The pilots went on strike in the peak of the Lunar New Year holiday season, affecting thousands of passengers. Photo: EPA-EFE

Strike over: Taiwan’s China Airlines and pilots reach deal to end week-long walkout

  • Carrier agrees to add more pilots to longer-haul routes to combat fatigue
  • Union says it will not mount another strike for next 3½ years
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The pilots went on strike in the peak of the Lunar New Year holiday season, affecting thousands of passengers. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung

Lawrence Chung covers major news in Taiwan, ranging from presidential and parliament elections to killer earthquakes and typhoons. Most of his reports focus on Taiwan’s relations with China, specifically on the impact and possible developments of cross-strait relations under the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party and mainland-friendly Kuomintang governments. Before starting work at the South China Morning Post in 2006, he wrote for Reuters and AFP for more than 12 years.