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More than 300 HKIA flights affected by typhoon

14 Aug 2013

The Hong Kong Observatory hoisted Typhoon 8 at 1:40am on Wednesday (August 14) morning, prompting the suspension of most public transport in the city. By law, schools and offices also had to close until the signal was lowered to No 3 or below. More than 300 flights at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) were affected because of "Severe Typhoon Utor" (see news here).

Although signal No 8 was lowered to 3 at 2pm as Utor moved away from Hong Kong and landed on western Guangzhou, and most flight operations are resumed, Cathay Pacific (CX) and Dragonair (KA) warned that diversion or delay of flights is still possible as the weather remains unstable. Passengers are encouraged to defer non-essential travel to the city today (August 14) and tomorrow (August 15). The airlines will waive re-booking fees for all tickets issued worldwide on or before August 12 for travel between 1800 on August 13 and August 15.

A spokesperson from KA confirmed that because of cancelled flights, there is a number of stranded passengers that need to be rebooked for other flights, either by KA or other airlines. The city's airport advised that passengers contact their airlines for the latest flight information or check the airport's website before departing for the airport.

Flights cancelled because of Utor are as follows:

CX

Route

CX446

Hong Kong – Taipei

CX390

Hong Kong – Beijing

CX520

Hong Kong – Narita

CX739

Hong Kong – Singapore

CX903

Hong Kong – Manila

CX705

Hong Kong – Bangkok

CX418

Hong Kong – Incheon

CX162

Sydney – Hong Kong

CX467

Taipei – Hong Kong

CX391

Beijing – Hong Kong

CX521

Narita – Hong Kong

CX734

Singapore – Hong Kong

CX902

Manila – Hong Kong

CX750

Bangkok – Hong Kong

CX419

Incheon – Hong Kong

KA

Flight number

Route

KA5466

Hong Kong – Taipei

KA486

KA5390

Hong Kong – Beijing

KA992

KA974

KA802

Hong Kong – Shanghai/PVG

KA804

KA890

KA834

KA442

Hong Kong – Kaohsiung

KA5467

Taipei – Hong Kong

KA487

KA803

Shanghai/PVG – Hong Kong

KA805

KA891

KA835

KA5391

Beijing – Hong Kong

KA993

KA975

KA443

Kaohsiung – Hong Kong

Air China

Flight number

Route

CA118

Hong Kong – Beijing

CA108

CA112

CA102

CA110

CA116

CA710

Hong Kong – Tianjin

CA104

CA420

Hong Kong – Chongqing

CA106

Hong Kong – Dalian

CA412

Hong Kong – Chengdu

CA101

Beijing – Hong Kong

CA111

CA109

CA115

CA103

Tianjin – Hong Kong

CA709

CA105

Dalian – Hong Kong

CA419

Chongqing – Hong Kong

CA411

Chengdu – Hong Kong

For more information, visit www.hongkongairport.com , www.flychinaeastern.com , www.airchina.com , www.cathaypacific.com , www.dragonair.com

Valerian Ho

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