Singapore Airlines, Scoot cancels Taiwan flights

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Singapore Airlines, Scoot cancels Taiwan flights

SINGAPORE - Singapore Airlines and its budget arm Scoot have cancelled flights to and from Taiwan due to the evolving airspace restrictions and Chinese military live-fire exercises around Taiwan, the national carrier said on Friday. SIA said flights SQ 878 and SQ 879 have been cancelled due to CNA's queries.

SQ 878 flies from Singapore to Taipei, while SQ 879 flies from Taipei to Singapore.

The safety of our customers and staff is our top priority. SIA will continue to monitor the situation closely and make any adjustments as necessary, said SIA.

Affected customers can either make booking changes or request a refund.

Customers are advised to contact their travel agent or purchasing airline for assistance in bookings made through travel agents or partner airlines.

The carrier has changed its flight plan from Tokyo's Narita Airport to Singapore, with the cancellation of flights scheduled for Friday, and TR 996 Singapore to Taipei and TR 997 to Singapore, according to a statement to CNA.

Scoot will provide assistance to customers, it said.

Customers are advised to contact their travel agent or purchasing airline for assistance with bookings made through travel agents or partner airlines. Scoot said it will monitor the situation and make adjustments as necessary.