Representatives from China and Taiwan have agreed to boost the number of regular weekly cross-strait passenger flights by 158 to 828, next year, news portal Yicai.com reported Sunday, citing the Civil Aviation Administration of China. Each side will add 79 flights under the plan. At a meeting in Xiamen recently, the two sides also agreed that there will be no limit on cross-strait flights during the Jan. 17 to Feb. 14 period, in view of the Lunar New Year-related traffic, the report said. However, Shanghai Pudong, Beijing, Guangzhou , Shenzhen and Hangzhou airports will see some caps on the total number of flights during the period. Meanwhile, the report also said that Wang Junjin, chief executive of the mainland budget carrier Juneyao Airlines Co. Ltd., has stated that his carrier had applied to launch additional flights during the holiday period and that it aims to service more Taiwan destinations next year, including Hualien and Chiayi.
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