Wendy Zhang/ Shanghai Daily news
Charter flights between Shanghai and Taipei will start from September 29 to
October 13, specifically for this year's Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the
Moon Festival. This is the first of its kind after the operation of the Spring
Festival's chartered flight.
Shanghai Airlines and China Eastern Airlines
will operate two chartered flights for the Moon Festival, which will fall on
October 6. Shanghai Airlines' two flights, using Boeing 767s, will use the same
captain and airhostesses as those serving the Spring Festival's chartered
Shanghai Airlines' first chartered flight, leaving the Pudong
International Airport at 8:30am on September 30, will arrive at the Chiang
Kai-shek (CKS) International Airport at 11:20am. And then, it will return from
Taipei at 12:20pm and arrive in Shanghai Pudong International Airport at 2:20pm
on the same day. The second flight will leave from Pudong International Airport
at 2:30pm on October 7 and arrive at the CKS International Airport at 5:20pm. It
will return from Taipei at 6:20pm and reach Shanghai Pudong International
Airport at 8:40pm.
Compatriots from Taiwan, with identity certificates, can
take these special flights.
From this year, besides the Spring Festival,
chartered flights will be operated during the Moon Festival, Qingming Festival
and the Dragon Boat Festival.