Hon Hai TVs fly off shelves
President Chain Store Corp (統一超商) yesterday said it had sold about 3,000 Internet-enabled televisions made by Hon Hai Precision Industry Co (鴻海精密) in the first three days of sales through its 7-Eleven outlets and online shopping portal 7net. President Chain said more than 1,000 TVs were sold on the first day of sales. Delivery of the TVs is expected to take between seven to 12 days, it added.
Furloughed workers rise
As of Sunday, 824 workers from 28 companies had reached agreements with their employers on taking leave without pay, according to the latest figures released by the Council of Labor Affairs yesterday. The number has increased from figures released on June 15, when 806 workers from 24 companies had agreed to furlough arrangements.
Carriers add Palau flights
TransAsia Airways Corp (復興航空) announced yesterday that it will launch a Taiwan-Palau route on Saturday. The carrier said it will offer one flight to Palau every Wednesday and Saturday, using Airbus A320 planes that can accommodate 150 passengers. China Airlines Ltd (中華航空), the nation’s largest carrier, said that it will add another Palau flight on Sundays starting in September. It already offers flights to Palau every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.