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  1. News - World - WEATHER

    Mega storm grounds 15,000 US flights

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 09:16am by AFP

    ... flights on 30/10: CX 830,831,840,841,888,889. More at bit.ly/YcAc1P — Cathay Pacific (@cathaypacific) October 30, 2012 In Asia, Hong Kong’s flagship carrier Cathay Pacific announced ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CELEBRATION

    Bad weather likely to cast cloud over Mid-Autumn Festival, predicts Observatory

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 10:46am by Ernest Kao

    ... occurred over the western North Pacific and the South China Sea last month with none hitting the territory head on. The Observatory said August this year had been hotter than usual due to prolonged ...

  3. News - China - WEATHER

    Typhoon Matmo on course to strike Taiwan as Rammasun death toll rises

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 05:30am by Alex Millson

    ... Alex Millson alex.millson@scmp.com Huge storm has Taiwan in its sights A major storm that is forecast to become a typhoon is churning its way across the Pacific on a path that could see it strike Taiwan as soon as Wednesday. Typhoon Matmo is following on the heels of Typhoon Rammasun, which has left more than 112 people dead in China and the Philippines. Typhoon Matmo was centred ...

  4. Weather - Hong Kong

    Airlines blamed for chaos in aftermath of typhoon

    Posted Jul 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... airline staff failed to provide them with clear messages on baggage and flight times. The Airport Authority said 348 flights were delayed and 39 cancelled as of 5pm yesterday. Cathay Pacific ... on Tuesday evening and yesterday were delayed or cancelled. Urvashi Sethi's New Delhi-bound Cathay Pacific flight was delayed four times before she finally boarded the plane at 3.30pm yesterday ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Hong Kong likely to escape season's first super typhoon- but city will swelter

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 10:22am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... How typhoons are formed The US Joint Typhoon Warning Centre said wave heights in the Pacific Ocean were hitting a maximum of almost 12 metres. Showers are likely to creep in to Hong Kong ... pattern experts say will probably form this year, due to a warming Pacific, will likely give Hong Kong a wetter winter and spring than usual. El Nino plays havoc with the world's climate, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - WEATHER

    Hottest day of the year heralds start of Hong Kong's typhoon season

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 05:28am by DANNY LEE

    ... there is a 90 per cent chance of El Nino arriving this year- the first in four years. El Nino is born out of a giant pool of warm water in the eastern tropical Pacific that sets off a chain reaction of weather events, causing droughts and floods around the world. However, while storms in the northwestern Pacific were likely to be stronger, there was no indication that those hitting Hong Kong ...

  7. News - China - WEATHER

    Beijing airport grounds flights over thunderstorms

    Posted Jul 09th 2013, 11:04am by Ernest Kao

    ... were delayed at BCIA as of 10am. Hong Kong carrier Cathay Pacific, as well as its subsidiary Dragonair, issued statements warning customers of potential delays on flights in and out ... systems. Listed as cancelled on the BCIA website on Tuesday morning were Cathay Pacific flight CX6875 and Dragonair flight KA903 (Beijing- Hong Kong) as well as CX6874, KA906D and KA902 (Hong Kong- ...

  8. Weather - Hong Kong

    Planes, trains and lack of automobiles

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Passengers from Taichung got their luggage during a short reprieve, but the passengers on my flight were not so lucky. There were only a handful of Cathay Pacific and airport workers on hand to keep ... 8. After being told by a Cathay Pacific employee it was safer to leave and have my luggage delivered to my home, I waited in line to file the appropriate form in time to catch the last ...

  9. Weather - Hong Kong

    Trapped for six hours on plane

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee, Jolie Ho and Tamsin Rutter Passengers trapped for six hours on a Dragonair plane on the tarmac at Hong Kong airport at the height of Typhoon Vicente went through a grim ordeal as the aircraft was rocked by the blasting winds. Some started vomitin ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    Passengers at Chek Lap Kok frustrated as airlines slowly begin to clear backlog

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 01:12pm by Phila Siu and Candy Chan

    ... a seat from Cathay Pacific to get back to Osaka, Japan by Tuesday. “My waiting number is 5, which means I can only get a seat on the afternoon flight if five passengers cancel their schedule,” he ... delayed. In addition, 127 arrival flights and 128 departure flights had been cancelled. Cathay Pacific announced on its website that the airline would resume services progressively from noon ...




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