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CAL will not resume regular flights until Feb. 21

2019/02/16 15:27:14

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Taipei, Feb. 16 (CNA) China Airlines (CAL), one of two major aviation companies in Taiwan, announced Saturday that its regular flight schedule will not resume until Feb. 21, later than what its chairman had promised a day earlier.

CAL Chairman Ho Nuan-hsuan (何煖軒) had said on Friday that all CAL flights will resume formal operation on Saturday, when 450 of the 700 CAL pilots who went on the week-long strike returned to work.

However, the airline said on Saturday that the current schedule was made before Feb. 14, when the strike by some 700 CAL pilots ended, explaining that it was difficult to assign proper flight crew at the moment.

As a result, eight flights were canceled on Saturday, according to the latest announcement from CAL.

A total of 218 flights were canceled between Feb. 8-20 due to the strike, according to CAL.

CAL said on Saturday that there will not be further cancellation of flights until Feb. 21, when a Taoyuan-Sydney round-trip flight will be called off due to slow season adjustments.

For the latest flights update, go to https://www.china-airlines.com/au/en/discover/news/press-release/announcement#

(By Lee Hsin-Yin)
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