Travellers, take note!
Low-cost carrier AirAsia has announced via a Facebook post that flights operating in Southern China from Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, and Johor Bahru for 1st and 2nd August 2016 (Monday and Tuesday) have been cancelled due to Severe Tropical Storm NIDA/Typhoon NIDA.
“All affected guests will be notified by AirAsia via email and SMS,” the airline said, adding that guests are strongly encouraged to update their contact details at airasia.com to ensure that they are notified of any updates to their flights.
The routes that are affected are:
1st August 2016
Kuala Lumpur – Guangzhou – AK118
Kota Kinabalu – Guangzhou – AK1531
Kuala Lumpur – Shenzhen – AK128
Kuala Lumpur – Changsha – AK174
Changsha – Kuala Lumpur – AK175
Johor Bahru – Guangzhou – AK1394
Kota Kinabalu – Hangzhou – AK1574
Hangzhou – Kota Kinabalu – AK1575
Kota Kinabalu – Wuhan – AK2138
Wuhan – Kota Kinabalu -AK2139
2nd August 2016
Kuala Lumpur – Guangzhou – AK112
Guangzhou – Kuala Lumpur – AK113
Guangzhou – Kuala Lumpur – AK 119
Shenzhen – Kuala Lumpur – AK129
Guangzhou – Johor Bahru – AK1395
Guangzhou – Kota Kinabalu – AK1530
Kuala Lumpur – Macau – AK182
Macau – Kuala Lumpur – AK183
Kuala Lumpur – Shenzhen – AK126
Shenzhen – Kuala Lumpur – AK127
Kuala Lumpur – Hong Kong – AK138 and AK134
Hong Kong – Kuala Lumpur – AK139 and AK135
Kota Kinabalu – Hong Kong – AK237
Hong Kong – Kota Kinabalu – AK236
Kota Kinabalu – Shenzhen – AK1520
Shenzhen – Kota Kinabalu – AK1521
AirAsia isn’t the only airline to cancel flights due to the storm.
According to CNN in a report dated 1st August, over 120 flights to and from Hong Kong have been cancelled as NIDA barrels toward the city and Southern China. Hong Kong International Airport also confirmed that 181 flights scheduled to depart or arrive Hong Kong between Monday and Tuesday have been canceled. All Cathay Pacific Airways and Dragonair flights scheduled to go through Hong Kong between 10pm local time on Monday until 2pm the next day will be suspended.
NIDA is generating winds up to 150 kilometres per hour as it moves northwest towards southwest China.
Meanwhile, AirAsia is closely monitoring the potential impact of this storm and will continue to update guests in a timely manner on any changes due to Severe Tropical Storm NIDA. All guests travelling to and from Southern China are also advised to check their flight statuses on the airline’s website.