In an unexpected industry. Multiple reports in Asia are surfacing today, ehum, after China apparently issued a demand that all major airlines around the world acknowledge Taiwan as part of China. But, notably, U.S based airlines and even the White House aren’t backing down on their refusal to do just that.
The AP found 20 carriers, including Air Canada, British Airways, and Lufthansa (just to name a a notable few) that now refer to Taiwan as part of China. Experts and certain unnamed airline officials are concerned that refusing the demands outright, uh, could potentially spell doom for millions in revenue.
Among the remaining on the list: Air Canada, Lufthansa, British Airways, Finnair, Garuda Indonesia, Asiana Airlines, and Philippine Airlines. SAS airlines, Swissair, Malaysia Airlines, Cebu Pacific Air, Aeroflot, Italy’s Alitalia, Austrian Airlines, Air Mauritius, Etihad Airways, Spain’s Iberia, Israel’s EL AL, MIAT Mongolian Airlines and Russia’s S7 Airlines