Typhoon-Hit Taiwan Cancels 58 International Flights

21 September 2010 (Last Updated September 21st, 2010 18:30)

Taiwan cancelled 213 domestic and 58 international flights on 19 September due to Typhoon Fanapi, which struck the country with wind speeds of 180km per hour. Dragon Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, KLM and Singapore Airlines cancelled a total of 58 cargo and passenger flights to and from T

Taiwan cancelled 213 domestic and 58 international flights on 19 September due to Typhoon Fanapi, which struck the country with wind speeds of 180km per hour.

Dragon Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, KLM and Singapore Airlines cancelled a total of 58 cargo and passenger flights to and from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport.

EVA Airways changed the point of departure for flight BR706 to Pudong International Airport from Kaohsiung to Taoyuan and cancelled flight BR835 from Kaohsiung to Macau and flight BR909 from Taoyuan to Kaohsiung.

China Airlines cancelled international flights from Kaohsiung to Bangkok, Nagoya and Hong Kong and its CI308/309 shuttles between Kaohsiung and Taipei.

The airline also postponed some of its flights to and from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport and Taipei Songshan Airport, according to the Central News Agency.

The Hong Kong Airport Authority said a total of 22 flights were cancelled between Hong Kong and Taiwan.