Typhoon forces SIA, SilkAir to reschedule South Korea flights

- A Monitor Desk Report 08 Sep, 2019 | 759 Views|-+
Dhaka: Six flights between Singapore and South Korean cities Seoul and Busan were rescheduled on Saturday, September 7 due to Typhoon Lingling, affecting four Singapore Airlines (SIA) and two SilkAir flights.

SIA announced that Flights SQ612 and SQ600 from Singapore to Seoul were retimed. Flight SQ612, scheduled to depart at 2.25am, left at about 1am and the departure time for SQ600 was moved from 8am to 12.40pm.

Flights SQ611 and SQ609 from Seoul to Singapore were also rescheduled. The first one scheduled to depart at 11.20am from Seoul, was retimed to 9.35am. And the later one’s departure, originally scheduled at 4.40pm, was postponed to 9.20pm.

Planes in South Korea were grounded while thousands of homes were left without electricity due to Typhoon Lingling.

Strong winds and rain affected the southern resort island of Jeju and southern mainland regions, according to the South Korean Ministry of Interior and Safety.

Two SilkAir flights between Singapore and Busan were also retimed due to the typhoon.

Flight MI18, from Singapore to Busan, was renumbered to Flight MI9876. The flight, which was scheduled to depart on Friday night at 11.35pm, left instead at 7am on Saturday.

Flight MI875, renumbered to MI9875, from Busan to Singapore, was pushed back. The flight was originally scheduled to depart at 8.30am but was retimed to 3.25pm.

According to SIA, Flights SQ608, SQ607, SQ602 and SQ603 operated as per their scheduled departure times.

SIA advised customers to update their contact details or subscribe to a mobile notification service to receive updates to their flight status.

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