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SINGAPORE — More than 500 flights to-and-from Hong Kong tonight (July 9) will be rescheduled due to an approaching typhoon, reported the South China Morning Post (SCMP).
“As the typhoon is approaching, we expect flight operations to be affected. We will implement a flight rescheduling control system from 7pm-6am,” said an Airport Authority spokeswoman, as cited by SCMP.
A Singapore Airlines spokesperson confirmed to TODAY that three of their flights have been retimed.
SQ002 from Singapore to Hong Kong was originally scheduled to fly at 6.30pm today, but will only take off at 8.15am tomorrow. The departure time for Hong Kong-bound SQ868 has also been retimed from 7.55pm today to 9.15am tomorrow morning. Finally, SQ857 from Hong Kong to Singapore has been retimed for departure from 9.15am tomorrow to 2pm.
A Tigerair spokesperson also confirmed to TODAY that two of their flights were affected. TR2068 from Singapore to Hong Kong, scheduled for today has been retimed to 8.30am tomorrow. TR2069 from Hong Kong to Singapore, meant to depart at 9.45pm tonight, will also be retimed to 1.10pm tomorrow.
The Changi Airport website has also listed details on delayed flights. Jetstar flights 3K695, 3K691, 3K697, 3K695 meant to depart Singapore at 3.45pm today, 6.20am tomorrow, 10.10am tomorrow, and 3.45pm tomorrow respectively, have been retimed to 9am, 9.30am, 1.30pm and 4.35pm tomorrow. Meanwhile, Jetstar flights from Hong Kong that have been affected include 3K696 (to depart at 5.25pm tomorrow instead of 12.10am.
Scoot flight TZ220, departing from Singapore, has also been retimed from 1.55am tomorrow to 4.20pm. More details are available on the Changi Airport website.
A notice on Hong Kong International Airport website advises passengers to contact their airlines for the latest flight information or check with the airport’s website before departing for the airport.
Typhoon Linfa is expected to reach Hong Kong this evening and will last till tomorrow morning. Schools, child care centres, elderly services centres and day rehabilitation units in Hong Kong will all be closed, reported SCMP.
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Source: Today Online