Initial Tigerair Taiwan flight to Komatsu in Japan more than 90% full

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Tigerair Taiwan flights linking the island with the town of Komatsu in northern Japan were 90 percent full, the airline said on the first day of the service Thursday....

Tigerair Taiwan to open routes to Ibaraki and Hanamaki, Japan  

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Low-cost carrier Tigerair Taiwan will open more scheduled charters to Irabaki and Hanamaki in Japan beginning in late March, following the success of charter flights to th...

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport served 10 million too many passengers in 2017

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)--Taoyuan International Airport served 45 million passengers in 2017, 10 million more passengers than the allowed capacity, according to the latest statistics of Taiwan’s Civ...

Taoyuan International Airport to launch nighttime taxi service for co-ride passengers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport has announced that a nighttime co-ride taxi service is launching for passengers who arrive at the airport at midnight or later, C...

Latvia's airBaltic was the most punctual airline in the world in 2017

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The British aviation monitor organization OAG recently released their annual "Punctuality League" report, which assessed the performance of both airpor...

Taiwan to follow international criteria to improve airport on-time performance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s civil aviation authorities announced on Wednesday that the country would follow the international standard for on-time flight performance at its airports, i...

MOFA to put stickers on e-passport to cover Dulles Airport image

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has decided to use stickers to cover the error it made in the newly updated Taiwan e-passport, which bears an image of Washington's Dulles International Airp...

Taiwan government apologizes over higher amount of misprinted passports

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) apologized Sunday after the number of new e-passports including an image of Washington Dulles International Airport was found to be ...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - December 29

TAIPEI (Taiwan New) -- Top stories this week included expert warns against consequence of poor air defense capabilities, Taiwan to recall passports with Washington Dulles Airport image, track tests be...

Taiwan foreign minister apologizes for Dulles passport mishap

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – For the first time since the controversy broke, Foreign Minister David Lee (李大維) apologized Friday for the issuing of e-passports showing an image of Washington Dulles Int...

Taiwan consular official and envoy to Canada resign over Dulles passport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday approved the resignation of Bureau of Consular Affairs Director-General Agnes Chen (陳華玉) and demoted Taiwan’s representa...

Taiwan to recall passports with erroneous Dulles Airport image

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced Tuesday evening it would recall 285 passports already handed out to citizens with an image of Washington Dulles Internatio...

Dulles or Taoyuan - MOFA and netizens spar over airport image in Taiwan passport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Tuesday at first denied that an image inside the new passports showed Washington Dulles International Airport, making netizens wo...

Bus accident in China’s Yunnan injures 10 Taiwanese tourists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Taiwanese tour guide was put in intensive care and three members of his group could have to undergo surgery after their vehicle overturned Friday on a mountain road...

Taiwanese traveler is named 'Thailand's Luckiest Visitor' for 2017

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A recent vacation to Thailand turned into a happier trip than expected for one Taiwanese traveler this week. Wang Yu-chen, a Taiwanese citizen, was surprised after she ...