TAIPEI (The China Post) — All Nippon Airways (ANA, 全日空), the largest airline in Japan, announced on July 14 that it would resume service between Tokyo Haneda Airport (HND, 東京羽田機場) and Taipei Songshan Airport (TSA, 台北松山機場), starting from August 3.
The announcement comes after Japanese media reported that Prime Minister Shinzō Abe (安倍晉三) indicated his intentions to give Taiwan priority when planning his country’s “border reopening agenda.”
Compared to other countries in Asia and around the world, Taiwan has excelled in limiting transmission of the COVID-19 Coronavirus (新型冠狀肺炎) and has not reported a local infection in months.
In response, ANA said its plans to operate twice-weekly roundtrip flights, on Mondays and Fridays, between the two city airports. The airline said, in a statement to Chinese-language media, that the resumed flights will mainly serve businesspeople traveling between Taiwan and Japan.
Booking is already available on ANA’s official website, https://www.ana.co.jp/en/tw/, but it is important to note that international students and tourists wishing to visit Japan still face entry restrictions.