COVID-19: Ministry mulls increasing flights to outlying islandsStaff writer, with CNAThe Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) would soon discuss with local government officials the possibility of raising the number of flights to the nation’s outlying islands after a nationwide COVID-19 alert is downgraded to level 2 today, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications said yesterday. More than 80 percent of domestic flights have been canceled since the COVID-19 alert was raised to level 3 on May 19. Photo: Chen Hsin-yu, Taipei Times“It has come to our attention that flights to the outlying islands do not meet the demand. The ministry must continue to exercise extreme caution, even though the COVID-19 alert has been downgraded to level 2, he said. “The last thing that officials in the outlying islands want is for there to be a dramatic influx of tourists from Taiwan proper.
Source: Taipei Times July 26, 2021 15:56 UTC