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Aircraft operations at Taiwan Taoyuan Airport (Photo: ltdccba [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)])

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 international airport's flight handling capacity while also serving as a new landmark for the country's gateway to the world. Taoyuan Airport used to handle around 100 flights per day when…

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…

Taiwan’s Kaohsiung Airport Receives New Terminal Proposal

Following years of considering, Taiwan’s Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) has suggested that Kaohsiung International Airport build a new terminal. The airport is the second busiest in Taiwan and currently sees service from carriers such as China Airlines and EVA Air. As the gateway to Southern Taiwan, Kaohsiung's airport served nearly…

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,…