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China and Taiwan continued to relax air transport restrictions with the decision to allow more direct flights during holiday periods and cargo charters for the first time, Reuters reported. Flights operated between the countries during the Chinese New Year proved popular and led to calls for increased service. Passenger flights could take place as early as October's Mid-Autumn Festival, Taiwan Mainland Affairs Council Chairman Joseph Wu said. Cargo flights will be allowed on a case-by-case basis. Six airlines from each country will be allowed to operate a combined 168 roundtrip flights per year during four select holiday periods. Jun 16, 2006

U.S. must improve image to draw foreign tourists. The U.S. needs a marketing campaign to revive its image around the world, according to the Travel Industry Association of America. The group is urging the government to fund marketing efforts. Jun 14, 2006

House declining intervention was the right decision. Air-traffic controllers and the Federal Aviation Administration could not reach an agreement after months of talking in the long-running labor dispute. According to a Kansas City Star editorial, Congress was right to stay out of the matter. The newspaper says controllers deserve to be well compensated for their work, but a slowdown in the rate of pay increases is reasonable. Jun 12, 2006

European Union Friday advanced its aim to...

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