Agreement will increase air travel between Canada and Taiwan

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      Expect to see more passenger flights between Vancouver and Taiwan in the near future.

      Earlier this week, the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei signed a deal with Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration that will sharply increase air traffic percent between the two countries.

      “This arrangement recognizes the ongoing demand for the transport of people and goods between Canada and Taiwan, and reflects a desire to improve upon our strong long-term economic and people-to-people relationships,” executive director Kathleen Mackay said in a statement on the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei website.

      According to an article on the Taipei Times website, there were 13 passenger and cargo flights per week between the country under a previous agreement.

      Ten of those flights—seven with China Airlines and three with Eva Airways—arrive in Vancouver. The other three are Eva Airways flights to Toronto. 

      This will increase to 17 passenger flights per week between the two countries. And restrictions on the number of cargo flights has been lifted.

      Not only will it make it easier for Canadians to get to Taiwan, it will also increase opportunities for people to travel to the Indian subcontinent via Taipei.