Vietnamese carriers cancel flights to Taiwan due to typhoon Koinu

By VNA   October 4, 2023 | 06:52 pm PT
Vietnamese carriers cancel flights to Taiwan due to typhoon Koinu
A woman sits by the shore while looking at waves breaking as Typhoon Koinu approaches, in Taitung, Taiwan, October 4, 2023. Photo by Reuters
Vietnamese airlines have canceled and rescheduled their flights to and from Kaohsiung international airport in Taiwan on October 5 due to the impact of Koinu typhoon.

National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines canceled flights VN587 from Kaohsiung to Hanoi and VN581 from Kaohsiung to Ho Chi Minh City.

Flights on October 5 night and October 6 morning will use wide-body Airbus A350 or B787.

The same day, budget carrier Vietjet suspended flights VJ885 and VJ886 on the Ho Chi Minh City - Kaohsiung - Ho Chi Minh City route. Some other flights might also be affected by this disruption.

Airlines said they will continue to keep a close watch on the weather situation and provide updates. They recommend that passengers proactively check flight information and specific schedules on their websites and mobile apps.

Passengers who are affected by these changes will be assisted according to existing regulations.

Typhoon Koinu began brushing past the rural far southern tip of Taiwan on Thursday, injuring 190 but causing no deaths, as lashing rains and strong winds canceled work and classes for millions in a swathe of cities across the island.

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