Flights canceled as storm nears South Korea and Japan

Local | Stella Wong 3 Oct 2019

Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon have canceled or delayed 10 flights to north Asia today due to Tropical Storm Mitag's approach.

The tropical storm is expected to hit South Korea and Japan, with travelers warned about possible flight disruptions.

Those flights included Hong Kong to Jeju in South Korea, Taipei, Shanghai and Ningbo today.

Two Cathay Dragon flights between Hong Kong and Shanghai will also be canceled tomorrow.

Two Hong Kong Airlines flights between Hong Kong and Shanghai were canceled today.

The airline said its flights between Hong Kong and Incheon in South Korea are operating normally for now.

Peach Aviation warned passengers that flights traveling to or from Shanghai or Busan in South Korea yesterday may be affected.

It also advised passengers to check the status of flights to or from Busan Airport or Japan's Nagasaki Airport today. Before approaching South Korea and Japan, Mitag had earlier passed Taiwan and China.

Mitag is expected to move across the Korean peninsula today with maximum sustained winds near the center of 85 kilometers per hour, according to the Hong Kong Observatory.

It will cross the Sea of Japan and through Japan's Tohoku region on Friday, later weakening to an extratropical low-pressure area on Saturday.

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