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South Korea's Black Eagles aerobatic team to transit in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — South Korea’s Black Eagles aerobatic team will make a pitstop at Kaohsiung International Airport on Monday (Feb. 12) before heading to Singapore ahead of the 2024 Si...

Ed Sheeran arrives in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.K. pop star Ed Sheeran is now in Taiwan as he makes preparations for his concert scheduled for Saturday (Feb. 3). As part of his "Mathematics Tour," Sheeran...

Taipei Songshan Airport adds taxi surcharge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A surcharge of NT$50 (US$1.60) will be assessed for taxis departing from Taipei Songshan Airport beginning on Jan. 1, 2024. The surcharge is similar to that which is a...

New VietJet Air flights make travel from Taiwan to Vietnam’s Nha Trang easier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Travel will be cut to just 2.5 hours between Kaohsiung and Vietnam’s coastal resort city of Nha Trang when VietJet Air launches direct flights in October. A colla...

'Unidentified flying object' forces closure of Taiwan Taoyuan Airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An unidentified object suspected of being a drone flew into restricted airspace over the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on Monday (May 22), forcing the airport to sh...

Taiwan’s China Airlines to start Kaohsiung to Gimpo Airport route in July

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese carrier China Airlines announced on Monday (May 15) that it will start a new route between Kaohsiung and Gimpo International Airport in Seoul, South Korea, begin...

Southeast Taiwan town offers NT$120,000 per newborn as population plummets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following years of population decline, the township of Fuli at the southern end of Hualien County now has less than 10,000 people, prompting increased government incentive...

How to apply for Taiwan's NT$5,000 prize for foreign tourists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — To encourage more foreign tourists to visit Taiwan now that its COVID restrictions have been lifted, a lucky draw for a NT$5,000 (US$163) travel stipend for foreign travel...

Taiwan to offer NT$5,000 subsidies to lucky foreign independent travelers from May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beginning in May, Taiwan’s Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) will offer a NT$5,000 (US$165) subsidy for international independent travelers who wi...

Live Nation Taiwan in hot water with Blackpink fans after controversial IG post

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following concerts in Kaohsiung on Saturday and Sunday (March 18-19) by the K-pop group Blackpink, concert organizer Live Nation Taiwan found itself mired in controversy w...

Blackpink fans flock to south Taiwan for concert

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Blackpink fans have gone merchandise mad in south Taiwan's port city of Kaohsiung where the supergroup plays Saturday (March 18) and Sunday night. The K-pop girl gr...

Taiwan airports to start charging NT$500 transit fee

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Transit passengers at Taiwan airports will be charged a NT$500 (US$16.26) facility fee beginning March 31. The charge will be collected by airlines when tickets are iss...

South Korean aerobatic display team stops in Taiwan to refuel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nine T-50 Golden Eagle trainer jets and one C-130 Hercules transport plane of the South Korean Air Force’s Black Eagle 239th Aerobatic Squadron landed at Kaohsiung I...

AirAsia to restore four routes connecting Taiwan with Southeast Asian cities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — AirAsia is set to bring back three flight routes connecting Taipei with three Southeast Asian cities by mid-December after having recently restored its Kaohsiung-Kuala Lum...

Expansion of southern Taiwan's Kaohsiung International Airport to begin in 2023

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) said that construction on Kaohsiung International Airport will begin in 2023 for an expansion project that was approv...