On October 31 the carrier is launching 10 new routes to China with McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83s. According to this report by Taiwan News, one flight per week will be operated from Taiwan (Taoyuan International Airport) to Shijiazhuang on October 31. In addition, the carrier will also offer two weekly flights from Taipei (Songshan Airport) to Taiyuan on November 2. FAT is also planning to launch cross-strait flights to Chengdu in Sichuan, Nanning, Hefei, Sanya, Haikou , Gueiyang and Lanzhou. FAT is being permitted to operate total of 19 cross-strait flights using the six aircraft.
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Copyright Photo: Manuel Negrerie. The DC-9-83 has become the workhorse for FAT. DC-9-83 B-28025 (msn 53602) is pictured at the Taipei base.