Vietnam resumes limited flights to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vietnam has resumed flights to Taiwan and several other Asian destinations following a months-long halt on international flights to curb the COVID-19 pandemic. Air rout...

Delta raising $6.5 billion, backed by frequent flyer program

NEW YORK (AP) — Delta Air Lines will use its frequent flyer program to back up $6.5 billion in funding as the pandemic continues to buffet air travel. Bonds and term loans linked to...

Path to first weekend was different for NFL officials, too

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — For the past six-plus months, the Pittsbugh Steelers and New York Giants have been working virtually and eventually on the field to get ready for a season opener that came...

Asia Today: India cases climb to 4.75M as recovery improves

NEW DELHI (AP) — India has registered a single-day spike of 94,372 new confirmed coronavirus cases, driving the country’s overall tally to 4.75 million. The Health Ministry on Sunday...

The Latest: India's cases rise to 4.75M with another spike

NEW DELHI — India has registered a single-day spike of 94,372 new confirmed coronavirus cases, driving the country’s overall tally to 4.75 million. The Health Ministry on Sunday also...

Big airlines fight with smaller ones over airport rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are proposing allowing airlines to hold on to their valuable takeoff and landing slots at several big U.S. airports, even if they are not fully using their rights ...

MLS NEXT launching; Lletget and Dike honored

Major League Soccer has unveiled MLS NEXT, its elite youth development platform that seeks to fill the gap after the U.S. Soccer Development Academy shuttered in April. MLS NEXT, wi...

Airlines, unions running out of time to get more federal aid

A couple hundred flight attendants and pilots rallied this week on Capitol Hill and tweeted at lawmakers, asking them for $25 billion in additional federal funds to prevent airline furloughs next mont...

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. ...

Peach Aviation to resume Taiwan-Japan flights in October

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japanese budget airline Peach Aviation announced Wednesday (Sept. 9) the resumption of flights between Japan and Taiwan starting Oct. 25. It will operate three flights ...

Boeing finds new problem with 787 that will delay deliveries

Inspections triggered by production flaws in Boeing’s 787 jetliner are further slowing deliveries of the two-aisle planes, compounding Boeing’s struggle to recover from the grounding of its 737 Max an...

Virus lockdown plunges South Africa deeper into recession

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s economy has sunk deeper into recession, with its gross domestic product for the second quarter of 2020 plummeting by 51%, largely as a result of COVID-19 and the cou...

2,000 applicants turn up for 59 job openings at Taiwan’s main airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite the travel crisis caused by the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, 2,000 people still turned up to take part in written tests for 59 available job openings at ...

In DC, US seeks to force new deal between Serbia and Kosovo

Twenty-one years have passed since NATO bombs drove Serbian forces out of Kosovo, where Slobodan Milosevic, the president of what remained of Yugoslavia, was carrying out a campaign of cleansing again...

United plans to furlough 16,000 workers, fewer than expected

United Airlines said Wednesday it plans to furlough 16,370 employees in October, down from an earlier target of 36,000 after thousands of workers took early retirement, buyouts, or long-term leaves of...