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Cross-strait charter flights for Moon Festival
25/8/2006 16:58

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 flights.
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.