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Tropical Storm Causing Distruption In HKG  
User currently offlineBabaero From Philippines, joined Jan 2002, 479 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 9 months 3 days ago) and read 2037 times:
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Cathay Pacific Airways advises that due to strong winds associated with Severe Tropical Storm Kammuri, the airline will suspend all its operations from 4:00pm to 8:00pm (Hong Kong time) today. This will affect all inbound and outbound flights.

Revised forecasts for this afternoon indicate that cross winds and gusts at Hong Kong International Airport will exceed operational limits. As safety is the top priority at Cathay Pacific, the airline took the difficult decision to temporarily suspend its operation.

A number of flights have been delayed to operate after midnight. The following flights will now depart Hong Kong at the given times on Thursday morning, 7 August:

Flight Destination New departure time

CX882 Los Angeles 00.15

CX312 Beijing 02.00

CX840 New York 00.30

CX872 San Francisco 00.45

CX733 Bahrain/Riyadh 01.00

CX731 Dubai 01.15

CX111 Sydney 01.30

Passengers are requested not to head to the airport this afternoon. Online Check-In has already been suspended and the In-Town Check-In facilities in Hong Kong and Kowloon stations are closed until further notice.

Passengers can check the latest flight schedule information on our website, www.cathaypacific.com.

Should passengers require further information, they are advised to call the following numbers regarding Cathay Pacific flights:

English enquiries: 2747-8999

Chinese enquiries: 2747-8888

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User currently offlineBrenintw From Taiwan, joined Jul 2006, 1989 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 3 days ago) and read 2006 times:

Any ideas of diversions? I might head out to TPE to take a look.

User currently offlineCloudyapple From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2005, 2458 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 3 days ago) and read 2001 times:

The typhoon is passing to the SW of HK. We had northeasterly winds this morning which roughly aligned with the runway heading in 07. There was some disruption as the runways became dependent but on the whole not too bad.

As the typhoon moves NW, the wind will change into a southeasterly (130-160) wind - a direct crosswind. At 35G50 this is beyond operable. Also wind coming down the mountains on Lantau onto the approach and departure paths is very turbulent, adding to the problem.

Wise decision.

User currently offlineCloudyapple From Hong Kong, joined Jul 2005, 2458 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 3 days ago) and read 1973 times:

Quoting Brenintw (Reply 1):
Any ideas of diversions? I might head out to TPE to take a look.

Not very many yet as the worst has yet to come. But with so much notice this time I suspect only some longhaul arrivals will be diverted. Shorthauls will simply be delayed at departure or cancelled altogether.

You know the routine. Macau and Shenzhen are out. Kaosiung, Taipei and Manila are first ports of call for any diversions by non Chinese carriers. Then Clark, Bangkok, Shanghai and then they will all get full up and not accept any more. Remaining diversions will just go anywhere left on offer.

Mainland airlines are off to Guangzhou, Xiamen, Fuzhou.

User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 7060 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1961 times:

Both UA flights from the US are running about 4 hours late (new arrival time after 8PM) due to the weather in HKG as well as the two beyond flights to SGN/SIN are running about two hours late.

COs EWR flight left an hour late but is showing as arriving early at 630PM (I bet they slow down a wee bit inflight.)

NWs flight is scheduled in at its normal time of 10PM.

I know the voices in my head aren't real but sometimes their ideas are just awesome!!!
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