By: Yu Hsiao-han, Wu Hsin-yun and Frances Huang)
The cancellation of the flight permit means FAT will not be allowed to resume operations despite its petition to do so, leaving the carrier's 900 employees without jobs.
In a statement, the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) said it took into account all of the facts and laws related to the case and approved a recommendation made by the Civil Aeronautics Administration in late December to revoke the flight permit.
FAT had been waiting for a review of its petition to resume flight operations after contending that the surprise announcement on Dec. 12 to stop all of its flights — starting the following day — resulted from a misunderstanding among management. [FULL STORY]