The Lina ship on the Tainan Anping-Penghu Magong route will start sailing on May 3 this year.

(Photo by reporter Hong Ruiqin)

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The high-speed ship Lina Ferry between Anping, Tainan and Magong, Penghu will start sailing on May 3. We are optimistic about the Fireworks Festival in Penghu and the summer tourist season, and there will be round trips on 3 days a week; but this time the fare is adjusted, and the economy class round-trip ticket The price has been adjusted from 1,850 yuan to 2,000 yuan, and the price of locomotive boarding will remain at 1,500 yuan. The "Blue Highway" between Tainan and Penghu will set sail again.

Hong Yuhang, general manager of Eastern Union Lines Lina, said that the sailing will start in May this year. In principle, there will still be one round-trip flight every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. On Sunday, Anping Port will open at 2:30 pm, and Magong Port will open at 8:00 pm. This year's voyage is expected to end in October and will be adjusted according to market demand assessment.

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Faced with the unblocking of the epidemic, overseas travel is gradually heating up, which may impact the domestic tourism market. Hong Yuhang believes that the domestic outlying island tourism market still has a geographical advantage, and it only takes 2 hours from Anping to Magong.

In addition, Lina is open to green-label (under 50cc), white-label (under 250cc) locomotives, as well as electric bicycles and bicycles to be consigned on board. Passengers can bring their favorite cars to island hopping tours.

Lina has obtained the night voyage permit for the first high-speed passenger ship on the Anping-Magong route.

The Tourism Bureau of Nanshi City stated that it is a new choice of multiple ways to play in Tainan in the morning and overnight in Penghu. Tourists from all over the world are welcome to stay in Tainan for one night first, and then take the Lina Ferry to enjoy the scenery of Chrysanthemum Island on the next day. "One time play" two tourist cities.

The Lina ship is quite "bumpy". The round-trip flight started on April 21, 2021. However, due to the Wuhan pneumonia (new coronavirus disease, COVID-19) epidemic, it was forced to resume the flight twice and suspend it for more than a year. Slowly, after the resumption of flights on August 31 (2022), due to the impact of Typhoon Xuan Lannuo, the flight on September 2 had to be cancelled.

In mid-September last year, although there was a wave of outings during the Mid-Autumn Festival holiday, Magong Port was undergoing expansion projects. Lina could only share Pier 8 with Taihua Ferry. On September 18, the night flight from Magong Port to Anping Port was approved. Due to procedural problems, more than 300 passengers were temporarily forced to disembark. Fortunately, the shipping company responded by arranging accommodation for the passengers, transferring to other ships the next day, and offering full refunds.

The round-trip economy class fare on Lina was originally 1,850 yuan, but this year it was raised to 2,000 yuan.

(Photo by reporter Hong Ruiqin)

The Lina Ferry sails from Anping to Magong for about 2 hours. You can enjoy Tainan in the morning and stay overnight in Judao.

The picture shows the situation of tourists boarding in Anping Port on August 31, 2022.

(Photo by reporter Hong Ruiqin)

The Lina ship sailed in May this year, and still maintains a round trip every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.

(courtesy of Eastern Union Lines)