HAIKOU, Jan. 10(Xinhuanet)-- A Boeing 737-800 plane is scheduled to fly on the return chartered flights between Beijing and Taipei during the forthcoming Spring Festival holiday season, Hainan Airlines announced here on Tuesday.
A corporate spokesman said two more planes were placed in reserve in case of emergencies.
An economic-class cabin ticket for a round trip from Beijing to Taipei costs 4,800 yuan (about 592 U.S. dollars). Up to now, all the tickets for the chartered flights from Beijing to Taipei, which will be available between Jan. 25 and Feb. 5, have been sold out, according to the corporate sources.
Spring Festival, the Chinese Lunar New Year, is the most important occasion for family reunions. The Spring Festival in 2006 falls on Jan. 29.
Six mainland airlines have been chosen to operate chartered flights across the Taiwan Straits from Jan. 20 to Feb. 13, 2006, while another six Taiwan-based airline companies announced earlier this month their plans for direct chartered flights acrossthe Taiwan Straits during the Spring Festival. Enditem