Cathay Pacific flights affected by unexpected strong winds
24 Jul 2003
More Cathay Pacific flights had to be diverted today due to an unexpected change in weather conditions. Strong crosswinds at Hong Kong International Airport that were not forecast meant that four in-bound Cathay Pacific flights had to be diverted. However, weather conditions are expected to improve this afternoon and the airline is hopeful that operations will be back to normal later in the evening.
The flights diverted include CX873 from San Francisco and CX881 from Los Angeles, both of which were diverted to Taipei. CX288 from Frankfurt has also been diverted to Taipei, while CX710 from Singapore has been diverted to Kaohsiung in Taiwan. The status of all flights affected so far today is highlighted in the table below.
|Flight Number||Origin||Destination|| |
Scheduled arrival time
|Diverted to||Estimated arrival Time|
|CX270||Amsterdam ||Hong Kong||07:50||--||11:30（Arrived)|
|CX881||Los Angeles ||Hong Kong||07:40||Taipei||12:14（Arrived） |
|CX873||San Francisco||Hong Kong||06:30||Taipei||14:30|
|CX785||Hong Kong||Denpasar, Bali||10:05|
Departures of Cathay Pacific flights from Hong Kong are currently not being affected, although the situation could change depending on the weather conditions. Passengers due to travel this afternoon, and those meeting passengers from inbound flights, are urged to contact the passenger hotlines for updated flight information.
Chinese-language hotline: 2747- 8888
English-language hotline: 2747- 8999