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5 airports cease operations in response to Typhoon Noru in Vietnam

5 airports cease operations in response to Typhoon Noru in Vietnam

Tuesday, September 27, 2022, 14:50 GMT+7
5 airports cease operations in response to Typhoon Noru in Vietnam
A plane is pictured at an airport in Vietnam. Photo: Cong Trung / Tuoi Tre

Five airports in Vietnam’s central and Central Highlands regions are scheduled to cease operations for 24 hours starting at noon on Tuesday, while many flights have been canceled and rescheduled due to powerful Typhoon Noru.

The operations of five airports in central Da Nang City, central Quang Nam Province, north-central Thua Thien-Hue Province, south-central Binh Dinh Province, and the Central Highlands province of Pleiku will be halted from 12:00 pm on Tuesday, the Central Airports Authority said in an urgent document.

The airdrome in Quang Nam Province will be allowed to resume normal activities at 6:59 am on Wednesday, while the other four will reopen at 11:59 am the same day.

Airports operators and airlines were requested to closely monitor the development of Typhoon Noru to adjust flight schedules in the affected localities.

Airlines and ground service businesses told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Monday that they were taking measures to protect the equipment at these airports from the influence of the storm.

National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines announced on Tuesday morning that 24 flights to the affect localities had been moved to earlier time, while many flights on Wednesday will be delayed until the airports resume operations.

Other flights taking place during the temporary closure of the airdromes will be canceled.

Bamboo Airways also called off 24 flights on Tuesday and rescheduled 25 others.

Similarly, Vietjet Air announced that it rescheduled multiple flights due to the typhoon.

Typhoon Noru will be one of the strongest storms to hit Vietnam in the past 20 years.

As of 7:00 am on Tuesday, Noru was located about 400 kilometers off the coast between central Quang Nam and Quang Ngai Provinces, packing wind speed of 150-183km per hour, according to the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.

The typhoon is expected to make landfall on Wednesday morning and unleash winds of 118-149km an hour.

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Duy Khang - Cong Trung / Tuoi Tre News


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