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15 Feb 2019 | 01:31 AM UTC

Taiwan: China Airlines pilot strike ongoing as of February 14 /update 2

Taiwan News Alert

Pilots for China Airlines continue to strike as of February 14, forcing over 100 flights to be canceled since February 8 and impacting 20,000 passengers

TIMEFRAME expected from 2/14/2019, 12:00 AM until 2/21/2019, 11:59 PM (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION Taiwan

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Event

An indefinite strike launched by China Airlines pilots in Taipei on February 8 is ongoing as of Thursday, February 14. At least 100 flights have been canceled due to the work stoppage, affecting over 20,000 passengers. Currently affected routes include flights to and from Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore, Europe, and the US. An initial agreement was reportedly reached on Wednesday, February 13, between the union and the company; however, union leaders have announced the strike will continue until a complete agreement has been signed. Further flight disruptions and cancelations are expected in the coming days.

Context

Pilots are demanding improved working conditions, including a reduction of the workload and improved fatigued flight conditions following long-distance flights. According to the union, over 600 pilots are participating in the strike.

Advice

Individuals flying to or from Taiwan with China Airlines are advised to monitor the situation, confirm flight reservations, and contact the airline for further information.

 

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