MAS, AirAsia flights not affected by Beijing rainstorms

A file picture of a visitor looking out from the KLIA viewing gallery on May 27, 2014. – AP

PETALING JAYA: Flights from Malaysia Airlines (MAS) and low-cost carrier AirAsia are not affected after strong winds and heavy rain hit Beijing on Sunday (May 26).

An AirAsia spokesperson said that there were no delays or any cancellations involving any of its flights to Beijing.  

"All of our flights departed on schedule," said the spokesperson when contacted. 

Beijing's meteorological bureau on Saturday (May 25) afternoon issued a yellow alert for lightning expected in the city from 2am Sunday until 2pm in the afternoon.

It also warned that some areas might face wind gusts and hail.

The bad weather had caused more than 100 flights to be cancelled and delays for dozens of trains in the Chinese capital.

AirAsia also reminded travellers to check their flight status on its website.

"We encourage guests to check their flight status at," added the spokesperson.

A MAS spokesperson also confirmed that there were no flights affected by the rainstorms.

It was reported that Capital International Airport had cancelled 111 out of 436 scheduled flights by Sunday noon.

The heavy rain and thunderstorm were expected to last until 8pm Sunday, according to the National Meteorological Centre.

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