The Director of the Central Airport Authority has just issued a decision to suspend the operation of airports in the Central region due to the impact of typhoon No. 4 (Hurricane Noru).
Accordingly, temporarily suspending the operation of Da Nang International Airport, Phu Bai International Airport, Pleiku Airport, and Phu Cat Airport from 12:00 on September 27 to 11:59 on September 28 (local time). . For Chu Lai Airport, the operation will be suspended from 7:00 a.m. on September 27 to 6:59 a.m. on September 28.
Before the above information, airlines said they would adjust their flight plans to and from some airports affected by the storm from September 27. Some flights to closed airports will be cancelled.
Vietnam Airlines flights to and from Chu Lai, Hue, Da Nang, Pleiku, Quy Nhon airports from the morning of September 27 to the afternoon of September 28 will have to be temporarily closed due to the airport’s temporary closure. . Flights to and from Vinh, Dong Hoi, Buon Ma Thuot, Da Lat and Tuy Hoa airports may have to adjust their flight plans. Some other flights will also be affected due to the change of operating schedule.
Meanwhile, Bamboo Airways announced to cancel 24 flights on September 27 and adjust flight times for many other flights; Vietjet also had to cancel and adjust some flights. Vietravel Airlines had to cancel 8 flights on September 27 and September 28, adjusting flight times for 5 flights.
Airlines also recommend that passengers should pay attention to information about the impact of storms on routes and means of transport to the airport to take the initiative in time, travel plans, and ensure arrival at the airport on time.
Previously, in the afternoon of September 26, Director of the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam Dinh Viet Thang chaired an online meeting with units to implement a plan to respond to Typhoon Noru.
In order to ensure the safety of flight operations, people and property at airports and aerodromes, and minimize negative impacts on flight operations, the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam requires agencies and organizations to on duty 24/24 hours; strictly implement the process of responding to storms and tropical depressions in civil aviation activities.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam requested the Vietnam Flight Management Corporation to direct aviation meteorological service providers to strengthen the work of ensuring the quality of meteorological information; continuously monitor the weather situation in the area of responsibility, update forecast and warning bulletins; provide adequate and timely monitoring, forecasting and warning information to users.
For airports, airlines, and flight operations assurance service providers, the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam requires units to strengthen coordination; closely monitor the evolution of typhoon Noru to adjust flight plans in some localities directly affected by typhoon Noru and absolutely ensure flight operations.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam also requires the Airport Authority to supervise the implementation of response contents at the relevant airports; ensure smooth communication in all situations.