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Taiwan Sees Flight Suspensions Amid Pandemic

Despite having one of the lowest COVID-19 infection rates in the world, significantly less than neighboring China-adjacent countries such as South Korea and Japan, Taiwan is not immune to the number of flight suspensions plaguing the world. More airlines are suspending flights serving Taiwan as travel demand plummets and governments around the world, including Taiwan, increasingly tighten its international borders. Seeing a sharp rise in infections this past week all traced to Taiwanese returning from overseas travel, Taiwan's government decided…

Sun Country Reduces Spring Flight Schedule Due to Decreased Travel…

Sun Country Airlines is reducing its flight schedule during the spring season due to decreased travel demand caused by the spread of COVID-19.  The airline is one of the first U.S. ultra-low-cost carriers to drop several routes in response to the new global virus. Beginning in April, Sun Country will…

United Temporarily Nixes Tokyo Narita Service, Haneda Service Remains Unaffected

United Airlines has temporarily suspended flight service between its Los Angeles hub and Tokyo's Narita International Airport from March 8, 2020 due to concerns over the spread of the new coronavirus. The service will remain suspended between the two airports until at least April 27, 2020. United's service to Tokyo's…

South African Airways Looking to Sell its Airbus A340s

South African Airways is putting up some of its widebody Airbus A340-600 aircraft up for sale in order to accommodate some of the newer Airbus A350-900s being added to its fleet. The Johannesburg-based airline has found it necessary to sell its older Airbus aircraft to accommodate the new models with…

United Announces Santa Maria Return and More New San Francisco…

United will be adding additional service out of its San Francisco hub for the upcoming summer travel season. In addition to the new services, the Star Alliance carrier will restart flights out of Santa Maria Airport (SMX) on California's Central Coast through its regional United Express brand (SkyWest). Beginning June…

Lufthansa Now Flying A380s Between Munich and Shanghai Pudong

Lufthansa is now flying its flagship Airbus A380-800s on its route between Munich and Shanghai's Pudong Airport as of Jan. 2, 2020. The route was previously flown by Lufthansa's long-flying Airbus A340-600. This change in aircraft increases the capacity of Lufthansa's Shanghai service by around 230 seats per flight. Lufthansa's…

Taoyuan Airport Opens New Control Tower

Taiwan's Taoyuan Airport unveiled its new control tower earlier this week in time for the airport's 40th anniversary, representing an important milestone as the airport moves toward becoming a so-called "smart airport" of the future. According to Taiwan's transportation minister, Chia-lung Lin, the new control tower will help boost the…

Avianca Celebrates 100 Years of Flying

Avianca is celebrating 100 years of service as Latin America's longest operating airline. Avianca is currently the second oldest airline in the world with uninterrupted operations, coming a close second by less than two months after KLM Royal Dutch Airlines which also celebrated 100 years of service this past October.…

First Starlux A321neo Arrives in Taiwan

Taiwanese start-up carrier Starlux Airlines took delivery of its very first aircraft, an Airbus A321neo jet (B-58201), Friday. The aircraft landed at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport on Monday morning. This is the airline's inaugural aircraft and the first in a series of A321neo jets to be delivered to the new…

Asiana LAX-Bound A380 Catches on Fire in Seoul

The engine of an Asiana Airlines Airbus A380 caught on fire during refueling at Incheon International Airport in Seoul on Friday afternoon. The plane, HL7652, was about to carry out flight OZ 202 to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Travelers inside the terminal saw smoke and sparks coming from the…