Ryanair gives Boeing a boost by ordering 75 more Max jets

WASHINGTON (AP) — Irish budget airline Ryanair is ordering more Boeing 737 Max jets just weeks before the plane returns to flying after two crashes that killed 346 people. Ryanair sa...

Travel agents in Mideast, Africa say UAE is blocking visas

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Travel agencies in countries across the Middle East and Africa say the United Arab Emirates has temporarily halted issuing new visas to their citizens, a so-far unex...

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Today in History Today is Thursday, Oct. 29, the 303rd day of 2020. There are 63 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 2...

Peach resumes flights between Taiwan and Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a seven-month suspension of all its international flights, Peach Aviation Limited announced that it would resume its international flight routes between Japan and Ta...

Ryanair blames European 'mismanagement' for winter cuts

LONDON (AP) — Ryanair became the latest European airline to announce big reductions in its winter schedule after coronavirus-related travel restrictions were reimposed across the continent. ...

AirAsia Japan to drop all routes in December

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Budget airline AirAsia Japan announced on Monday (Oct. 5) that it will officially drop all four of its flight routes on Dec. 5, becoming the first Japanese airline to enti...

British Airways' parent to cut flights following quarantines

LONDON (AP) — British Airways’ parent company said Thursday it will cut flights due to coronavirus travel restrictions and quarantine requirements and confirmed it is raising 2.7 billion euros ($3.2 b...

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 ...

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...

Scoot to resume Taoyuan-Tokyo flights in September

Budget airline Scoot announced on Friday it will resume flights between Taiwan's Taoyuan and Japan's Tokyo Narita airports starting Sept. 9 as it gradually resumes its schedule of services aft...

Tigerair Taiwan abandons plans for Valentine’s ‘pretend tours abroad’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite the popularity of “pretend tours abroad” during the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Tigerair Taiwan has abandoned plans for two such flights to ...

Pleasure flights launched by Taiwanese airlines sell out instantly

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — EVA Air and China Airlines have rolled out pleasure flights scheduled for Aug. 8, Father's Day, with both offerings enjoying instant sellouts. As a result of the co...

Spirit Airlines warns of layoffs, ExpressJet's fate in doubt

Spirit Airlines has warned up to 30% of its employees that they will lose their jobs in October, and regional carrier ExpressJet's future is in doubt after losing a key contract as the virus pandemic ...

New blow to Spain's tourism sector from German, UK travel bans

The UK's sudden decision on Saturday to enforce a 14-day quarantine on travelers from Spain sent shockwaves through an already troubled Spanish tourism sector. Within hours, TUI, Europe's larg...

Ryanair expects air travel to be depressed for 2-3 years

LONDON (AP) — European budget airline Ryanair said Monday that the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on its earnings, with lockdown restrictions leading to a 99% drop in passengers in the first quar...