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The curbside at Taiwan's Taoyuan airport (Photo: Kentaro Iemoto from Tokyo, Japan (Taiwan Taoyuan Airport) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

U.S. Senators Suggest a New CBP Preclearance Facility in Taiwan

Four U.S. Senators as well as four members of the House of Representatives have sent a letter to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to express their support of the initiative to set up a preclearance facility in Taiwan. This is intended to strengthen ties between the U.S. and Taiwan and to increase passenger traffic. Preclearance facilities allow international passengers bound for the U.S. to clear U.S. Customs and Immigration before boarding the aircraft, therefore these flights can land…

Taipei’s Songshan Airport Records a Profit Amid Pandemic

Taiwan's aviation industry seems significantly different from its global peers. For example, the staff of China Airlines were recently rewarded with year-end bonuses. In addition, Taipei's Songshan airport, which mainly provides domestic and limited regional services, has recorded a $4.61 million profit during the pandemic in spite of declining passenger…

Taiwan’s Taoyuan Airport Saw Tumultuous 2020

The upcoming Lunar New Year holiday in Taiwan is like no other. As a result of international travel restrictions, passenger volume at Taipei’s Taoyuan International Airport on Lunar New Year’s Eve, Feb. 11, is expected around 497 passengers, with the second day of the new year dipping to only 282…

China Airlines Set to Retire Boeing 747-400 Fleet

After being served over 45 years, Taiwan-based China Airlines will host a scenic flight to celebrate the retirement of the Queen of the Skies in February. The airline also mentioned that the retirement will finish the transition from Boeing 747-400s to its Airbus A350 fleet. China Airlines had its first…

European Airline Asian Subsidiaries: Why Did They Exist?

The Netherlands is home to one of the most prominent airlines in Europe. In the skies over Amsterdam and surrounding Dutch countryside, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines aircraft are hustling to and from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. While Delta, Air France, Korean Air and Aeromexico founded the SkyTeam airline alliance, the Dutch…

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…

Taiwanese Starlux Orders Eight Airbus A330neos

Starlux Airlines, Taiwan’s new luxury airline, has placed an order for eight Airbus A330-900neos, OneMileAtATime reports. The aircraft, which Starlux plans to lease, will be delivered starting in the fourth quarter of 2021. The A330-900neo has a capacity for 260-300 people depending on class configuration with a range of around…

Taiwanese Airlines Introduce Mini-Travel During The Pandemic

Taiwan is seeing a surge in demand for the so-called “mini travel” during the pandemic as multiple airlines have introduced special flights to bring Taiwanese people back to the skies, Focus Taiwan reports. The situation of Taiwan is quite different from the rest of the world. Coronavirus cases have remained…

China Airlines Increasing Operations, Reducing Check-In Options at Hub Airports

Taiwan's China Airlines is reducing on-site check-in counters at its airports in Taipei — Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Taichung International Airport and Kaohsiung International Airport — in a bid to reduce human contact amid the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic. According to the airline, all airport self-check-in kiosks in Taiwan will…

New Airline StarLux Recruits Pilots Amid the Pandemic

After months of the global pandemic, the aviation industry is seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Taiwan-based StarLux Airlines has announced the recruitment of new pilots amid the global pandemic. In the meantime, the airline is planning to hire retired military pilots later this year. According to…