Taipei-Scheduled flights from Taiwan to Hong Kong and Macau will be disrupted on Wednesday due to tropical storm Hato, according to local carriers on Tuesday.
The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) at 5:30 p.m. lifted its sea warning for Hato, which was located 90 kilometers east of the Pratas Islands in South China Sea, and is currently moving toward Southeast China through Hong Kong and Macau.
China Airlines (CAL, ??), Taiwan's leading carrier, announced that flights CI601, CI602, CI903, CI904, CI641, CI642, CI679 and CI680 between Taoyuan International Airport and Hong Kong have been canceled on Wednesday, while flight CI678 from Hong Kong to Taoyuan will also be canceled.
Meanwhile, CI7867 and CI7868 between Tainan and Hong Kong, as well as CI933, CI934, CI947 and CI948 between Kaohsiung and Hong Kong have also been canceled.
Mandarin Airlines, a subsidiary of China Airlines, announced that its flights between Taichung and Hong Kong will be suspended, including AE1819, AE1820, AE1817, AE1818, AE1841 and AE1842.
EVA Airways (????), another leading carrier in Taiwan, announced that flights on Taoyuan-Macau, Kaohsiung-Macau, Taichung-Macau, Taichung-Shenzhen and Kaohsiung-Guangzhou routes will be canceled on Wednesday.
Furthermore, scheduled EVA flights departing from Taoyuan and Hong Kong before 2 p.m. will all be canceled, while flight BR855 from Taoyuan to Hong Kong has been delayed until 7 p.m. Wednesday, and BR871 from Taoyuan to Hong Kong will also be moved to 8 p.m.
Budget airline Tigerair Taiwan also announced Tuesday evening that flights IT301, IT303, IT305 and IT307 from Taoyuan to Macau will be canceled on Wednesday, as will IT302, IT304, IT306 and IT308 flights from Macau to Taoyuan.
Wednesday cancellations for the carrier will include IT371 (Taichung-Macau), IT372 (Macau-Taichung), IT321 (Kaohsiung-Macau) and IT322 (Macau-Kaoshiung.)
Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific has announced canceled flights for Wednesday, including CX463, CX465, CX407, CX403, CX421, CX469, CX511, CX565 and CX475 from Taipei to Hong Kong.
Meanwhile, Cathay Dragon flights KA487 (Taipei-Hong Kong), KA491 (Taichung-Hong Kong), and flights KA453, KA433 and KA437 from Kaohsiung to Hong Kong will also be canceled.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel