The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) launched a three-day military exercise in the airspace and waters around Taiwan Thursday. and disable canceling flights across Asia and threatening to cancel more flights in the coming days, Korea JoongAng Daily She reported, noting that Beijing had ordered the People’s Liberation Army exercises in response to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taipei this week.
“[D]The interruptions in Korean Air’s operations began with Asiana Airlines announcing on Thursday that direct flight schedules to Taiwan will be adjusted from the same day,” the newspaper reported on August 4.
Asiana Airlines has announced that its direct flights from Incheon, South Korea, to Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport will depart three hours earlier than originally scheduled on August 4.
Korean Air, Asiana, and low-cost carriers have also decided to change routes for some Southeast Asian flights. Flight times can be extended by a minimum of 15 minutes to a maximum of 1 hour and 30 minutes.” Korea JoongAng Daily deported.
“Passengers will have no choice but to face harassment due to changes and delays in the flight schedule,” an unidentified South Korean LCC official told the newspaper. Additional costs are also incurred for airlines. We hope the situation will return to normal soon.”
“Authorities have canceled at least 40 flights at Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) in Taoyuan as of August 4,” Canadian private security firm GardaWorld’s Crisis24 Information Service mentioned.
Crisis24 noted that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has “banned civilian aircraft and ships from entering the areas for the duration of the exercises”.
“The exercises and associated exclusion zones may delay regional shipping. The exercises could restrict cargo movement in waterways to ports in Taiwan. The information service warned that disruptions to flights at airports in Taiwan, and possibly in aircraft services, could not be ruled out. Marine helicopter.
The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) began live-fire military exercises in the waters and airspace directly surrounding Taiwan, the sovereign island nation off China’s southeast coast, on August 4. The exercises are scheduled to continue until August 7.
“The Chinese military has confirmed the launch of several conventional missiles into the waters off Taiwan as part of the planned exercises in six regions scheduled to continue until Sunday noon. [August 7]. It has activated more than 100 aircraft, including fighter jets and bombers, and more than 10 warships,” Reuters deported On Thursday, citing the state-run China Central Television (CCTV).
Reuters noted that “Taiwan said 11 Chinese Dongfeng ballistic missiles were launched in nearby waters – for the first time since 1996.”
China had already begun to harass Taiwan on August 3, a day before the live-fire exercises were launched, by breakthrough Taiwan Sensitive Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ). Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said it scrambled fighter jets to warn 22 Chinese military aircraft that crossed the middle line of the Taiwan Strait – a barrier separating Taiwan from China – into Taiwan’s ADIZ region that day. The Defense Ministry said it also ordered Taiwanese forces to launch flares late Wednesday night, local time, after four Chinese military drones were spotted. airline In the airspace directly over Taiwan’s Kinmen Islands.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi became the highest-ranking US government official to visit Taiwan in 25 years on August 2 when she landed in Taipei. She met with Taiwanese government officials, including President Tsai Ing-wen, until August 3. Pelosi’s symbolic visit to Taiwan seriously upset Beijing, which considers Taiwan as part of China it should be”unifiedWith the country.