Air China, China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines will each run four flights a week to Taiwan, following an agreement between Beijing and Taipei to end restrictions on direct cross-Strait transport links, Bloomberg reported. The flight slots, which will become active on July 4, were announced by the Civil Aviation Administration of China. The administration will also allow Hainan Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and Xiamen Airlines to operate twice-weekly flights to Taiwan. Under the terms of the agreement between Taiwan and the mainland, Taiwan will allow an average of 3,000 Chinese tourists a day. Air China and Hainan Airlines will run their flights from Beijing, while China Eastern and Shanghai Airlines will fly from Shanghai. China Southern, which is based in Guangzhou, and Xiamen Airlines will operate flights from their home cities.