given the regularity with which China Airlines' airplanes fall out of the sky, I'm not sure I'd permit them to fly over my territory....

2 comments:

rmdazwdv said...

http://www.airsafe.com/events/regions/asia.htm
has details. US carriers like American and United are worse however.

Anonymous said...

Huaa!! 1 our less flying from Holland!