Taiwan's CAL, EVA Air rated as 5-star global airlines by APEX

Taiwan's two major carriers, China Airlines (CAL) and EVA Air, received a five-star rating in the category of global airlines at an award ceremony hosted in Singapore Tuesday by an international a...

International Air Transport Association opens training center in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – International Air Transport Association's (IATA) training center was inaugurated in Taipei on Thursday (Nov. 14), helping connect the island nation’s aviation in...

284 Taiwanese students evacuated from chaos at Hong Kong universities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As violence continues at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and other college campuses in the city, the Taiwanese government has assisted with the evacuation of 28...

University students from Taiwan to be flown home from Hong Kong as violence escalates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A number of Taiwanese students studying at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) will be flown back home Wednesday night (Nov. 13) in a chartered flight as the semi-a...

27 Taiwanese receive deferred prosecution in cigarette smuggling scandal

The Taipei District Prosecutors Office handed down one-year deferred prosecutions Thursday for 27 individuals involved in a high-profile attempted cigarette smuggling case that took place in July. ...

Taiwan arrests Russian who jumped onto landing gear of departing CAL flight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a bizarre incident comparable to an action movie scene, a man believed to be a Russian citizen ran onto the tarmac at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and jumped on...

China Airlines stops selling duty-free cigarettes on its planes

A China Airlines (CAL) spokesman confirmed Monday that the carrier stopped selling duty-free cigarettes on its planes from Sunday. The move came in response to a more complex customs clearance proc...

Typhoon Hagibis causes Taiwan-Japan flight disruptions

Airlines operating flights between Taiwan and Japan announced service disruptions Friday due to Typhoon Hagibis, which is heading towards eastern Japan. China Airlines said its flight CI0159 from O...

Taiwan legislator pans China Airlines for lying in cigarette smuggling scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s cigarette smuggling scandal continues to grab media attention and a legislator lambasted the government on Wednesday (Sept. 25) for conniving with China Air...

Legislator demands full disclosure of buyers in Taiwan’s cigarette smuggling case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The finance minister of Taiwan has promised to launch a complete investigation into the cigarette smuggling incident by the end of the week as questions remain about the h...

Taiwan charges 13 intelligence and airline officials in cigarette smuggling case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A total of 13 agents of the National Security Bureau (NSB) and managers at China Airlines (CAL) were charged Friday (August 23) for their part in the smuggling of cigarett...

Budget airline Tigerair Taiwan to add 15 planes in 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The island’s only budget airline, Tigerair Taiwan, will buy seven Airbus A320neo jets and lease eight more, with delivery scheduled to start in 2021, reports said Sa...

Taiwan intelligence agency chief vows tough action against cigarette smugglers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – At his first news conference since taking office, National Security Bureau (NSB) chief Chiu Kuo-cheng (邱國正) vowed to take severe disciplinary measures against any official...

China Airlines manager under fire for saying only Taiwan president did not buy cigarettes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A China Airlines (CAL) official came under fire Tuesday (July 30) for joking during a radio interview that President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) was the only passenger on her fligh...

8.38 million cigarettes preordered on 24 Taiwan presidential flights since 2006: CAL

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the cigarette scandal continues to smolder, China Airlines (CAL, 中華航空) on Sunday (July 28) announced that it estimates that 41,904 cartons of cigarettes have been preordered...