CAA asks other carriers to fly FAT passengers home

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 13, 2019
By: Shelley Shan  /  Staff reporter

The Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) yesterday said that it has asked two domestic carriers to

Far Eastern Air Transport vice presidents Huang Yu-chi, center, and Lu Chi-rong, right, bow as Civil Aeronautics Administration deputy director Fang Chih-wen looks on at a news conference in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: CNA

offer additional flights to Kinmen and Penghu after Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT, 遠東航空) announced that it is to cease operations today.

There are 500 passengers stranded overseas, the CAA added.

FAT yesterday morning said that its Web site was temporarily shut down for maintenance, which was what happened on Nov. 23, 2016, the day TransAsia Airways terminated its operations.

“Due to financial losses and difficulties in securing funds for operations, we would stop all aviation services starting Dec. 13,” FAT wrote in a statement yesterday.    [FULL  STORY]

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