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Henry pans Wenger biennial World Cup plan over mental strain

France World Cup winner Thierry Henry believes doubling the frequency of the tournament would be mentally exhausting for players and questioned why FIFA seems to rely on the views of retired stars rat...

Taiwan's EVA Air soars to 3rd best in global airline rankings

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's EVA Air was ranked as the third-best international carrier in 2021, its highest-ever rating, according to Travel + Leisure magazine. In Travel + Leisure...

Taiwan bans home quarantine for airline crews to stop delta variant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In an effort to stop the delta variant from entering the country, arriving airline crews will no longer be allowed to quarantine at home from Saturday (Aug. 28). Taiwan...

Taiwan tightening COVID rules for flight crews despite dwindling local cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is implementing stricter COVID-19 rules for flight crews of airlines registered in the country, signaling tightened border controls in the months ahead. Starting...

Airlines say new UK travel rules cause vacation uncertainty

LONDON (AP) — Airlines and holiday providers on Friday expressed frustration with the U.K.’s plans to ease travel restrictions, saying uncertainty about how and when the new rules will be implemented ...

Ryanair CEO says diverted flight had to land in Belarus

LONDON (AP) — The pilot of a Ryanair flight that was diverted to Belarus last month, leading to the arrest of a dissident Belarusian journalist, had no alternative but to land the plane in Minsk, the ...

Taiwan’s StarLux launches flights to Ho Chi Minh City

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei-based StarLux Airlines launched its inaugural flights to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, on Thursday (May 13), catering to business travel and cargo shipping needs. T...

Taiwanese pilot, flight attendant fined NT$300,000 for visiting bar while still self-monitoring

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A China Airlines pilot and flight attendant have been slapped with a total of NT$300,000 (US$10,000) in fines for going out to a bar while they were undergoing self-health...

4 China Airlines cargo pilots test positive for COVID in 1 week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four air cargo pilots working for China Airlines have tested positive for COVID-19 within one week, prompting the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) to expand testing ...

Queen enters 'twilight' of reign after farewell to Philip

LONDON (AP) — Now that the Royal Family has said farewell to Prince Philip, attention will turn to Queen Elizabeth II’s 95th birthday on Wednesday and, in coming months, the celebrations marking her 7...

Taiwan flight attendant couple caught breaking quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two flight attendants for Taiwan's China Airlines were caught violating quarantine after returning to the country from work in late February. On Friday (March 19), ...

Dubai airport sees passenger traffic drop 70% amid pandemic

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai International Airport saw the coronavirus pandemic push passenger traffic down by an unprecedented 70% in 2020 compared to the previous year, its CEO announced...

Boeing posts $8.4 billion loss on weaker demand for planes

Boeing lost $8.4 billion in the fourth quarter on weaker demand for planes during the pandemic and another setback to a new large plane designed for long-haul flights. In the past tw...

Norwegian Air to end long-haul flights, focus on Europe

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Low-cost carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle said Thursday it will focus on European destinations and close its long-haul operations as it struggles with the fallout of the corona...

Taiwan puts health before wealth in COVID battle

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s successful regime of test and trace for foreign arrivals has been undone somewhat by flight crews flouting quarantine regulations, putting the country at od...