Typhoon Usagi causes flight disruptions, cancellations at Changi Airport
- POSTED: 22 Sep 2013 21:58
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Typhoon Usagi, already being described as the most powerful anywhere on earth this year, has caused flight disruptions and cancellations at Singapore's Changi Airport.
SINGAPORE: Typhoon Usagi, already being described as the most powerful anywhere on earth this year, has caused flight disruptions and cancellations at Singapore's Changi Airport.
Despite not having reached Hong Kong yet, Usagi has already caused five flights from Singapore to Hong Kong today to be cancelled as of 5pm on Sunday.
Usagi, which means rabbit in Japanese, has already killed two people in the Philippines and unleashed landslides in Taiwan as it barrels towards Hong Kong.
Changi Airport Group said the flights out of Singapore included those on Singapore Airlines (SIA), Tigerair and Cathay Pacific.
It advised passengers to check with their respective airlines before coming to the airport.
SIA has also advised customers who have booked flights departing to Hong Kong and Guangzhou on September 22 and 23 to postpone non-urgent travel.
It said that three of its flights departing on September 22 have also been rescheduled.
In a Facebook posting, SIA said it will waive administrative fees or penalties for refunds, re-booking or re-routing for customers holding confirmed tickets issued on or before September 22, for travel until September 23.
This also applies to redemption tickets.
Customers who are affected by flight cancellations will be re-accommodated on other SIA flights.
Channel NewsAsia spoke to Mr Jordan Ng whose SIA flight from Singapore to Guangzhou on Sunday was rescheduled to September 23.
Mr Ng said while the delay did not cause a big disruption, he would have preferred the airline to send him an email to inform him about the delay.
SIA said efforts have been made to update customers about the flight delays through Facebook, Twitter, its website and SMS alerts.
Its contact centre has also reached out to customers as best as possible.