Pilots of Taiwan's China Airlines confirmed to have Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Taiwan's Deputy Transport Minister Wang Kwo-tsai (王國材) on Wednesday (March 25) confirmed reports that two China Airlines cargo plane pilots have tested positive for Wuh...

Taiwan's regional carriers to suspend online check-in

Two of Taiwan's regional carriers are temporarily suspending their online check-in service for domestic flights to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the airlines have a...

Taiwan airlines refuse passengers with fever, require masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China Airlines (CAL) and EVA Air will turn away passengers with a fever and require others to wear a mask during flights, except for meal times, to prevent the Wuhan coron...

Taiwan rolls out bailout plan for airline industry amid coronavirus crisis

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government of Taiwan is expected to flesh out a bailout plan by the end of the week to help the aviation industry weather the coronavirus outbreak. Chunghwa Post Co...

Founder of Taiwan's StarLux Airlines wins bitter inheritance battle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A court in Taiwan has ruled StarLux Airlines founder Chang Kuo-wei (張國煒) is entitled to around NT$14 billion (US$464 million) after a bitter family inheritance battle invo...

Taiwan airlines to receive government loans to ease impact of coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) said Monday (March 16) that the government is planning to provide financial aid, such as project loans, to reduce ...

Taiwanese airlines halt flights to US, Europe after new Wuhan virus cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's major carriers, as well as international airlines, are cutting down on flights to and from Europe and the U.S. after a rash of new imported cases of Wuhan cor...

China Airlines offers refund for passengers affected by Wuhan virus

China Airlines (CAL), one of Taiwan's largest carriers, announced Saturday that overseas customers who have booked flights between Jan. 20 and April 30 but are barred from entering the country due...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, March 15, the 75th day of 2020. There are 291 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 15, ...

The new mask: Wave of global revolt replaced by virus fear

BEIRUT (AP) — As 2019 gave way to 2020 in a cloud of tear gas, and in some cases a hail of bullets, from Hong Kong to Baghdad, from Beirut to Barcelona and Santiago, it seemed civil disobedience and g...

Chileans worry unresolved problems may lead to new protests

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The southern hemisphere summer has come to a close, and Chileans say they fear — or welcome — the prospect that the turn of the season could herald a renewal of the vast protest...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of March 15-21

Celebrity birthdays for the week of March 15-21: March 15: Actor Judd Hirsch is 85. Bassist Phil Lesh of the Grateful Dead is 80. Singer Mike Love of the Beach Boys is 79. Singer-key...

103 quarantined in Taiwan after Australian musician diagnosed with coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After news broke on Thursday night (March 5) that an Australian musician who performed in Taiwan over the weekend has been confirmed with the Wuhan coronavirus, over 100 p...

Australian musician diagnosed with coronavirus after Taiwan trip identified as Brett Dean

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Australian man who was diagnosed with Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) after performing twice in Taipei over the weekend has been identified as renowned Australian compose...

13 Taiwan EVA Air flight attendants quarantined after serving Australian passenger

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over a dozen EVA Air flight attendants are to undergo quarantine after an Australian passenger was found to have contracted the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). On Thursda...