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Typhoon Goni causes flight disruptions in Taiwan

Typhoon Goni causes flight disruptions in Taiwan

Taipei, Aug. 22 (CNA) Local airlines said Saturday that some of their flights had been disrupted due to Typhoon Goni, and more cancellations and delays could be expected Sunday. As of 11 a.m. Saturday, 39 domestic flights and two international flights had been canceled, according to the Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA). Strong winds and heavy rains were already buffeting eastern Taiwan and were expected to continue into Sunday, causing further flight disruptions. Uni Air said it had canceled its return flight B7-853/B7-854 between Taipei and Taitung, and flight B7-881 from Taipei to Kinmen. Mandarin Airlines said its flights AE391/392/395/396 between Taipei and Taitung, and flights AE7931/7932 between Kaohsiung and Hualien will be canceled. As of 2 p.m. Saturday, Goni was centered 230 kilometers southeast of Eluanbi, the southernmost tip of Taiwan, moving at a speed of 16 kilometers per hour in a north-northeasterly direction, the weather bureau said. With a radius of 200 kilometers, the storm was carrying maximum sustained winds of 155 kph, with gusts of up to 191 kph, according to the bureau's data. (By Lee Hsin-Yin)


Updated : 2021-09-17 11:27 GMT+08:00