Cathay Pacific (CX) and Dragonair (KA) just announced that they expect disruption for their services to and from Taipei and Taichung from tomorrow (August 1) afternoon through to Thursday (August 2), as typhoon Saola is approaching eastern Taiwan. However, both carriers expect operation to and from Taipei and Taichung to remain normal for today and tomorrow morning.
CX and KA encourage passengers who are booked on flights to, from or via Taipei or Taichung departing between the afternoon of August 1 to 2 to either advance or postpone non-essential travel. Both carriers will waive re-booking and re-routing charges for all tickets issued worldwide, irrespective of fare type, on or before July 31 for travel on KA or CX to, from or via Taipei or Taichung between August 1 and 2.
Note that waiving charges for booking alterations is a preventative measure for expected disruption, a KA spokesperson emphasised. In case of actual flight disruptions, she continued, KA will arrange other measures for affected passengers depending on the situation.
CX and KA both advised passengers to check the latest flight information on the airlines’ websites before departing for the airport, as the flight status may change as the situation develops. Both carriers will continue to monitor the typhoon’s course and will issue further updates should there be any changes to the flight schedule.