Taiwan's StarLux launches first flights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After three years of planning and preparation, Taiwan's newly established StarLux Airlines launched its first flights on Thursday (Jan. 23), the first day of the week-...

Record number of passengers expected at Taiwan airport during Lunar New Year

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport could see record passenger numbers between Jan. 17 and Feb. 4 because of Lunar New Year holiday travel, according to the airport management company. Average pas...

Breaking News: First case of China coronavirus confirmed in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on Tuesday (Jan. 21) announced the first confirmed imported case of Wuhan coronavirus in Taiwan. In a press release issued on Tues...

Taiwan to enhance airports on outlying islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s aeronautics regulator pledged to breathe fresh life into the country’s four outlying island airports on Monday (Jan. 20) as it marked its 73rd anniver...

Tourism Bureau suggests 40 ways to enjoy Taiwan's mountains

The Tourism Bureau on Friday (Jan. 17) unveiled 40 recommended itineraries for alpine travel in Taiwan as the centerpiece of its campaign to market 2020 as the Year of Mountain Tourism. The bureau ...

Taiwanese airlines cancel flights to Manila due to volcanic eruption

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's two major air carriers, China Airlines (CAL) and EVA Airways (EVA), have canceled all flights between Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) and Manila Ni...

Taiwan nabs Canadian smuggling drugs disguised as tea

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport arrested a Canadian found with NT$30 million (US$1 million) worth of marijuana disguised as Chinese Pu’er tea, reports...

Taiwan woman busted for smuggling gold worth NT$7 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taiwanese woman was busted at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on Wednesday (Jan. 8) for attempting to smuggle gold disguised as gears to Hong Kong, according to the...

Taiwan KMT official allegedly tried to bribe Chinese spy into fake confession blaming DPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Kuomintang (KMT) official and Chinese official allegedly tried to bribe and intimidate self-proclaimed Chinese spy Wang "William" Liqiang (王立強) into making a f...

Taiwan’s CAL to launch direct flights to Thai city of Chiang Mai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s China Airlines (CAL) announced on Monday (Jan. 6) it would start operating direct flights to Chiang Mai in June, eyeing a bigger share of the growing touris...

Taiwan’s EVA Air to sue passenger for injuring crew on flight from Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – EVA Air has said it would sue a passenger on a flight from Hong Kong who threw a plate on the floor and injured a crew member, reports said Saturday (Jan. 4). Just befo...

Father and daughter try to smuggle heroin hidden in cereal into Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A father and his daughter were caught trying to smuggle heroin from Thailand into Taiwan hidden in bags of cereal, airport police announced Tuesday (Dec. 31). The incid...

Taiwan vice president concludes trip to Palau

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) arrived at Taipei Taoyuan International Airport Monday evening (Dec. 30) after concluding his three-day trip to the Pacific i...

Taiwan vice president visits Palau

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) and his spouse left for the Pacific island state of Palau on Saturday (Dec. 28), where they will attend celebrations marking the 20th a...

Month-old South Korean airline Fly Gangwon launches flights to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Only one month after its maiden flight, South Korean budget carrier Fly Gangwon has chosen Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport as its first overseas destination, reports ...