According to Taiwan’s Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC), the daily average passenger count to the U.S. in May was 361. However, the number of passengers has increased to 686 thus far in June. Taiwan’s government believed the ethnic flee from the U.S. when the country had suffered from the coronavirus, the ethnic is leaving Taiwan when the curve of coronavirus in the U.S. is flattened.
Coronavirus cases in Taiwan were extremely low since the pandemic had begun. However, the number of cases has surged since May. As a result of the shortage of vaccines, high-end customers in Taiwan are willing to go to the U.S. for vaccinating as the coronavirus cases in the U.S. have seen a downward trend.
Taiwanese travel agencies rolled out a so-called “vaccine package,” such as “Pfizer 30 days package” and “Johnson and Johnson 8 days package.” For example, the J&J package costs $10,700 and included the air ticket to Los Angeles, a five-star hotel accommodation, a transfer between airport and hotel with a mandarin speaking driver and a mandarin-speaking tour guide accompany the customers to the vaccination site and the PCR test.
EVA Air has announced that it will increase its Seattle frequencies to four times a week from July 1 to July 18, it will maintain three flights a week afterward. In addition, it will increase the frequencies to San Francisco and Vancouver by adding one return flight weekly. China Airlines has also announced it will increase its service to Ontario, California, and Los Angeles.