Large passenger load for Quanzhou-Jinmen ship route
The Quanzhou-Jinmen ship route has seen a more than 180,000 passenger throughput three years after it opened, according to Chen Rongzhou, vice mayor of Quanzhou.
The first half of 2009 experienced a passenger capacity of 43,000, up by 35.57% over the same period last year.
And the three communication channels Quanzhou has with Taiwan—Quanzhou-Jinmen direct passenger flights, cargo flights and small trade flights—have all shown a positive development trend.
The number of small trade flights importing installation kits, raw and auxiliary materials, etc. exceeded 436, amounting to more than 8,920 tons of goods and a value of $7.6 million.
Direct cargo flights have transported more than 1.71 million tons of goods to Jinmen, the first among all cities in Mainland China.
Known as the "Golden Waterway", the Quanzhou-Jinmen route from Minnan to Jinmen has a stable voyage environment and takes 60 minutes each way.
(China Daily August 7, 2009)
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