Typhoon causes airlines to adjust Japanese schedules
Some Taiwanese airlines on Monday announced changes to their schedule for flights between Taiwan and Japan on Tuesday because of Typhoon Goni, which was pounding Okinawa on Monday afternoon before heading toward Kyushu.
China Airlines said flights CI116/117 between Taoyuan and Fukuoka — home to the biggest airport in Kyushu — and flight CI111 from Fukuoka to Taiwan, will be delayed to later in the day.
CI116 will leave at 4:50 p.m. from Taiwan, CI117 will leave at 9 p.m. from Japan, and CI111 will leave at 9:30 p.m. from Japan.
Typhoon Goni is expected to be over Kyushu on Tuesday morning and then head out to sea in the afternoon, according to Central Weather Bureau projections.
Mandarin Airlines said charter flights AE7312/7313 between Kaohsiung and Kumamoto will be delayed to mid-day on Wednesday.
Other Taiwanese airlines have yet to announce schedule changes.