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Flights delayed by heavy fog at Taoyuan airport

2012/02/22 18:41:48

Taipei, Feb. 22 (CNA) Some 84 outgoing and incoming flights at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport were delayed Wednesday morning because of heavy fog, officials said.

From 5 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., no planes were allowed to take off or land at the airport because visibility was less than 900 meters, airport officials said.

Two incoming flights -- one passenger flight and one cargo plane -- were diverted to Kaohsiung International Airport, the officials said.

The heavy fog engulfed the airport's south and north runways in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

As of 3 p.m., it had dispersed somewhat but some flights were still being affected, according to the officials.

(By Bien Chin-feng and Hanna Liu)