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Airline IT provider hacked, frequent flyer data breached

BOSTON (AP) — The hack of a company that manages passenger-processing and frequent-flier data for major global airlines — including Star Alliance and One World members — has compromised the personal d...

UN gets airlines to deliver COVID-19 vaccines as a priority

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations children’s agency launched an initiative Tuesday to get airlines to give priority to delivering coronavirus vaccines, medicine and other critical supplies to r...

Cambodian opposition figure blocked from planned return home

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — An effort by a self-exiled senior member of the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party to lead a return to her homeland on Sunday has failed after an airline refu...

Taiwan's EVA Air named among 10 safest airlines in world for 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s EVA Air has been named one of the safest international airline companies in the world, taking sixth place in AirlineRatings.com's safest 20 for 2021. ...

Hong Kong, Singapore to launch travel bubble

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong and Singapore will allow 200 travelers a day to visit in each direction beginning Nov. 22 without having to spend 14 days in quarantine after their arrival, repo...

Asian shares track Wall Street retreat; big banks tumble

Shares slipped Tuesday (Sept. 22) in Asia after markets tumbled worldwide on worries about the pandemic’s economic pain. Shares declined in Hong Kong, Seoul, Sydney and Shanghai while Japanes...

21 Asia-Pacific Companies Recognized in Refinitiv’s 2020 Diversity & Inclusion Index

Refinitiv's Diversity & Inclusion Index measures relative performance against multiple factors that define diverse and inclusive workplaces. 21 companies across eight countries in Asia-Pacific (AP...

Singapore Airlines to cut 4,300 jobs due to pandemic

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore Airlines Group said Thursday it will eliminate 4,300 jobs due to the “long road to recovery" for the global aviation industry battered by the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Virgin Australia airline to be sold to US-based Bain Capital

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Virgin Australia's creditors agreed Friday to sell the airline to Boston-based Bain Capital in a deal that will see the carrier cut 3,000 jobs and end many of its intern...

Scoot to resume flights between Kaohsiung, Singapore and Osaka from Sept. 19

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Budget airline Scoot announced on Thursday (Sept. 3) that it will resume its Kaohsiung-Singapore and Kaohsiung-Osaka flights from Sept. 19, with one weekly flight for each...

Manufacturing defect leads Boeing to ground several 787 jets

Boeing has found manufacturing defects on some of its 787 long-range airliners in areas where parts of the fuselage are joined together, the latest setback for the aircraft maker whose 737 Max is stil...

Virgin Australia plans to shed staff under new US owners

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Virgin Australia plans to scale down its operations under new U.S. owners and shed a third of its staff as the carrier adjusts to the pandemic, the nation’s second-largest a...

Singapore Airlines to resume flights to Taipei in September

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Singapore Airlines announced in a news release on Tuesday (Aug. 4) that it will resume three regular flights between Singapore and Taipei in September. The announcement...

Low-cost carrier Scoot to resume flights between Taiwan and South Korea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Low-cost carrier Scoot will resume flights between Taipei and the South Korean capital of Seoul on Aug. 16, and flights will be added on the route to Singapore, reports sa...

Taiwan’s EVA Air wins 5 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice awards

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Even amid the pandemic, EVA Air has once again been recognized by global travelers in the Travelers’ Choice awards, which were announced by Tripadvisor on Monday (Ju...