Sanya Phoenix International Airport and Haikou Meilan International Airport resumed
operation on Saturday morning.
Two airports in China’s southernmost province of Hainan resumed operation on Saturday morning, after being struck by Typhoon Conson yesterday evening.

According to a Xinhua news agency report, Fenghuang Airport authorities of the tourist attraction Sanya city said, a flight from Bangkok landed safely at 9am. It said the airport was expecting 210 take-offs and landings.

It was also business as usual at the Meilan Airport in Haikou, the provincial capital.

Twenty-eight flights which were set to depart or land at the two airports after 4pm, were cancelled as a precautionary measure against the typhoon.

Typhoon Conson struck at 7.50pm yesterday, packing winds of up to 126km per hour and heavy rains.

It uprooted trees, destroyed billboards and light poles, and cut power supplies in some areas of the island before entering the Beibu Gulf in the South China Sea.

The typhoon left two people dead after they were struck by billboard collapses. Ferry and train services have yet to resume.

Prior to hitting China, the typhoon left 53 people dead in the Philippines.

According to the National Meteorological Center (NMC), the tropical storm, which is now moving towards the Beibu Gulf of the Guangxi Autonomous Region, will bring gales and heavy rains to southern and eastern coastal areas of China over the next 24 hours.

The NMC has issued a yellow alert, the third highest level, for torrential rains in several parts of China.


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