Typhoon Hato nears Hong Kong: Hundreds of Cathay Flights Cancelled

Hundreds of flights in and out of Hong Kong have been cancelled due to severe weather conditions. Typhoon Hato is drawing close to the city, which has caused Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon to cancel all but a few of their flights.

The Hong Kong Observatory has warned that there is ‘considerable threat’ to Hong Kong residents. The storm is continuing to intensify as it gets closer to the financial centre.

Airlines have therefore cancelled almost all flights scheduled for Wednesday morning and afternoon (between 6am and 5pm). Flights later than that could also be disrupted, depending on weather conditions tomorrow.

“We are closely monitoring tropical cyclone Hato and its impact to our flight operations,” said a statement on Cathay Pacific’s website. “Currently all flight operations remain normal, but a majority of flights to and from Hong Kong between 6am and 5pm on Wednesday have been cancelled.”

Travellers in the city have been advised to watch social media for updates, as much of the city’s public transport starts to shut down after the No. 8 signal is called.

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