HONG KONG (BLOOMBERG, XINHUA) – Airlines across the region cancelled hundred of flights on Saturday (Sept 15) as Super Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into the Philippines and was set to disrupt travel from Hong Kong to Japan.
Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. cancelled more than 400 flights over the next three days and warned of “serious disruptions” for air travellers as Super Typhoon Mangkhut approaches Hong Kong.
The airline had said earlier it was cancelling all flights in and out of Hong Kong on Sunday beginning at 2.30am, and wouldn’t resume operations until 4am the following day.
Cathay Dragon also won’t be flying.
AirAsia Group had cancelled at least 22 flights as of Saturday morning, upsetting travellers from Manila to Shenzhen and Macau, according to a Facebook post.
Philippines Airlines scrapped 41 Saturday flights, including those to Hangzhou and Tokyo, it said on Facebook.