A dispute over a fishing rights has prompted Cebu Pacific to hold back the launch of Cebu–Taipei flights. Cebu Pacific was due to launch the route on July 5 but has now postponed the service due to a ‘red’ travel alert issued by Taiwan.
The alert follows an incident in which a 65-year-old Taiwanese fisherman was apparently killed in disputed waters by the Philippine coastguard on May 9. Cebu Pacific’s new A320 route was due to fly twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays, leaving Cebu (CEB) at 7.40pm to touch down in Taipei (TPE) at 10.20pm, according to OAG. From Taiwan, the flight would take off at 11.05pm to land at 1.45am.Source: routenews, Piers Evans, photo: JasonDragon
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