By: Chen Wei-ting and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, June 15 (CNA) Taipei-based China Airlines (CAL), Taiwan’s largest air carrier, said
Wednesday that it will assemble an emergency team to deal with President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) overseas trip later this month if its flight attendants decide to strike.
At a hearing in the legislative Transportation Committee, CAL President Chang Yu-hern (張有恒) said a special CAL flight will be assigned to take Tsai’s Panama and Paraguay trip, departing Taiwan on June 24.
If CAL flight attendants decide to strike, the airline will have to cancel some flights but it will activate a plan for an emergency team to deal with Tsai’s flight so that it will not be affected, Chang said.
He was responding to questions from Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Lin Chun-hsien (林俊憲) about a possible strike by members of the Taoyuan Flight Attendant Union, a matter that is currently being decided by means of a poll. [FULL STORY]