Nearly 400 Hong Kong flights disrupted by Tropical Storm Merbok

At least 44 trips cancelled by Tuesday morning due to Merbok, now reduced to a tropical depression A typhoon signal No 3, as well as red rainstorm, thunderstorm and landslide warnings, were in force into the morning, along with a flood warning in the northern New Territories. The typhoon signal was cancelled at 11.10am, and the amber rainstorm warning was dropped at 12.30pm. The Airport Authority said that 78 flights scheduled for Tuesday were disrupted by the bad weather, as of 9am. That included 25 delayed arrivals and 41 delayed departures at Hong Kong International Airport, plus four inbound and eight outbound flights that were cancelled. The cumulative overnight totals for disruption, according to the authority, stood at 44 flights cancelled and 350 delayed as of 5am on Tuesday. Cathay Pacific Airways announced on its website at least 14 of its flights, heading to cities in Europe, Asia and Middle East, were delayed. Another Cathay Pacific and three Cathay Dragon flights, to Beijing, Shanghai and Taipei, were cancelled. Courtesy: South China Morning Post
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