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Taiwan's Mandarin Airlines to launch Kaohsiung-Kinmen route

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Mandarin Airlines, a subsidiary of China Airlines, will launch its Kaohsiung-Kinmen route on Jan. 27, with an initial plan to operate two flights a day, the Kinmen County ...

Mass layoffs reported at over 100 Taipei businesses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei’s Department of Labor said that a total of 101 businesses had reported mass layoffs as of the end of November this year, marking the highest figure in nine ye...

142 Taipei companies closed in 2020, setting new high

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Up to 142 companies registered in Taipei shut down their businesses in 2020, setting a new record, with many closures attributed to the pandemic, according to a city gover...

Taiwan premier praises government officials for resisting corruption

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite alleged attempts by several lawmakers to pressure government officials to give in and favor a particular business arrangement, they stood firm against corruption, ...

Prosecutors seek heavy penalty for Taiwan's Far Eastern Air chairman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prosecutors in Taiwan are seeking harsher punishment for Chang Kang-wei (張綱維), chairman of Far Eastern Air Transport Corp. (FAT), on charges of fraud, abuse of trust, embe...

FAT chairman held incommunicado, bail revoked

The Taipei District Court ordered Thursday that Chang Kang-wei (張綱維), chairman of Far Eastern Air Transport Corp. (FAT), be detained and held incommunicado on charges of fraud and embezzlement. The...

Taiwan revokes Far Eastern Air Transport’s operating license

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Transportation announced Friday (Jan. 31) it was revoking the operating license for Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT), the airline which suspended its flight...

Taiwan sets 26 years as maximum age of passenger aircraft

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — All commercial aircraft older than 26 years will have to be retired from service, according to new regulations that will go into force on January 1, 2020. The Civil Aer...

Six Taiwan-based airlines praised for disease prevention work

A total of six Taiwan-based international airlines were honored for their disease control and prevention strategies at a ceremony in Taipei Wednesday. The six airlines, Taiwan's China Airlines,...

Ex-vice president of Taiwan lambasts DPP for empty promises

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Former Taiwan Vice President Annette Lu (呂秀蓮) launched into a furious tirade against President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Tues...

FAT’s poor aviation record stands out amid service suspension farce

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the abrupt suspension and then proposed resumption of Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT) services turned into a farce, a look at its poor aviation record over the years ha...

Taiwan’s CAA agrees to discuss revival of Far Eastern Air Transport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) confirmed Saturday (December 14) it had received a request from troubled Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT) to resume its services,...

Over 500 Taiwan passengers still stranded overseas by FAT's sudden flight suspensions

Update: 12:20 p.m. FAT Chairman Chang Kang-wei (張綱維) said at a press event on Friday (Dec. 13) that the company is not, in fact, suspending its operations and that it will obtain sufficient capital...

Taiwan’s Far Eastern Air Transport suspends all flights from Dec.13

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the second time in its history, Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT) announced it was suspending flights from Friday (December 13). The sudden announcement on Thursday (...

TRA trains in N. Taiwan canceled as Typhoon Mitag looms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) announced a partial shutdown of many of its lines, going into effect this afternoon (Sept. 30) as the periphery of Typhoon Mitag b...