Most S’pore-HK flights can­celled

The Straits Times - - TOPOF THE NEWS - Gi­laine Ng

Most flights from Sin­ga­pore to Hong Kong were can­celled yes­ter­day due to Typhoon Mangkhut.

Around 30 flights by ma­jor air­lines, in­clud­ing Cathay Pa­cific, Sin­ga­pore Air­lines (SIA) and Amer­i­can Air­lines, had been can­celled by 1pm yes­ter­day.

One flight – a code­share be­tween Sin­ga­pore Air­lines SQ868, Ethiopian Air­lines ET1323 and Vir­gin Aus­tralia VA5646 – was listed as hav­ing been resched­uled to early to­day.

In a travel ad­vi­sory, Cathay Pa­cific said more than 400 of its flights to and from Hong Kong had been can­celled as of 4.15pm yes­ter­day.

An SIA spokesman told The Straits Times yes­ter­day pas­sen­gers were kept up­dated through text mes­sages, e-mails, posts on its so­cial me­dia pages and news alerts via its web­site. “Var­i­ous ar­range­ments have been made for pas­sen­gers who were af­fected,” the spokesman added. SIA was un­able to pro­vide the num­ber of pas­sen­gers af­fected.

Cathay Pa­cific said it ex­pects a grad­ual re­turn to sched­uled op­er­a­tions to­day, sub­ject to the weather.

“Ser­vice re­sump­tion will likely be very slow, with con­tin­ued de­lays and some can­cel­la­tions,” it added.

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