Taiwan’s China Airlines shutters travel agency

15-Aug-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM Print This Post

China Airlines (CAL) has decided to shutter its online travel agency YesTrip Co., Ltd before any further losses amid the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, reports said Friday (August 14).

The news emerged from Taipei City’s Department of Labour that the company had filed an application for layoffs mentioning “ending business” as the reason, cable station TVBS reported. YesTrip Chairwoman Chou Ling-wen already voluntarily left the company in June.

CAL said the travel agency faced mid and long-term challenges, so it decided to close down the 19-year-old company before losses grew too quickly. The airline added it had informed business partners of its decision, while customers would receive assistance in asking for refunds.

In addition to the coronavirus, the growth of independent travel also put a dent in YesTrip’s activities, Chou told CNA. She said she left the travel agency as there was little prospect of improvement toward the end of 2020.

Some staff who were moved to YesTrip from CAL will be able to return to work at the airline, the former chairwoman said.



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