Local carriers cancel Monday flights to Japan due to tropical storm

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Image taken from Central Weather Bureau

Image taken from Central Weather Bureau

Taipei, Aug. 6 (CNA) Scheduled flights from Taiwan to Japan will be disrupted on Monday due to tropical storm Noru, according to local carriers on Sunday.

Noru has been moving closer to Japan and is set to make landfall in southern and central parts of the country on Monday.

EVA Airways (長榮航空), one of Taiwan's leading international carriers, announced that flights BR132 and BR178 from Taipei to Osaka on Monday have been canceled, while BR131 and BR177 flying from Osaka to Taipei will also be suspended on that day.

Meanwhile, EVA Air flights BR182 and BR181 between Kaohsiung and Osaka have also been canceled.

China Airlines (CAL, 華航), another leading carrier in Taiwan, announced that flights CI156, CI157, CI159, CI172 and CI173 from Taoyuan International Airport to Osaka have been canceled, while flight CI113 from Guam to Taoyuan will also be postponed one day.

Budget airline Tigerair Taiwan also announced on Sunday that its flights IT210/IT211 from Taoyuan to Osaka and flights IT284/IT285 from Kaohsiung to Osaka and Kansai on Monday will also be canceled.

(By Chen Wei-ting and Ko Lin)

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