China Airlines halts new recruit training due to Wuhan virus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China Airlines has put off plans for new recruits to get on board as it gauges the impact of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak that has taken a toll on air travel. Around ...

3 US firefighters who died in Australia crash identified

SYDNEY (AP) — The three American firefighters who were killed when the aerial water tanker they were in crashed while battling wildfires in Australia have been identified by their employer. ...

Boeing jet weighs on airlines as Southwest's profit falls

DALLAS (AP) — The three big U.S. airlines that own Boeing 737 Max jets don’t expect the grounded plane back in their fleets before the end of the peak summer travel season, and that promises to lead t...

Taiwan’s China Airlines cancels February flights to Wuhan amid virus fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – China Airlines (CAL) has canceled flights between Taiwan and Wuhan, the city at the center of the current coronavirus outbreak, for the period Feb. 10-27, reports said Wed...

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...

3-day cabin crew strikes starts at Lufthansa's Germanwings

BERLIN (AP) — Flight attendants at Germanwings, a division of Lufthansa's low-cost carrier Eurowings, on Monday started a three-day walkout that has prompted the cancellation of some 180 flights in to...

Eurowings cancels more than 170 flights due to 3-day strike

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Lufthansa's low-cost carrier Eurowings has canceled more than 170 flights scheduled for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday due to a strike by flight attendants at sister company G...

Taiwan’s Far Eastern Air Transport suspends all flights from Dec.13

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — For the second time in its history, Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT) announced it was suspending flights from Friday (December 13). The sudden announcement on Thursday (...

The Latest: Powerful typhoon makes landfall in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Typhoon Hagibis (all times local): 7:30 p.m. A heavy downpour and strong winds are pounding Tokyo and surrounding areas as a powerful typ...

Tokyo eerily quiet, bracing for worst typhoon in 6 decades

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo and surrounding areas are bracing for a powerful typhoon forecast as the worst in six decades with streets and trains stations unusually quiet as rain poured over the city. ...

American Airlines mechanic accused of sabotaging flight

MIAMI (AP) — An American Airlines mechanic appeared in court Friday on charges of sabotaging a flight because he was upset about stalled union contract negotiations and wanted to earn overtime fixing ...

450 flights disrupted at Taiwan Taoyuan airport due to Typhoon Lekima

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the southern periphery of Typhoon Lekima lashes northern Taiwan, 450 flights have been canceled or delayed at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. As of 8 a.m. this ...

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___ Google crushes second quarter earnings expectations SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google parent Alphabet beat analyst expectations for its second quarter financials Thur...

Transportation, labor ministers divided on issue of strike notice

The ministers of transportation and labor expressed divergent views Saturday on whether Taiwan should introduce a law to stipulate that aviation workers must give notice if they plan to strike. The...

As union strikes, Taiwan's EVA Air receives first Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- EVA Airlines is currently dealing with a flight attendants union strike which has resulted in canceled flights, inconveniencing thousands of customers since the strike was offi...