Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Taiwan's China Airlines Opens Abu Dhabi Service

This is a good sign of the improvement of the relationship between Taiwan and United Arab Emirates. However, China Airlines should change its name to Taiwan Airline as soon as possible in order not to confuse the passengers.

Taipei, April 25 By Elisa Kao, CNA

China Airlines (CAL), Taiwan's major air carrier, added a new stopover in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), to its Taipei-Vienna route Tuesday.

Foreign Minister Huang Chih-fang, Minister of Transportaton and Communications Kuo Yao-chi and several other high-ranking officials boarded the plane to mark the opening of the service.

A CAL official said the opening of the Abu Dhabi service will be a great convenience to those from Taiwan or Europe who often travel to the Middle East for business, and will help explore other potential tourists to the region.

CAL once operated services to Abu Dhabi in its Taipei-Rome route during the period from 1995 to 2004.

Last October, then Minister of Transportation and Communications Lin Ling-san signed a memorandum of understanding with the UAE for the resumption of its service to Abu Dhabi.

CAL will operate three flights on the Taipei-Abu Dhabi-Vienna route per week. With the new Abu Dhabi stopover, the arrival time from Taipei to Vienna will be one hour later than the original Taipei-Vienna flight, the official added.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should not call it CHINA AIRLINES. this is not china. this is taiwan. why repeat a falsehood? if you really believe in Taiwan, the call it TAIWAN AIRLINES even in your blog. stop pleasing the KMT and CHINA.

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