Demand soars for US-bound flights

17 June, 2021

Courtesy of ICRT

Taiwan's tourism sector says demand for US-bound flights is soaring and pushing up ticket prices to most destinations in North America.

According to EZ Travel, fares for destinations in the US have risen dramatically since mid-May, and the trend is expected to continue in the coming months, as California moves to lift almost all social distancing and capacity limits.

The travel agency is forecasting that the number of tickets sold in June is likely to be double or triple the number sold in May, with tickets to San Francisco and Los Angeles being those in greatest demand.

Both China Airlines and EVA Airways are increasing their flights on those routes in response to the increase in demand.

A Lion Travel executive is being cited as saying people who have booked tickets for the US are those who have a US passport, those who have a green card, those who are going to study in the US, the affluent, and foreign nationals living in Taiwan.

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