China Postal Airlines will launch direct cargo flights from the mainland to Taiwan, with the first run set for December 21 from Fuzhou to Taoyuan. The Beijing-headquartered carrier is also planning to operate the Nanjing-Taoyuan route.
China Postal Airlines was established in 1996 and currently owns 17 Boeing 737 all-cargo aircraft. It is the first Chinese carrier dedicated to express mail and cargo transport services.
The company is one of the five Chinese carriers designated by Beijing to operate cross-strait cargo services. The other four are Air China Cargo, China Cargo Airlines, China Southern Airlines, and Yangtze River Express.
Focus Taiwan reports there are six approved Chinese destinations on the cross-strait line: Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Nanjing, Fuzhou and Xiamen.