Taiwanese airlines alter flight schedules as typhoon arrives
Taiwan- based airlines on Friday announced flight adjustments for Saturday due to Typhoon Soudelor.
China Airlines said all its flights departing and arriving before 6 p. m. Saturday will be delayed until after 6 p. m., without providing a revised schedule.
The airline will cancel some of its flights as well, including CI701, CI702, CI190, CI781, CI782, CI188, CI189, CI549, CI550, CI220 and CI201.
Mandarin Airlines said it will call off all domestic flights, and the following overseas flights AE1819, AE1820, AE1821, AE1822, AE1831, AE282, AE283, AE1857, AE963 and AE 964.
Uni Air said it will cancel all its domestic services on Saturday, while its international flights will operate as usual.
TransAsia Airways said it will cancel all its domestic services and some cross- strait and international flights.
The overseas flights to be canceled are GE365, GE351, GE602, GE682, GE681, GE346 and GE345.
Some TransAsia flights will be delayed as well, including flights GE311, GE312, GE319, GE320, GE605, GE606, GE670, GE671, GE3605, GE3606, GE3161, GE3162, GE3685 and GE3686.
EVA Airways said its flight schedule on Saturday will remain the same.
According to the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, the country’s main gateway, as of 5 p. m. Friday, 55 flights were canceled, including 16 outbound
and 39 inbound flights.
Budget Airlines Flight Schedule
Taiwan-based low cost carriers Tigerair Taiwan and V Air on Friday announced changes to their flight schedules for Saturday due to the arrival of Typhoon Soudelor.
Tigerair Taiwan said it has canceled three flights: IT284 from Kaohsiung to Osaka, IT285 from Osaka to Kaohsiung and IT511 from Taoyuan to Singapore.
It said its other flights on Saturday will be delayed by different lengths of time, ranging from 100 minutes to 12 hours.
The flights to be delayed are IT200 from Taoyuan to Tokyo Narita; IT201 from Tokyo Narita to Taoyuan; IT210 from Taoyuan to Osaka; IT301 from Taoyuan to Macau; IT302 from Macau to Taoyuan; IT304 from Macau to Taoyuan; IT321 from Kaohsiung to Macau; IT322 from Macau to Kaohsiung; IT507 from Taoyuan to Bangkok; and IT508 from Bangkok to Taoyuan. V Air said flights ZV005 from Taoyuan to Bangkok, ZV006 from Bangkok to Taoyuan and ZV007 from Taoyuan to Bangkok will be delayed.
ZV005 will depart at 3:30 p.m., ZV006 will depart at 7:25 p.m. (Bangkok time) and ZV007 will depart at 1:20 a.m. Sunday instead.
To get the latest on the realtime flight status for the two budget airlines, please see http:// www. tigerairtw. com/ changes20150806-e.html and http://www. flyvair.com/zh/v-air-news-tw/13v-air-news-tw/149-v air- newsarticle-52.
Legacy airlines in Taiwan are expected to announce adjustments to the flight schedules for Saturday later Friday.