Taiwan's Far Eastern airlines announces fleet upgrade and new crew uniforms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT) airline held a press conference on Aug. 12 to introduce new uniforms for their flight attendants. The company also announced...

EVA strike in Taiwan slammed for compromising consumer rights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – With Taiwan's aviation industry currently undergoing its third strike this year, the island’s non-profit consumer rights organization warned industry players on ...

FAT's poor flight planning to blame for cancellations: Taiwan's CAA

Last-minute flight cancellations on May 17 by Far Eastern Air Transport Corp. (FAT), a medium-sized international carrier in Taiwan, were a result of the carrier's poor flight planning, constraine...

Taiwan’s FAT expands flight suspensions from 3 to 8 destinations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT) suspended flights to and from Da Nang in Vietnam and Palawan and Boracay in the Philippines beginning Saturday (May 18), but later in the d...

VietJet Air to launch regular flights between Da Nang and Taiwan

Vietnamese budget carrier VietJet Air will begin operating regular flights between Da Nang and Taiwan in June, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) said Friday. The CAA said the agency has gi...

Taiwan Far Eastern Air flight veers off runway at Kalibo Airport, PHI

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On the evening of Wednesday, March 13, an accident occurred involving a Far Eastern Air Transport flight that arrived the Kalibo International Airport of the Philippines. ...

Taiwan plane's wheel rolls off Philippine runway, all safe

KALIBO, Philippines (AP) — Everyone on a Taiwanese plane has disembarked safely after one of the plane's wheels got stuck in the grass off a Philippine runway. Civil Aviation Authori...

Taiwan’s Far Eastern Air Transport increases flights to Akita, Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Due to the strong demand for the recently added route, Taiwan’s Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT) will increase charter flights from Taoyuan International Airport to A...

Far Eastern Air launches new South Korea route

Far Eastern Air Transport Corp. (FAT) on Monday launched a new route between Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and the tourist destination of Jeju in South Korea, becoming its third international s...

Airlines announce cancellations at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport as Typhoon Maria nears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Multiple cancellations and delays have been announced for today (July 10) at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and Taipei Songshan Airport as the periphery of Super Typhoon ...

First Kinmen-Hualien charter flight slated for June 20

Taipei, May 6 (CNA) A direct charter flight between the offshore island county of Kinmen and Hualien on Taiwan's east coast is set to be launched June 20 to promote tourism in the two areas, the o...

Taiwanese airline FAT to accept bitcoin for ticket purchases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taiwanese domestic carrier Far Eastern Air Transport Taiwan Inc. (FAT) announced in a press release on Feb. 28 that the airline would begin accepting payment in Bitcoi...

Taiwan’s FAT to take 17 laid-off flight attendants back

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT, 遠東航空) announced Saturday evening it was taking 17 laid-off flight attendants back after their colleagues disrupted flights earlier in the d...

Taiwan’s FAT cancels flights as flight attendants take sick leave

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT, 遠東航空) canceled several flights Saturday as flight attendants took sick leave, apparently in a protest against the dismissal of 17 colleague...

Taiwan airline pilots to face alcohol tests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following incidents with pilots testing positive for alcohol, the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) announced Friday that breathalyzer tests would become compulsory f...