South Korean carriers Korean Air Lines and Asiana Airlines are canceling their flights to Taiwan for one or two days due to Chinese military exercises in the area, local media reported on Thursday.

Korean Air canceled flights between Incheon and Taiwan on Friday and Saturday, while Asiana Airlines canceled Friday’s direct flight to Taiwan and will monitor the situation, the News1 news agency and other local media reported.

Spokesmen for Korean Air and Asiana could not be immediately reached.

China began unprecedented live-fire military exercises in six areas surrounding Taiwan on Thursday, a day after U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the self-governing island that Beijing considers its sovereign territory. .

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