Taipei, Sept. 16 (CNA) Some flights scheduled for Monday between Taiwan and Hong Kong have been canceled due to Typhoon Mangkhut, which barreled past the special administrative region and made landfall in China's Guangdong province Sunday, airline companies announced.
Taiwan's China Airlines (CAL) said on their website that they have canceled flight CI601 from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TTIA) to Hong Kong and CI602 from Hong Kong to TTIA.
Other CAL flights, CI933 from Kaohsiung to Hong Kong and CI934 from Hong Kong to Kaohsiung have also been canceled, the CAL website pointed out.
Meanwhile, EVA Airways, another of Taiwan's major carriers, said on their website that flight BR828 from Hong Kong to TTIA has been canceled.
Hong Kong carrier Cathay Dragon said on its website it has also canceled flight KA491 from Taichung to Hong Kong, KA490 from Hong Kong to Taichung, KA453 from Kaohsiung to Hong Kong and KA430 from Hong Kong to Kaohsiung.
As of about 9 p.m. Sunday, Mangkhut was about 280-kilometers west of Hong Kong packing maximum sustained winds of 140 kilometers per hour, according to the Hong Kong Observatory.
Mangkhut, the Thai name for Southeast Asia's mangosteen fruit, is expected to continue inland into southern China and gradually weaken in the following days, the observatory forecast.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel
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