Airlines to help evacuate Taiwan nationals from Vietnam
Central News Agency
2014-05-15 09:20 AM
Taipei, May 15 (CNA) China Airlines, one of Taiwan's two major international airline companies, said it will fly a charter plane to Ho Chi Minh City later Thursday to bring Taiwanese expatriates home after anti-Chinese riots erupted in Vietnam. In addition, both China Airlines and EVA Air, the other major international air carrier based in Taiwan, said they will increase the capacity of scheduled flights between Vietnam and Taiwan by using larger aircraft. A total of 307 extra seats will be available on two China Airlines flights scheduled for Thursday, the company said. As of Thursday morning, the company has not decided on what aircraft to use for the special charter. No details about EVA Air's increased capacity are immediately known. There are thousands of Taiwanese nationals working in Vietnam and hundreds of tourists from Taiwan currently visiting the country. (By Bien Chin-feng and Jay Chen)
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