Cathay Pacific flights face disruption as a tropical cyclone heads towards Hong Kong.
The airline issued an alert on its website saying it was “closely monitoring” the potential impact of Topical Cyclone Nida.
“Flight operations will likely to be affected in the evening [local time],” Cathay said.
The carrier waived rebooking, re-routing and refund charges for all tickets issued worldwide for travel including Hong Kong between August 1-3.
The severe tropical storm, which passed over the Philippines and entered the South China Sea on Sunday, strengthened into a typhoon as it edged closer to the city, according to the Hong Kong Observatory’s tropical cyclone tracker.
The storm was on track to enter a 400km radius of Hong Kong at around 2pm on Monday with wind speeds of 140km per hour.
The Observatory warned the public to take precautions.
Classes at kindergartens and some special schools in Hong Kong were suspended today as the typhoon approached Hong Kong, according to the South China Morning Post.