Tropical Storm Pakhar disrupts flights between Taiwan and Hong Kong

Taiwanese airlines cancel several Sunday flights

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/08/26
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Less than a week after Typhoon Hato, flights between Taiwan

A man plays with strong wind caused by typhoon Hato on the waterfront of Victoria Habour in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017. A powerful typhoon barreled into Hong Kong on Wednesday, forcing offices and schools to close and leaving flooded streets, shattered windows and hundreds of canceled flights in its wake. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu) ORG XMIT: XVY109

and Hong Kong are again being disrupted due to bad weather, this time in the shape of Tropical Storm Pakhar.

While the latest storm is not expected to impact Taiwan much beyond rainy weather in the southeast of the island, it is forcing the cancellation of flights scheduled for Sunday.

Taiwan’s main carrier, China Airlines (CAL, 華航), was cancelling flights CI641, CI642, CI903 and CI904 between Hong Kong and Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, flights CI933 and CI934 between the former British territory and Kaohsiung, and flight CI7868 from Hong Kong to Tainan.

CAL said it was rescheduling flights CI601, CI602, CI909 and CI910 between Hong Kong and Taoyuan, flights CI585 and CI586 between Shenzhen in China and Kaohsiung, and flight CI680 from Jakarta to Taoyuan, which makes a stop in Hong Kong.    [FULL  STORY]

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