Taiwan Strike Alert update


Updated on 30 June 2019


EVA Airways flight attendant strike is set to continue after talks broke down without a deal.

An EVA spokesman said it is unlikely that operations will return to normal before the end

of July. The next negotiation session will be held 2 July.




Updated on 23 June 2019


Situation:

An ongoing strike by flight attendants of EVA Air will result in the cancellation of 911

flights from 24-28 June, which will affect more than 100,000 of its passengers who had

previous bookings for that period.


The airline said it will be able to maintain its transportation capacity at about 40 percent

over the next five days, but had stopped accepting new bookings since 21 June in order to

provide service to the 105,700 customers who had booked flights prior to the 20 June

strike for the 24-28 June period.


The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) said it hoped the matter

could be resolved before 29 June, when the Taoyuan Flight Attendants Union is scheduled

to hold a vote on whether to continue the strike. There has been no indication, however,

that the privately owned airline will compromise on the main issues that led to the strike.


Possible Effects:

  • Cancelled flights

  • Delayed, disrupted flights

  • Alternate routes to accommodate previously booked passengers

  • New flight bookings on hold – or at least very limited - until strike is resolved


Mitigating Factors to Apply:

  • Check that your flights are operating on normal schedule if already booked

  • For future bookings, check if affect airline is part of the itinerary or not – avoid if possible until strike issues are resolved and operations return to normal

  • Allow extra time for travel

  • Monitor local and social media for updates

  • Enroll in the Safe Traveler program (STEP) to receive warnings from the U.S. Embassy




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Disclaimer: LSDS gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.

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