Taiwan flight crews required to wear protective gear: CECC

All flight crews will be provided with protective gear from April 1 to combat the COVID-19 coronavirus disease, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Saturday. The crews will have to wear...

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...

Air Canada lays off 5,000, France tries to save food supply

The rapid spread of the coronavirus since it was first reported in China has dealt an unparalleled shock to the world economy. Following are business developments Monday related to t...

10,000 Taiwanese estimated to return Thursday: Minister of Transportation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Following the Central Epidemic Command Center's (CECC) decision to ban all foreign travelers from entering Taiwan, Minister of Transportation Lin Chia-lung (林佳龍) said ...

Airlines slash flights, freeze hiring as virus cuts travel

Airlines are slashing flights and freezing hiring as they experience a sharp drop in bookings and a rise in cancellations in the face of the spreading coronavirus. Delta Air Lines s...

103 quarantined in Taiwan after Australian musician diagnosed with coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After news broke on Thursday night (March 5) that an Australian musician who performed in Taiwan over the weekend has been confirmed with the Wuhan coronavirus, over 100 p...

Australian musician diagnosed with coronavirus after Taiwan trip identified as Brett Dean

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Australian man who was diagnosed with Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) after performing twice in Taipei over the weekend has been identified as renowned Australian compose...

13 Taiwan EVA Air flight attendants quarantined after serving Australian passenger

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over a dozen EVA Air flight attendants are to undergo quarantine after an Australian passenger was found to have contracted the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). On Thursda...

Taiwan's national airlines lift ban on flight attendants wearing glasses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s national airlines, China Airlines, has lifted a ban on its flight attendants wearing glasses to help bolster their defense against the new coronavirus, acco...

American Airlines, Qatar will split revenue on some flights

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines and Qatar Airways said Tuesday they will put aside past hostilities and revive a partnership selling seats on some of each other’s flights and splitting the revenue. ...

'Medicare for All' is driving a wedge through labor movement

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates' plans to provide “Medicare for All” are driving a wedge through the labor movement, pitting union against union and fracturing a powerful constitue...

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 ...

UK investigates after ex-PM bodyguard leaves gun on plane

LONDON (AP) — London's Metropolitan Police are investigating after former Prime Minister David Cameron's bodyguard reportedly left his gun in an airplane bathroom. The Daily Mail new...

Fever alarms, paranoia as masked passengers fly from China

NEW YORK (AP) — In Bangladesh's biggest airport, workers held up digital thermometers to passengers' heads. A beeping alarm sounded as a passenger walking through a thermal scanner ...

Delta to launch new uniform program after worker complaints

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Delta Air Lines plans to launch a new uniform program for its flight attendants and some airport customer service agents amid complaints that the required uniforms have caused serio...