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China Airlines cancels over 20 flights due to pilots strike

February 08, 2019 / MAVIS TOH

China Airlines has cancelled at least 22 flights due to a strike by its pilots during the peak lunar new year travel period. Most of the cancelled flights were international departures from Taipei Taoyuan scheduled for after 16:00 local time on 8 February, although there are also some cancellations out of Kaohsiung, Tainan and Osaka Kansai.The Taiwanese flag carrier says about 10% of its flights will be affected, impacting 4,000 passengers. It adds that it will prioritise manpower and aircraft to consolidate flights, and maintain its operations as much as possible.