Typhoon Megi heads for China

21 Oct 2010 by AndrewGough

Cathay Pacific has issued a warning to passengers flying to Hong Kong as Typhoon Megi edges closer to coastal China this weekend.

Thousands have already been evacuated from areas of southeast China, with landfall expected on Saturday. But the situation in Hong Kong appears less drastic.

Cathay said it didn’t expect any serious disruptions to its flights in and out of Hong Kong International Airport over the coming days, based on latest weather forecasts, but said that the situation could “change rapidly”.

The airline said in a statement:

“In view of the latest forecast track of the storm, flights departing and arriving Hong Kong over the next 24 hours are expected to operate as normal.

“However, as the typhoon gets closer to Hong Kong later on Friday afternoon and depending on its direction over the coming hours, the possibility of some delays or diversions remains.”

Passengers of any airline travelling to China and Hong Kong should check their flight status before departure. Cathay passengers can choose to be notified by email or SMS via its website.

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Report by Andrew Gough

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