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Airlines announce flight adjustments for Sunday

Airlines announce flight adjustments for Sunday

Taipei, Aug. 8 (CNA) Major Taiwanese carriers have announced adjustments to their flight schedules for Sunday after suffering several disruptions because of Typhoon Soudelor, which battered Taiwan with torrential rains and powerful gusts for most of Saturday. EVA Airways said flight BR189 from Tokyo Haneda to Taipei Songshan will be canceled, and some of its flights that were scheduled to leave Saturday evening will be postponed to Sunday. They include flights BR28 from Taoyuan to San Fransisco; BR16 from Taoyuan to Los Angeles; BR26 from Taoyuan to Seattle; and BR231 from Taoyuan to Surabaya. TransAsia Airways said all of its international and cross-strait flights will operate according to schedule on Sunday, but domestic flights departing before 10 a.m. will be canceled. The 22 canceled flights are GE207 and GE206 between Kaohsiung and Kinmen; GE210, GE211, GE2102, GE2111, GE212, GE213, GE2113 and GE2142 between Kaohsiung and Magong; GE231, GE232, GE233, and GE234 between Taipei Songshan and Kinmen; and GE501, GE500, GE503, GE502, GE5031, GE506, GE505, and GE5022 between Taipei Songshan and Magong. China Airlines said all its flights on Sunday will operate as usual, but it asked passengers to go to its website to keep track of possible minor delays on some of its flights. According to the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA), all 279 of Taiwan's domestic flights were canceled on Saturday, while 121 international flights were delayed and 128 international flights were canceled as of 5 p.m. At 7 p.m., the storm was centered 110 kilometers north of the outlying Penghu County, moving at a speed of 18 km per hour in a west-northwesterly direction, the weather bureau said. A weakening Soudelor was packing maximum sustained winds of 137 kph, with gusts reaching 173 kph, it said. (By Lee Hsin-Yin)


Updated : 2021-09-28 07:55 GMT+08:00