ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print

Asian carriers halt, reroute flights over Chinese drills near Taiwan

Beijing's military exercise could disrupt regional supply chains

China's missile drills have forced Singapore Airlines and its budget carrier Scoot to cancel flights to and from Taiwan scheduled for Friday. (Source photos by Eastern Theatre Command/Reuters and Reuters)

SINGAPORE -- Thai Airways is the latest Asian air carrier to announce it will avoid flying to or around Taiwan due to China's ongoing military drills near the island, as analysts warn the disruptions could weigh on regional supply chains.

Thai Airways has rerouted service to Japan and South Korea by mainly flying through Philippine airspace, the flagship carrier announced on Friday, following a Thai government advisory to all the country's airlines to avoid airspace around Taiwan through Sunday.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more