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Abacus publishing Net Fares for Chartered Flights between China and Taiwan

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Abacus International is now publishing net fares for chartered flights between China and Taiwan. China and Taiwan recently signed an agreement to open regular direct weekend charter flights and allow mainland tourists to the island after a five decade spell of restricted transportation links.

With the extended range of airfares now available between Taiwan and China added to our leading net fares solution, Abacus FareX, we will ensure our travel agency partners can continue to offer travellers the best range and most competitive fares available, said Brett Henry, Vice President, Agency Marketing of Abacus International.

Abacus FareX will carry new fares from China Airlines, Uni Airways corporation, EVA Airways, Mandarin Airlines, Air China, China Eastern Airline and TransAsia Airways on the cross-straits route.

Abacus has had a strong presence in the Taiwan market for 18 years. Over the years, we have gained a strong understanding of the markets needs and now with the opening up of the air route between the island and Asia powerhouse, China, we are well-placed to provide the necessary expertise to our respective industry partners, Mr Henry said.

The new cross-straits fares will be distributed on Abacus FareX, a net fares management and distribution solution currently used by over 200 airline sales offices in Asia Pacific.

Mr Wang Yin Chuang., Manager, Pricing and Interlining Department, Passenger Sales, China Airlines, said On other routes Abacus FareX has proven to be a vital channel that not only allows us the flexibility to update and distribute net fares information anytime but also provides the extensive reach to over 15,000 Abacus-connected agency locations in the region.

We are happy to be working even more closely with Abacus in taking this newly opened travel business between China and Taiwan to new heights.

Abacus-connected travel agencies have also gleaned productivity and customer loyalty benefits through the use of FareX solution.

We have been using Abacus FareX ever since Abacus launched the solution in 10 years to the Taiwan market and it has enabled us to meet the increasing demands of our customers efficiently. said Tang Pei Pei, Manager, Travel Operations, American Express Taiwan. And now with Abacus expanded distribution network to include the China and Taiwan route, we have more to offer to the marketplace.

Through Abacus FareX, Abacus-connected travel agencies will have access to published fares for the following airlines and city pairs.

China Airlines and Mandarin Airlines combined chartered flights from Taipei, Kaoshiung and Taichung Ching Chuan Kang to Shanghai Pudong, Beijing, Guangzhou, Nanjing and Xiamen ( 29 flights per month)

EVA Airways and Uni Airways Corporations combined chartered flights from Taipei TaoYuan to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Xiamen ( 29 flights per month)

TransAsia Airways direct flight from Taipei, Tao Yuan and Kaoshiung to Guangzhou and Shanghai Pudong ( 10 flights per month)

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