Taiwan Business Quick Take

Staff writer, with Bloomberg

Fri, May 03, 2013 - Page 14

AVIATION

EVA starts Asahikawa route

EVA Airways Corp (EVA, 長榮航空) yesterday launched direct flight services from Taipei to Asahikawa, Japan. Asahikawa is its third destination in Hokkaido, following Sapporo and Hakodate. The flights, using Airbus SAS 330-200 aircraft, will be offered every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, EVA said. The first flight generated a passenger load of more than 90 percent, with the route’s passenger load averaging 80 percent for this month, it said, adding that the three Hokkaido routes are forecasted to have a passenger load of at least 80 percent this year.

TRAVEL

Ezfly changes name

Ezfly Technology Co Ltd (易飛網科技), an online travel agencies, yesterday announced it had changed its name to Ezfly International Travel Agency Co Ltd (易飛網國際旅行社) in preparation for listing on the GRETAI Securities Market by the end of the year. The firm, which originally owned Ezfly Travel Agent Corp (誠信旅行社),will buy all the tourism business from that subsidiary except its China-related business.

SEMICONDUCTORS

MStar probed by prosecutors

The government is probing possible insider trading linked to the merger of MediaTek Inc (聯發科) and MStar Semiconductor Inc (晨星). The firms gave documents to authorities yesterday, they said in separate statements. The investigations relate to the actions of individuals and not the firms, MStar said.