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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 avoiding furloughs by reducing work hours for its office workers. Skymark is the first among Japanese airlines to decide on such a measure for employees at its headquarters or branch…

China Airlines Hints at New Taiwan-Themed Livery with Boeing 777F…

Taiwanese carrier China Airlines took delivery of its first Boeing 777F cargo jet on Tuesday. Upon arrival at Taipei's Taoyuan Airport, however, the cargo jet was not carrying China Airlines' normal livery, but instead, it featured a nearly blank livery. The carrier's name only appears in small font near the…

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…

StarLux Airlines Unveils Cabin Crew Uniforms and A321neo Cabin Products…

Taiwanese start-up carrier, StarLux Airlines (JX), first unveiled its cabin service uniforms and Airbus A321neo cabin products on October 2 at a media event in downtown Taipei. The new luxury-oriented airline is planning to operate ten Airbus A321neo jets when it commences operations next year serving secondary cities in Asia…

Korean Air to Cut Japan Routes in Favor of Southeast…

Korean Air has announced major changes to its Japan flight schedule for the winter travel season. The Seoul-based carrier will be suspending and reducing some of its major routes to Japan from several of its hubs and focus cities in South Korea. While some will be temporarily suspended, others will…

Korean Air to Cut Japan Routes in Favor of Southeast…

Korean Air has announced major changes to its Japan flight schedule for the winter travel season. The Seoul-based carrier will be suspending and reducing some of its major routes to Japan from several of its hubs and focus cities in South Korea. While some will be temporarily suspended, others will…

Tigerair Taiwan Adding 15 New Airbus A320neo to Fleet

Low-cost carrier Tigerair Taiwan will be leasing eight Airbus A320neo aircraft and buying another seven. The leases and acquisitions are part of the Taiwanese carrier's plan to develop new routes out of Taiwan and meet growing market demand for low-cost travel in the Asia Pacific region. According to parent company…

Tigerair Taiwan Adding 15 New Airbus A320neo to Fleet

Low-cost carrier Tigerair Taiwan will be leasing eight Airbus A320neo aircraft and buying another seven. The leases and acquisitions are part of the Taiwanese carrier's plan to develop new routes out of Taiwan and meet growing market demand for low-cost travel in the Asia Pacific region. According to parent company…

Mandarin Airlines to Launch Charter Flight to Tottori, Japan

Mandarin Airlines, a subsidiary of China Airlines, will be launching a new charter service from its Taichung hub in central Taiwan to Tottori in Japan’s Chugoku region beginning Sept. 4, 2019. The new non-stop flights will operate two times a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The two round-trip charter flights…