international air travel

China’s Taiwan Tantrum Disrupts International Flights Throughout Asia

China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) launched three-day-long military exercises in the airspace and waters surrounding Taiwan on Thursday, disrupting and canceling flights throughout Asia and threatening to cause further flight cancellations in the coming days, the Korea JoongAng Daily reported, noting that Beijing ordered the PLA drills in response to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taipei this week.

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her 5-member congress delegation depart Taipei Songshan Airport to South Korea after Pelosi's visit within her Pacific tour in Taipei, Taiwan on August 3, 2022. (Photo by Taiwanese Foreign Ministry/Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Istanbul to Unveil New Airport, Seeks to be World’s Biggest

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has held plenty of grand opening ceremonies in his 15 years at Turkey’s helm. On Monday he will unveil one of his prized jewels — Istanbul New Airport — a megaproject that has been dogged by concerns about labor rights, environmental issues and Turkey’s weakening economy.

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Last-Minute Wage Deal Averts Crippling Israel Strike

Israel’s government and largest labour union reached an 11th-hour wage deal Wednesday to prevent a paralysing general strike that had threatened to disrupt travel for thousands of pilgrims at Christmas. All members of the Histadrut labour federation — including workers

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