Typhoon Saola is nearing Hong Kong and concerned authorities are taking significant measures to save people from any unfortunate accidents. The extremely strong speed of the winds decreased to 220 kph from 240 kph, according to a report by CNN. Though the speed witnessed a dip, it is still similar to a deadly Category 4 hurricane. And ahead of the storm hitting and destroying, several airlines have cancelled many flights.
Airlines Cancelled Flights On Friday And Saturday
Predictions state that Typhoon Saola may turn out to be the most powerful and strongest disaster to take place in Hong Kong in the past 5 years. Previously, Typhoon Mangkhut wreaked havoc in the country back in 2018. To prevent any unfortunate and life-threatening occurrences, many airlines have put a hold on their flight operations in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Airlines cancelled about 32 flight operations, according to a report by Simple Flying. 21 flights have been cancelled on Friday and 11 on Saturday.
The carrier of the Hong Kong International Airport suspended a total of 32 flight operations on both these days; 16 inbound and 16 outbound flights. Hong Kong Airlines’s decision to make changes in the plan of the scheduled flights is mostly affecting the flights connecting cities such as Bangkok, Beijing, Naha, Shanghai, and Tokyo.
All These Airlines Have Cancelled Flights Due To Typhoon Saola
Hong Kong Airlines is not the only one to take this major step ahead of the upcoming typhoon. Cathay Pacific and HK Express have suspended many flights as well. Both these airlines suspended most of their flight services on Friday and Saturday. As Typhoon Saola is heading close to Hong Kong, they cancelled operations from 14:00 HKT on Friday to 10:00 HKT on Saturday. As per the updated plans, the only flights operating during this time are CX840 and CX841 and they are heading to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Cathay Pacific and Hong Kong Express are going to waive the fares once the passengers book tickets again.
All the predictions about Typhoon Saola in Hong Kong look extremely scary and destructive.
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