Taiwan typhoon grounds air services


Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport

 

Typhoon Saola forced the cancellation and delay of more than 100 domestic and international flights at airports around Taiwan.

77 domestic flights and 35 international flights had been either delayed or cancelled due to the adverse weather conditions, according to the Civil Aeronautics Administration.

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport reported the collapse of two air bridges and numerous other damages, which in turn affected departures.

China Airlines and Eva Airways said their flight schedules had been unaffected, the China Post reported.

Far Eastern Air Transport announced it would maintain its existing flight schedule, aside from some domestic routes connecting outlying islands with the mainland.

Taiwan Taoyuan Airport experienced power failures and leakages, which delayed security processes and boarding.

The military has been called to assist with rescue operations, while several festivals and forest parks have been closed due to safety concerns.

Stay tuned to e-Travel Blackboard for more updates surrounding the devastation in Taiwan.

Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T
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