• The Associated Press

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All Nippon Airways Co. began flying to Taipei on Monday for the first time in more than three months. The carrier suspended its one daily flight between Taipei and Narita airport in Chiba Prefecture on May 16 due to the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome.

It decided to resume the service after the World Health Organization scratched Taiwan off its worldwide list of SARS hot spots in July, spokesman Yasuo Taki said.

The airline’s other SARS-disrupted flights between Japan and the rest of Asia have all returned to their normal schedules, except for a service between Osaka and Singapore. The airline expects to make a formal decision next month on restarting that run.