108 domestic flights canceled in China as typhoon Bolaven draws near
East China’s Shanghai canceled 125 flights and the Transportation Ministry was ready to provide maritime aid on Monday, as Typhoon Bolaven is approaching.
As of 16:00 Monday, Bolaven was barreling northwestward at a speed of 30 kilometers per hour to Shanghai.
China’s Eastern Airlines has canceled 12 international flights to Japan and South Korea, stranding some 600 passengers. The airlines posted a notice at the ticket office, informing passengers to get refunded, or take the voucher for next flight.
A total of 108 domestic flights have been canceled, among which the China Eastern Airlines canceled some 30, the China Southern Airlines also canceled 64, while Juneyao Airlines canceled 14.
Shanghai maritime authorities issued an orange alert of typhoon on Monday, and forbade all the passenger ships from sailing out.
The Donghai Rescue Bureau under the Transportation Ministry has gathered all its rescue ships at a spot 50 nautical miles east to Shanghai, standby for emergency.
From the live footage sent back by the rescue ships, raging waves and rainstorm can be seen in the eastern sea area of Shanghai.
The Donghai Flying Service under the Transportation Ministry has deployed five helicopters at a nearby airbase for quick response to possible emergency.
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