FAT’s flight permit revoked; government to help workers find jobs

Focus Taiwan
Date: 01/31/2020
By: Yu Hsiao-han, Wu Hsin-yun and Frances Huang)

CNA file photo

Taipei, Jan. 31 (CNA) Taiwan's government has decided to revoke Far Eastern Air Transport Corp.'s (FAT's) civil aviation flight permit after it made a surprise announcement in mid-December that it was canceling its flights.

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]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

I accept the Privacy Policy

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.