[quote=“mr_boogie”]So how do you transfer the control of the airplane?
If China and Taiwan agree to disagree on agreeing over how the flights should be controlled, then the only choice is for the flights to go over some other aerial space (that can also be Korea or Japan).
So, anyone knows if the flights will be international or domestic?[/quote]
Will you be surprised if I tell you that flights between Hong Kong and mainland China are treated as international flights? Seems to me this piece of information has to be shocking news to you. But yes, Hong Kong-China(as well as Hong Kong-Taiwan)flights are indeed treated as international flights, and surely China-Taiwan flights can be treated the same.
But lets just assume for a moment that the two sides can’t agree on the direct flights being international or domestic. Are you saying that planes can’t fly without putting a label on the route? Is there no way for a plane to fly from point A to point B without calling the flights either international or domestic? If so, what’s the label on the direct flight with a flyover to HK? What about the direct chartered flights that had flown for some time now? Are they international or domestic? Pretty obvious this issue with “control of planes” you referred to is not a technical issue but entirely a political one.
So if Taiwan is simply seeking to put a label on the flight that suits its political ideaology(similar to how Taiwan wanted to be labeled as part of the “international leg” during the Olympic torch relay, despite the fact that relay routes aren’t even categorized into “international” or “domestic”), they’ve got it. I’m no aviation expert, but the most logical and efficient route between two points is the one with the shortest distance in between. It’s simply unconscionable for Taiwan to insist on a symbolic flyover to HK during the so called direct flights for utterly no good reason at all.