EVA Air is expecting revenue losses to the tune of NT$250 million ($8.04 million), a day after its cabin crew went on strike over pay and working conditions.
The Star Alliance carrier has already cancelled 56 flights between 20 June and 21 June, and says in a stock exchange disclosure that other impact costs are still being estimated.
The cabin crew strike is led by the Taoyuan Flight Attendants Union and began on 20 June 16:00 local time, after the latest rounds of talks with airline management reached an impasse. It comes two weeks after the union voted overwhelmingly to take industrial action.
In the latest update, EVA states that it is working to minimise passenger inconvenience without compromising flight safety, by confirming the number of cabin crew willing to work as scheduled.
The carrier adds that it is still open for negotiations with the union.