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24 June


121 flights were stopped at Taoyuan Airport

The delay was caused by the pothole

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/NOVOSTIVL/ Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport's south runway reopened Sunday after a pothole was discovered the previous day, causing delays to 121 flights. This article appeared in the CNA (China News Agency).

The flights were delayed by an average of 52 minutes, with a Singapore-bound flight operated by Scoot, Singapore Airlines Group's budget airline, suffering the longest delay of nine hours, according to Taoyuan International Airport Corp. (TIAC).

The 121 delayed flights included 85 inbound and 36 outbound flights, with eight inbound flights forced to divert to Kaohsiung Airport, including four operated by China Airlines, two by EVA Air, and one each from Scoot and Tigerair Taiwan, TIAC data showed.

In response, Wang Ming-teh, TIAC's new chairman, said Sunday he is determined to fix the problems at the airport, the country's main gateway, and will demand airport staff face issues rather than cover them up.