Taiwan flights resume after Typhoon Fanapi

20 Sep 2010

Flights in and out of Taiwan, with a few exceptions, have resumed after Typhoon Fanapi ripped through the island-state yesterday morning, September 19, 2010.

China Airlines announced that only eight international and domestic flights were cancelled today in Taipei and Kaohsiung, while the rest were operating normally. 

Dragonair, Cathay Pacific’s subsidiary, also reported that operations returned to normal today with possibilities of slight delays or diversions. The airline has advised passengers to check with their airports before heading there.

With an average of 619mm of rainfall across the region and wind speed that peaked at 194kmph, the storm managed to ground 120 domestic and 36 international flights in Taiwan and Kaohsiung yesterday, close shipping routes and shake up the region’s power lines. It was the first major storm to hit the country this year, said the Central Weather Bureau.

Fanapi has now moved on to Fujian province in southeast China.

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Alisha Haridasani

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