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...

144 flights canceled at Taiwan Taoyuan Airport as Typhoon Mitag nears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Typhoon Mitag bears down on northern Taiwan, 144 flights have been canceled at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport for this evening (Sept. 30). At 1:15 p.m. tod...

Vietjet to launch regular daily flights between Taiwan and Da Nang

Vietnamese budget carrier Vietjet Air announced Tuesday that it will begin operating regular flights between Taiwan and the coastal city of Da Nang in central Vietnam in December. Based on Vietnam&...

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...