Taiwan’s China Airlines says pilot quarantines to hit freight operations

posted on 14th May 2021 by Eddie Saunders
Taiwan's China Airlines says pilot quarantines to hit freight operations

By Ann Wang, Reuters

Taiwan’s largest carrier, China Airlines Ltd, said on Tuesday that the quarantining of its pilots to stem a Covid-19 outbreak is expected to affect more than 10% of its freighter capacity, potentially affecting the island’s chip exports.

Taiwan has kept the pandemic under control thanks to early prevention, with only sporadic domestic cases, but since last month it has been dealing with an outbreak linked to China Airlines pilots and an airport hotel where many of them stayed. There have been 35 confirmed infections so far in the outbreak.