After 6 months stranded, Easter Islanders will return home

RUSSELL, New Zealand (AP) — About 25 residents from remote Easter Island who have been stranded far from their loved ones for more than six months because of the coronavirus will finally be able to re...

Virus has Chinese tourists heading for domestic destinations

HONG KONG (AP) — Millions of Chinese tourists usually would use their week-long National Day holidays to travel abroad. This year, travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic...

Taipei opens travel fair without international airlines due to COVID-19

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The annual Taipei Tourism Expo (TTE) opened Friday (Aug. 28) without the presence of international airlines as the focus turns to domestic travel due to the Wuhan coronavi...

Chinese capital closes all schools, cancels hundreds of flights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Beijing raised its emergency response to the coronavirus pandemic to the second-highest level on Tuesday (June 16) as it braces for a possible second wave of infections. ...

Low-cost airline HK Express suspends flights through April

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong low-cost airline HK Express, part of the Cathay Pacific Group, said Friday it was suspending all flights through the end of April due to falling demand amid the coronavirus ...

Foreign workers not allowed to re-enter Taiwan after leaving: National Immigration Agency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's National Immigration Agency (NIA) announced Tuesday (March 17) that all incoming migrant workers will not be allowed to re-enter Taiwan if they choose to retu...

TRA trains in N. Taiwan canceled as Typhoon Mitag looms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) announced a partial shutdown of many of its lines, going into effect this afternoon (Sept. 30) as the periphery of Typhoon Mitag b...

144 flights canceled at Taiwan Taoyuan Airport as Typhoon Mitag nears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Typhoon Mitag bears down on northern Taiwan, 144 flights have been canceled at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport for this evening (Sept. 30). At 1:15 p.m. tod...

Flights restart at Hong Kong airport as protesters apologize

HONG KONG (AP) — Flights resumed at Hong Kong's airport Wednesday after two days of disruptions marked by outbursts of violence that highlight the hardening positions of pro-democracy protes...

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 ...

Taiwan's CAL makes concession over foreign pilots, 31 more flights canceled

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the strike by China Airlines (CAL) pilots enters its seventh day, the air carrier came to an agreement with Pilots Union Taoyuan over the hiring of foreign pilots, but 31 fl...

Typhoon Mangkhut grounds Taiwan flights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As Typhoon Mangkhut makes its way through northern Philippines, dozens of Taiwan-Hong Kong/Macau flights were canceled for Sept. 15-17. Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific Ai...

Ryanair pilots, flight attendants go on strike in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — German union officials say discount airline Ryanair is canceling dozens of flights after pilots and flight attendants started a one-day strike over pay and conditions. ...

Typhoon Jebi grounds Taiwan-Japan flights

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As Typhon Jebi slams into southern Japan on Sept. 4, more than 20 flights between Taiwan and Japan were canceled. More than 600 flights were canceled across Japan, incl...

South Korea, Japan brace for winds and rain from 2 typhoons

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — An approaching typhoon has caused strong winds and heavy rains in southern South Korea, forcing many flight cancelations and school closures. The weather ag...