Plane catches fire at Manila airport; all 8 aboard killed

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A plane carrying eight people caught fire Sunday while attempting to take off from Manila’s airport on a flight bound for Japan, killing all those on board, officials said. ...

Gasoline prices in Taiwan to fall to lowest in 17.5 years

Taiwan's two major fuel suppliers announced cuts Sunday to their diesel and gasoline prices this week, dropping domestic gasoline prices to their lowest level since September 2002. The state-ru...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ March 24 The Chicago Tribune on adopting a pet while social distancing amid t...

Airlines, others to benefit from $2 trillion rescue bill

The White House and Senate leaders agreed early Wednesday on a $2 trillion economic rescue package, the largest in the country's history. The bill would give direct payments to most Americans, expand ...

Pakistan halts domestic passenger flights over new virus

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan on Wednesday halted all domestic passenger flights to stop the spread of the new coronavirus after reporting nearly 1,000 cases the country, just as Libya became the latest a...

Pilots of Taiwan's China Airlines confirmed to have Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Taiwan's Deputy Transport Minister Wang Kwo-tsai (王國材) on Wednesday (March 25) confirmed reports that two China Airlines cargo plane pilots have tested positive for Wuh...

Many airline flights nearly empty as virus undercuts travel

Airline service in the United States is teetering on the brink of collapse, with near-empty planes and coronavirus outbreaks that have left some air traffic control towers empty. Eve...

Travel hub UAE to halt flights as virus reaches Gaza, Syria

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates, home to the world's busiest international airport, announced early on Monday that it was suspending all passenger and transit flights for t...

UAE to suspend transit flights, Saudi Arabia imposes curfew

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates, home to the world's busiest international airport in Dubai, announced early Monday it was suspending all passenger flights and the transit ...

Taiwan toughens fuel controls to reduce pollution

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan announced Friday (March 20) tougher measures to control aviation, land-based, and marine fuels, in a bid to reduce air pollution, with the new fuel standards taking...

Thailand says all int'l arrivals need virus-free certificate

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's government is imposing stricter rules on international travel that require people arriving from all countries to have health certificates stating they do not have the coronav...

Central banks deploy trillions to keep economy running

Airlines are warning they may need bailouts as the virus outbreak brings more countries into lockdown, while central banks are injecting trillions of dollars more into the financial system to grease t...

Taiwan rolls out bailout plan for airline industry amid coronavirus crisis

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government of Taiwan is expected to flesh out a bailout plan by the end of the week to help the aviation industry weather the coronavirus outbreak. Chunghwa Post Co...

Pro-Taiwan US congressman tests positive for Wuhan coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Mario Diaz-Balart, co-chairman of the Congressional Taiwan Caucus, on Wednesday (March 18) became the first member of the U.S. Congress to be diagnosed with Wuhan coronavi...

The Latest: Airbus stock plunges after announcing shutdowns

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on action in the financial markets (all times local): Noon Shares in European plane maker Airbus plunged Wednesday after it suspended operat...