Typhoon Vicente delays two THAI flights from Hong Kong


BANGKOK, July 24 – Typhoon Vicente strongly lashed Hong Kong Monday night delaying two morning flights of Thai Airways (THAI) from Hong Kong on Tuesday.

The two delayed passenger flights were the Hong Kong-Bangkok TG 603 flight and the Hong Kong-Phuket TG 609 flight, Samat Poom-on, director of THAI’s Crisis Management & Operations Centre (CMOC), said.

The TG 603 flight today arrived in the Thai capital at 11.15am, a two-hour delay from the normal flight schedule.

Meanwhile, the tropical storm also forced flight TG 609 to delay for one hour as the flight arrived at Phuket International Airport at 12.45pm.

However, flights to and from Hong Kong are operating normally after the typhoon has moved away from Hong Kong.

China’s official Xinhua news agency reported the Hong Kong Observatory announced that the previously ‘severe’ Tropical Storm Vicente has now weakened into a tropical storm.

At 4pm local time, Vicente was estimated to be about 410 kilometres west of Hong Kong and is forecast to move west at about 22 kilometres per hour crossing Guangxi and weaken further.

Currently, public transport services in Hong Kong have gradually returned to normal.

According to the Hospital Authority, a total of 129 people, including 56 males and 73 females, sought medical treatment at the Accident and Emergency Departments at public hospitals.