Airport floods affect over 200 flights, 30,000 passengers

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/06/02
By: Bien Chin-feng, Lu Kang-chun and Christie Chen

Taipei, June 2 (CNA) The severe flooding at the Taiwan Taoyuan International 201606020033t0001Airport on Thursday in the wake of a thunderstorm has disrupted over 200 flights, affecting over 30,000 passengers, with repair work still underway as of Thursday night.

The underpasses connecting the airport to National Highway No. 2 were reopened in the evening, while flood waters that inundated the food court in the airport’s basement were successfully pumped out at around 5 p.m. The food court will resume business as soon as Saturday, the Taoyuan International Airport Corp. said.

Workers are still pumping flood waters out from the basement of Terminal 2 and are expected to finish the work around midnight, the company said, adding that no vehicles in the basement parking lots were damaged.     [FULL  STORY]

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