Hong Kong air cargo operations returning to normal after typhoon strikes

Cargo operations at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) are returning to normal this morning after typhoon Hato battered the region, leaving 12 dead.
The typhoon struck Hong Kong yesterday morning, causing several airlines to cancel freighter flights from HKIA.
Passenger flights were also affected, with the South China Morning Post estimating that as much as 60% of total flights from the airport were cancelled yesterday.
While most all-cargo services are returning to normal, SF Airlines, Cathay Pacific, AirBridgeCargo and Emirates Sky Cargo have each had to cancel a flight today.
"Flight operations have resumed, though with expected delays," said Cathay Pacific Cargo in a customer update this morning.
The airport said it handled approximately 600 flights between 1700hrs yesterday and 0600hrs this morning. Overnight, HKIA handled nearly double number of flight movements compared with normal days.
"The operation of HKIA is back to normal today, and is expected to handle more than 1,200 flights to and from Hong Kong today," the airport said in a statement.
"The airport is continuing flight rescheduling today till midnight, and by then all remaining passengers affected by the typhoon are expected to have been handled."
The Macau government said the storm was the strongest to hit in more than 50 years. Sea port operations were also affected by the typhoon.
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