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Cathay Pacific suspends Taipei operations until at least midday on Thursday

01 Aug 2012

Cathay Pacific Airways today (Wednesday, 1 August) announced that it will suspend its Taipei flight operations from 06:00pm today until at least 12:00 noon on 2 August due to the forecasted adverse weather as a result of Typhoon Saola.

The last flight scheduled to depart Hong Kong today is CX510 and the last flight from Taipei is CX405 bound for Hong Kong. Passengers whose flights are cancelled are advised not to go to the airport. Cathay Pacific will assist with alternative arrangements for affected passengers and they are advised to review booking changes and update their contact details for receiving the latest flight status updates via SMS or email in Manage My Booking at www.cathaypacific.com.

Flights on 1 and 2 August may be subject to further changes. Passengers are advised to first check the latest flight information on the airline’s website, www.cathaypacific.com, before departing for the airport.

Passengers who are booked on flights to, from or via Taipei departing between the afternoon of 1 August and 3 August are encouraged to either advance or postpone non-essential travel. The airline will waive re-booking and re-routing charges for all tickets issued worldwide (irrespective of fare type) on or before 31 July for travel on Cathay Pacific to, from or via Taipei between 1 and 3 August.

Cathay Pacific continues to monitor the situation closely and will issue further updates once more information becomes available. The airline regrets any inconvenience this may cause and hopes for passengers’ understanding.