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EVA Air Resumes Daily Service to Los Angeles Due to Taiwan Covid-19 Scare

Beginning June 7, EVA Air will resume flying to Los Angeles once daily — up from only operating the service three times per week — in response to demand from ethnic and overseas Taiwanese returning to the U.S. The sudden change in EVA Air's operations plan is due to the current Covid-19 outbreak in Taiwan and the wide availability of vaccines in the U.S. Many ethnic and overseas Taiwanese in the U.S. who returned to Taiwan to escape the pandemic…

Review: Traveling to Taiwan During the Covid-19 Pandemic in EVA…

Throughout the pandemic, people in Taiwan have led relatively normal lives. They went to work in offices, attended classes and ate in restaurants — all because Taiwan tightly controlled its Covid-19 case numbers. Although Taiwan has temporarily banned all non-essential travel, it has still been receiving returning nationals and eligible…

Japan Airlines Slashes Domestic Schedule Amid Covid-19 Resurgence

Japan Airlines has announced temporary changes to its domestic network in response to the Japanese government's efforts to contain COVID-19 in the country. Japan Airlines Group, the airline's parent company, is expecting a slight decline in travel demand next month in response to the rising number of Covid-19 cases reported…

China Airlines To Resume Flights to Ontario in June

China Airlines will resume flying to Ontario International Airport in Ontario, Calif. from its Taoyuan, Taiwan hub in June in preparation for the summer travel season. China Airlines flew the daily non-stop flight from Taipei to Ontario using both its Boeing 777-300ER and an Airbus A350-900 WXB long-haul jets before…

VivaAerobus to Launch Guanajuato-San Antonio Service

VivaAerobus is expanding its presence at San Antonio International Airport, launching service to Mexico's Guanajuato state to help stimulate further leisure traffic from Southern Texas. Starting May 1, the Mexican ultra-low-cost carrier will add a new direct flight from San Antonio to Bajío International Airport, serving the Greater Bajío region,…

Volaris Commemorates 15 Years Flying With ‘Quinceañera’ Special Livery

Mexican low-cost carrier Volaris is celebrating 15 years of operations this month, and to commemorate the special anniversary, the airline unveiled an all-new quinceañera-themed paint design on one of its Airbus A320neo aircraft last week. The airline's "15th Birthday" is no small occasion, especially in Mexico, and Volaris is offering…

Former Interjet Pilots Taking On New Roles at Expanding Volaris,…

As Mexican Low-Cost Carrier Interjet remains non-operational and in an indefinite state of collapse due to financial difficulties, many former Interjet pilots have found work this past month flying the same kind of passenger jets for Mexico's second- and third-largest carriers, Volaris and VivaAerobus. Interjet was the third-largest carrier in…

Singapore Airlines Group Operates Flights with Fully-Vaccinated Crew

Singapore Airlines, its sister airline SilkAir and its low-cost subsidiary Scoot — all representing the passenger contingent of the Singapore Airlines Group — have become some of the first airlines in the world to operate flights with a fully-vaccinated onboard crew of pilots and flight attendants, the latest step in…

Aeromexico Secures COVID-19 Testing Partnership for U.S.-Bound Travelers

In response to the new COVID-19 testing requirement for international air travelers entering the U.S., Mexico's largest carrier Aeromexico has reached agreements with two large medical laboratories in Mexico to provide discounted COVID-19 testing and benefits for its travelers in Mexico and those on partner airline Delta Airlines. Aeromexico currently…

Japanese LCC Skymark Chooses 4-Day Workweek Instead of Furloughs

Owing to decreased travel demand due to COVID-19, Japanese low-cost carrier (LCC) Skymark Airlines has introduced a four-day workweek for its office employees beginning next spring. Unlike its counterparts around the world, which have furloughed or cut staff, the Tokyo-based airline is choosing to keep its workers employed and is…