The Airport Authority on Friday said a total of 460 flights were cancelled for the day, as Super Typhoon Saola battered Hong Kong.
Saola triggered the territory’s first Hurricane Signal No 10 since 2018, and while it is not a direct hit, the wall of wind surrounding the storm centre – where winds are the strongest – moved across the territory.
In a statement, the authority said: “Due to the severe impact of Super Typhoon Saola, flight resumption tomorrow remains uncertain.”
“Members of the airport community are working closely together to formulate recovery plans in order to ensure an orderly resumption of flight operation,” it added.
Transportation in the city was also disrupted, with Citybus, saying it will suspend services during the day on Saturday until further notice.
The observatory said the Signal No 10 will remain in force for some time, and that northeasterly winds will change gradually to east to southeasterlies.