Typhoon Neoguri hits Japan

9 Jul 2014 by Clement Huang

Typhoon Neoguri is sweeping through the coasts of Japan, resulting in more than 100,000 people being evacuated from their homes, plus the cancellation of hundreds of flights.

While the typhoon has weakened, it is still packing winds of more than 250km per hour and heading towards Okinawa. The rough weather and seas warning is now in effect across the island chain.

Due to the continued adverse weather conditions, several carriers have cancelled flight operations to affected cities in not only Japan, but South Korea as well.

Cathay Pacific issued a statement earlier today that all scheduled codeshare flights to and from Jeju, which has been directly affected by Typhoon Neoguri, will be cancelled. Flights to and from Busan and Fukuoko remain on schedule, but passengers are advised to check the carrier’s website regularly as the situation may change rapidly.

Services by Hong Kong Airlines have been delayed, with flights HX676/HX679 between Hong Kong and Okinawa being given new departure times. The outbound flight to Okinawa has been delayed for six hours so far and is now scheduled to depart at 1300, while the HX679 return flight is now due to leave Okinawa at 1730 rather than 1155.

Meanwhile, several flights to Naha Airport in Okinawa have also been affected. ANA flight NH8480 bound from Seoul, NH3723 from Kobe and NH301 from Nagoya have all been cancelled. The same applies to Air China’s flight CA831 service from Beijing.

Finally in Taiwan, China Airlines has cancelled it CI114/CI115 return service between Taipei-Taoyuan and Miyazaki, while Trans Asia Airways has also done the same for its GE865/GE866 flight to and from Jeju, as well as its GE3681/GE3682 service between Taipei and Okinawa.

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Clement Huang 

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