Super Typhoon Nepartak Forces AirAsia and MAB to Reschedule Taiwan Flights

8th Jul 2016

Malaysian airline operators AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines Bhd (MAB) were forced to reschedule several flights from and to Taiwan due to the super typhoon Nepartak.

AirAsia Reschedules Two Flights to and From Taipei

AirAsia confirmed in a statement on Thursday that it will reschedule two of its flights due to the typhoon.

The statement from the carrier said:

AirAsia confirms that as at 6:00 p.m. of 7th July, 2016, two flights operating between Kuala Lumpur and Taipei scheduled to depart today have been rescheduled to 8th July due to Typhoon Nepartak. All affected guests are being informed accordingly and necessary assistance is being provided.

The airline further said it will continue to monitor the situation and will inform its customers in case of any additional changes.

MAB Reschedules Flights MH68, MH69, MH366 and MH367

Meanwhile, MAB said that this will affect four of its flights that were scheduled to take off from or land at Taoyuan International Airport.

This includes flight MH68, scheduled to take off from Kota Kinabalu International Airport on Thursday 7th July at 5:35 p.m., which will now depart on Friday, 8th July at 11:30 p.m. The return flight to Kota Kinabalu will now depart Taipei on 8th July at 3:40 p.m. and will arrive in Malaysia at 7:10 p.m. same day.

The typhoon will also affect flight number MH366, as that flight has been rescheduled from its original departure time from Kuala Lumpur at 9:10 a.m. on Friday to two hours later (11:10 a.m.) on the same day. The return flight, MH367, will take off from Taipei at 4:45 p.m. on Friday and will arrive at 9:35 p.m. at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

100+ Flights Canceled or Rescheduled due to Typhoon Nepartak

The typhoon has caused the cancellation of more than 100 flights to and from the island, as well as forced the authorities to close schools and offices on Thursday.

The Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau reports that Nepartak is moving at a speed of 245 kilometers per hour toward the eastern Taiwan counties of Taitung and Hualien and that it is expected to hit early on Friday.

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