The government said it may allow China Airlines Co (
Mainland Affairs Council Vice Chairman Liu Te-shun (劉德勳) confirmed a Chinese-language newspaper report that the government is considering direct flights to China..
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``It's good news that direct cargo flights, or even passenger flights, may be allowed, avoiding the possibility of picking up the virus during an intermediate stop,'' said Eddy Chen, who manages about NT$3.5 billion of funds at Ta Chong Investment Trust Corp (
Chen said he won't add airline stocks until SARS is contained and demand for travel rebounds.
China Airlines shares rose NT$0.15, or 1.3 percent, to NT$11.90. EVA Airways shares dropped NT$0.25, or 2.3 percent, to NT$10.45.