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A Far Eastern Air Transport McDonnell Douglas MD-80. (Photo: Edwin Leong [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)])

Far Eastern Air Transport Abruptly Cancels Flights, Again

After abrupt flight cancellations on Thursday, Taiwan’s Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) is reviewing an application from Far Eastern Air Transportation to resume service. The struggling airline abruptly announced it would be suspending services with the government revoking its license on the same day. This is the second time the airline has canceled flights without prior notice and or arrangement within seven months. It is estimated nearly 3,500 passengers were affected and due to the cancellations, the airline will be fined…

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…

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…

StarLux Airlines Prepares to Launch Operations in January

Taiwan's newest carrier, StarLux Airlines, is aiming to commence service on Jan. 23, 2020, looking to confirmation from Taiwan’s Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA). The airline proposed the cities of Macau, Penang, and De Nang to be the first destinations it serves with Bangkok and Cebu following shortly thereafter. Once in…

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…

StarLux Airlines Receives Initial Route Approvals, Moves One Step Closer…

Following years of preparation, StarLux Airlines, a brand new Taipei-based airline was granted permission to operate service to Japan and Thailand. Taiwan’s Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) has approved 13 new routes, including to the Japanese destinations of Okinawa, Osaka, Fukuoka, Sendai, Sapporo, Hakodate, Nagoya and Tokyo. The airline will operate…

China Airlines Adding Airbus A350 to Its LAX Service

Taiwan's China Airlines will soon be flying its Airbus A350-900XWB jet between Taoyuan Airport and Los Angeles (LAX), complementing the Boeing 777-300ER jet currently flying the route. China Airlines expects to start serving LAX non-stop with the A350 beginning Oct. 27, 2019. However, once the A350 begins flying to LAX,…

China Airlines Begins Regional and Cargo Fleet Renewal with $2…

China Airlines' board of directors has approved the purchase of three Boeing 777 Freighters and 11 Airbus A321neo aircraft. The deal was publicized in a document from the Taiwanese Stock Exchange and the total cost of two deals, reportedly, will not exceed $2.48 billion. The Taipei-based airline has confirmed two…