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China Airlines Begins Regional and Cargo Fleet Renewal with $2 Billion Order

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 deals with Airbus and Boeing, respectively, last week. The carrier and Airbus have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to buy 11 A321neo aircraft which operate on regional routes. The price…

EVA Air Cabin Crew Set to Strike

Following a vote earlier this week, the Taoyuan Flight Attendants Union has decided to strike against Taiwanese carrier EVA Air. The strike comes after two rounds of negotiations with EVA failed to yield results with the chief complaints concerning overtime, long working hours and pay. While no date for the…

Far East Air Transport Cancels Flights as Aging Aircraft Exceed…

Hundreds of passengers were left stranded throughout Southeast Asia last week as Taiwan's Far East Air Transport abruptly canceled a significant number of flights. Flights to countries such as the Philippines, Vietnam, China, Japan and South Korea were primarily affected as the airline insisted the cancellations were enacted in order…

Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways Increases Flights to Taiwan

Vietnam's Bamboo Airways is adding another flight between Vietnam and Taiwan in time for the busy summer travel season. The Vietnamese carrier that started operating in January of this year will launch non-stop flights between Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and the popular tourist destination of Ha Long Bay in Vietnam…

China Airlines Selects New Aircraft to Upgrade Regional Narrowbody Fleet

China Airlines has chosen the Airbus A321neo for its future regional narrowbody operations. The Taiwanese carrier will lease 14 A321neo aircraft that are scheduled to enter service in 2021. Furthermore, the airline will have the option to negotiate for an additional 11 firm and five option aircraft orders once the…

China Airlines Inaugurates New Special Livery Commemorating 60 Years

Taiwan-based China Airlines is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, with the airline unveiling a series of special liveries for the occasion. An A350-900 was painted the number “60” in the shape of “GO” and the infinity symbol “∞” in the corporate identity color of blue and red. Additional aircraft…

Starlux Airlines Completes Deal for 17 A350 Aircraft

Taiwan-based Starlux Airlines and Airbus have signed a purchase agreement for 17 A350 aircraft. The deal includes five A350-900s and 12 A350-1000s. The A350-900 variants will be delivered in late 2021 and the A350-1000 will join the carrier in the third quarter of 2022. Also, Airbus will lease 10 A320neo…

Taiwan’s Aging Taoyuan International Airport in Need of Repair as…

After recently celebrating its 40th anniversary, it's clear that Taipei’s Taoyuan International Airport needs to enhance its facilities. On Saturday, a flight of Singaporean budget airline Scoot departed from Hokkaido, Japan en route to the Taiwanese capital when it was forced to divert to Kaohsiung. located on the opposite side…

Eva Air and China Airlines: The Airline Parcel Pair That…

While the Dutch and Spanish were not the first people to discover the island of Taiwan, they were some of the first to attempt to launch long-distance trade with the island. Due to forces outside of their control, this trade would not last and the island would face various factors…

Ontario Airport Opens New Premium Airport Lounge at T2

Ontario International Airport (ONT) recently opened a new premium airport lounge this Wednesday for its travelers in Terminal 2. The lounge, Escape Lounge, is accessible to all travelers at the airport and offers premium amenities including hot and cold foods, free beverages, and a full bar. Under a new 10-year…