Indonesian office supplies face masks to students, undocumented workers

The Indonesian representative office in Taipei said Thursday (Feb. 27) it is providing some 2,400 surgical face masks for Indonesian students and undocumented migrant workers in Taiwan in an effort to...

Taiwan's national airlines lift ban on flight attendants wearing glasses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s national airlines, China Airlines, has lifted a ban on its flight attendants wearing glasses to help bolster their defense against the new coronavirus, acco...

Petition calls for China Airlines' name to be changed to 'Taiwan Airlines'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese group based in the U.S. has posted a petition calling on President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to change the name of China Airlines to "Taiwan Airlines" as co...

Airlines to resume Taiwan-Philippines flights after Manila lifts ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After the Philippines lifted a ban on travel to and from Taiwan over the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) on Friday (Feb. 14), Taiwan's EVA Air announced it will resume Ta...

Taiwan’s top airport sees lowest daily passenger total in 10 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the Wuhan coronavirus spreads across the region, fewer than 60,000 passengers traveled through Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Tuesday (Feb. 11), the lowest number...

China Airlines halts new recruit training due to Wuhan virus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China Airlines has put off plans for new recruits to get on board as it gauges the impact of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak that has taken a toll on air travel. Around ...

Taiwanese group calls for changing China Airlines to 'Formosa Airlines'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A pro-Taiwan independence group on Monday (Feb. 3) called for the word "China" to be removed from the name of Taiwan's national carrier China Airlines to avo...

Taiwan tourists stuck in Italy amid shutdown of air routes between 2 countries

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China Airlines sent one airplane to evacuate Taiwanese tourists from Rome on Monday (Feb. 3) after Italy reported the first two confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus an...

Taiwan's StarLux halts all flights to Macau over virus concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei-based StarLux Airlines announced on Monday (Feb. 3) the cancellation of all flights to and from Macau between Feb. 8 and March 28 amid the spread of China’s c...

Taiwanese vice president-elect visits Washington

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President-elect William Lai (賴清德) is visiting the U.S. from Feb. 2-9 and will join President Donald Trump at the National Prayer Breakfast held annually in Washington...

Vietnam, Italy reject flights from Taiwan due to virus scare

Feb. 1 20:04 Update: Taoyuan International Airport Co. told media on Saturday evening that the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam has removed its border control against Taiwan but it remains on ...

Taiwanese airlines worried about reports of Italian flight ban over coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese airlines were investigating reports Friday (Jan. 31) evening that Italy had banned all flights from China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan amid growing fears of the...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Jan. 29 The Los Angeles Times on federal spending: The nonp...

Airlines suspend China flights, cut services on virus fears

BANGKOK (AP) — British Airways and Asian budget carriers Lion Air and Seoul Air have joined a growing list of airlines that are suspending flights to China as fears spread about the outbreak of a new ...

Taiwan's StarLux launches first flights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After three years of planning and preparation, Taiwan's newly established StarLux Airlines launched its first flights on Thursday (Jan. 23), the first day of the week-...