CAAC approves new route applications

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The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has approved applications from seven carriers to operate new services between China, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Cargo carriers Yangtze River Express and SF Airlines launched daily Hangzhou-Hong Kong and Xiamen-Hong Kong services, on 27 September and 1 October respectively, says CAAC.

Air China and Taiwan's Mandarin Airlines both launched thrice weekly Wenzhou-Taipei services at the end of October.

Hong Kong-based carrier Dragonair has been given approval to operate daily services on the Hong Kong-Wenzhou and Hong Kong-Zhengzhou routes.

Meanwhile, Hong Kong Airlines has received approval to operate a daily service Hong Kong-Harbin route.

Taiwan's Far Eastern Air Transport also received approval to operate a twice weekly Taipei Taoyuan-Hefei service on 24 November, adds the CAAC.