AviationA total of 852 flights have been cancelled over eight days till June 28.

Eva Air culls hundreds of flights amid strike

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The Taiwanese carrier will scrap a total of 852 flights in the eight days till June 28, according to an Eva Airways spokesperson, Bloomberg reported.

A flight attendants strike has caused Taiwan’s Eva Airways Corp. to cancel hundreds of flights this week, just as the peak summer vacation is underway.

The Taiwanese carrier will scrap a total of 852 flights in the eight days till June 28, according to an Eva Airways spokesperson, Bloomberg reported.

Flights between Taipei and Hong Kong, as well as Taiwan to Japan, Singapore, London and New York will be affected, Eva Air stated on its website.

More than 2,000 staff are involved in the strike that started on Thursday, according to Taoyuan Flight Attendants Union’s Facebook page. This would amount to almost half of Eva Air’s flight attendant roster as of May 31, data on its website shows.

The airline said it is seeking to continue discussions with the attendants.

Already, more than 150 flights were cancelled between June 20 to 23, resulting in about NT$580 million (US$19 million) of lost revenue, the company said in a statement Sunday.

The carrier will not be offering its well-known Hello Kitty jets, service and meal items during the strike due to the need for frequent changes to its fleet.


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