China‘s recent decision to alter flight paths in the Taiwan Strait has raised concerns over aviation safety, particularly around the Taiwan-controlled Kinmen and Matsu islands, Taiwan’s transportation minister announced Wednesday.

On Tuesday, China’s Civil Aviation Administration declared the modification of the north-to-south M503 route starting from February 1. Additionally, the administration plans to activate eastbound operations on the W122 and W123 connecting routes to the M503, aiming to enhance airspace operation efficiency.