Taiwan braced for China blockadeBack to Forum
Of course the situation could change in the weeks and months ahead but, if this happens, the blockade could affect civil aviation to and from Taiwan.
I mention this because Taiwanese carrier Eva Air operates a popular fifth-freedom flight between London and Bangkok.
One wonders how many travellers taking this flight would realise its final destination is Taipei ?
via The Times [paywall]3 Aug 2022
The normal brigade of local Cathay and China airlines are flying back and forth between HK and Taipei more or las as usual today and I would not expect that to change a lot. The columns of freighters from North America are flying their normal routes through the straits between Taiwan and mainland China down the South China Sea to Hong Kong and the civilian air traffic between the protagonists to and from Taipei appears more or less normal.
In my view nothing more than a bit of foot stamping by a rather frustrated Beijing government that will likely pass in a few days.4 Aug 2022
I sincerely hope there is a resolution soon.
I was listening to BBC World Service this evening and it mentioned there had been flight cancellations.
Checking online I saw many reports.
[paywall for Flightglobal]4 Aug 2022
Normally CX fly to Taipei up to 12 times a day and China Airlines and the other Taiwanese carriers about the same. These flights are still running but nothing from CX thus it looks that overnight Beijing have stopped Cathay flying the route for the next couple of days.5 Aug 2022