Taiwanese crew at AirAsia X forced to change nationality to Chinese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese crew members at Malaysian budget airline AirAsia X have been forced to report their nationality as Chinese for flights to and from China, reports said Sunday. ...

Eva Air voted among world’s ‘most-loved’ airlines

International air travel review organization Skytrax unveiled the latest survey of the “Most Loved Airlines,” with Garuda Indonesia topping the chart and Taiwan’s Eva Air snatching third place as the ...

AirAsia adding flights between Taipei and Bali

Taipei, March 30 (CNA) AirAsia, Asia's largest low-cost airline, announced that it was expanding service between Taipei and Bali beginning Monday to tap into the vacation travel market. The rou...

AirAsia's brash CEO now searches for right words

NEW YORK (AP) -- Tony Fernandes is more than just the CEO of AirAsia: He's the brash personality and cheerleader-like figure who gives the discount carrier its soul.A flamboyant executive who loves ra...

AirAsia's brash CEO now searches for right words

NEW YORK (AP) -- Tony Fernandes is more than just the CEO of AirAsia: He's the brash personality and cheerleader-like figure who gives the discount carrier its soul.A flamboyant executive who loves ra...

Q&A on what might have happened to AirAsia flight

NEW YORK (AP) -- Rescue crews are searching Indonesian waters for AirAsia Indonesia Flight 8501, which disappeared Sunday with 162 passengers and crew onboard. The plane was flying from Surabaya, Indo...

Q&A on what might have happened to AirAsia flight

NEW YORK (AP) -- Rescue crews are searching Indonesian waters for AirAsia Indonesia Flight 8501, which disappeared Sunday with 162 passengers and crew onboard. The plane was flying from Surabaya, Indo...

Q&A on what might have happened to AirAsia flight

NEW YORK (AP) -- Rescue crews are searching Indonesian waters for AirAsia Indonesia Flight 8501, which disappeared Sunday with 162 passengers and crew onboard. The plane was flying from Surabaya, Indo...

AirAsia X inks deal to buy 50 Airbus planes

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Long-haul budget airline AirAsia X has inked a deal to buy 50 Airbus A330neo planes as part of its regional expansion.The deal, signed at the Farnborough Airshow in Lond...

Jet mystery unfolds as Asian air travel booms

HONG KONG (AP) -- The transfixing mystery of the Malaysia Airlines jet that went missing with 239 people on board has unfolded in a region where air travel is undergoing supercharged growth after deca...

Budget airlines catching on in Taiwan

By Maia Huang, CNA staff reporter Budget airlines are fast emerging as a growing force in Taiwan's aviation market, with foreign carriers coveting Taiwan for its growth potential and ideal loc...

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SAN FRANCISCO AIRLINER CRASHSOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Investigators are trying to understand whether automated cockpit equipment Asiana flight 214's pilots say they were relying on to control the...

AirAsia X rises in trading debut after $310M IPO

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Shares of long-haul budget carrier AirAsia X are slightly up in the company's trading debut after raising $310 million in Malaysia's biggest initial public offering this...

AirAsia & AirAsia X clinch awards at World Airline Awards

The Skytrax World Airline Awards is the global benchmark of airline excellence and one of the most prestigious accolades for the airline industry. This annual global survey is conducted over a 10-mont...

AirAsia X to add more flights to Kuala Lumpur-Taipei route

Taipei, Dec. 21 (CNA) AirAsia X, the long-haul, low fare affiliate of AirAsia, said Friday it plans to significantly increase the number of flights on its Kuala Lumpur -Taipei route next year amid g...