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China Airlines in landmark Taiwan-Russia tie-up

Published on Apr 23, 2013 9:31 PM

TAIPEI (AFP) - Taiwan's leading air carrier China Airlines said on Tuesday that it is launching a codesharing agreement with Russia's Transaero Airlines, in the first such pact between the island and Russia.

Beginning from May 1, the airlines will jointly provide two flights a week on the Taipei-Bangkok-Moscow route, flying Boeing 747-400s.

"This will be a milestone in the history of air transportation between Taiwan and Russia," China Airlines spokesman Yang Tzu-pao told AFP.

The agreement will be signed at the Taiwanese airline's headquarters in Taoyuan, northern Taiwan, on Thursday.

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