ACHIEVING NORMALCY: Given the number of dropped flights, EVA Airways said it estimates its transport capacity would not be fully restored until the end of this month
Date: Jul 08, 2019
By: Shelley Shan / Staff reporter
The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) yesterday said it would supervise EVA Airways Corp until the airline returns to full transport capacity, after a labor strike organized by the airline’s flight attendants ended on Saturday.
Despite the signing of a collective agreement between the union and management on Saturday, the airline has already announced that some flights would be canceled until July 21.
Given the number of dropped flights, the airline estimates that its transport capacity would not be fully restored until the end of this month or the beginning of next month, which means that air travelers would still feel the repercussions of the strike, the ministry said.
“The Civil Aeronautics Administration and the Tourism Bureau will continue to oversee EVA Airways as it watches out for travelers and travel agents and helps travelers switch to other carriers until the airline’s transport capacity is fully restored,” it said. [FULL STORY]