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03 Jul 2019 | 06:06 AM UTC

Taiwan: EVA Airways cancels 550 more flights through mid-July /update 6

Taiwan News Alert

EVA Airways cancels an additional 550 flights through mid-July after negotiations with striking flight attendants fail on July 2; further flight disruptions possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/29/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/12/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Taipei). COUNTRY/REGION Taiwan

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Event

Negotiations between EVA Airways and the Taoyuan Flight Attendants Union (TFAU) broke down again on Tuesday, July 2, amid an ongoing strike by flight attendants. The airline announced that another 550 flights have been canceled through mid-July after 11 hours of negotiations did not result in an agreement. Union leaders claim that the company is delaying an agreement on work conditions and wages. Talks did not resume as of the morning (local time) of Wednesday, July 3, and its is unclear when the next round of negotiations will be held. Additional flight disruptions, including cancelations, may be announced in the coming days. Associated demonstrations near the EVA headquarters in Taipei are also possible.

Context

Flight attendants launched an indefinite strike on June 20, disrupting over 2000 flights and impacting around 405,000 passengers as of July 2. EVA Air is the second largest Taiwanese carrier with 79 aircraft serving 64 destinations globally.

Advice

Individuals flying with EVA Air are advised to monitor the situation, confirm their flight status, maintain flexible itineraries, and seek alternate modes of transportation if necessary.

 

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