Vietnamese carriers cancel flights to Taiwan ahead of super typhoon

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Vietnam Airlines says services may return to normal on July 9, 2016. Photo courtesy of Vietnam Airlines Vietnam Airlines says services may return to normal on July 9, 2016. Photo courtesy of Vietnam Airlines

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Vietnamese carriers have cancelled many flights to and from Taiwan to avoid damage from the super typhoon Nepartak that is forecast to batter the island soon.
The flag carrier Vietnam Airlines said it has cancelled four flights from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to Taipei and Kaohsiung on Thursday and six more on Friday.
A source from the airline told the Vietnam News Agency that it still keeps a few flights but there could be changes to the schedule.
All flights are expected to be resumed on Saturday, the representative said.
Low-cost carrier Vietjet has also cancelled three flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Taipei and Tainan on Thursday.
Its service to South Korea may also be affected due to the weather situation, a representative said.
Nepartak, the first super typhoon of the region this year, is taking aim at Taiwan. It has strengthened from a tropical storm to a roaring super typhoon with winds hitting 240 kilometers per hours in just 48 hours, and can possibly become even stronger.

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