Typhoon Sanba causing disruptions to Korean flights

16 Sep 2012

The passage of Typhoon Sanba over Okinawa, South Korea and parts of China is causing disruptions to flights in the region.

Cathay Pacific (CX) and Dragonair (KA) announced today that their codeshare flight KA318/319 (CX6894/6895) between Hong Kong and Busan, and flight KA338/327 (CX6450/CX6749) between Hong Kong and Jeju, would be cancelled on Monday 17 September.

CX’s flight CX6738/6739 between Hong Kong and Okinawa was cancelled today. 

The airlines said they were monitoring the situation and that other services may also be cancelled or subject to delays on Monday. 

They said that the aircraft deployed for the Busan flights and the Jeju flights on Tuesday (18 September) would both be upgraded to an A330 to accommodate those passengers originally scheduled to travel on Monday’s cancelled flights.

At 0500 today, typhoon Sanba was 65km off the coast of Okinawa and was moving northwest at a speed of 25km/h. It is forecast to pass over Jeju in South Korea, then to continue to hit the south-east of Chinese provinces of Heilongjiang and Jilin over the next two days.

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