Airports in Hai Phong, Quang Ninh closed due to storm Wipha

The Cat Bi airport in Hai Phong and Van Don airport in Quang Ninh will be temporarily closed from 12:00 on August 2 to 12:00 on August 3 due to the approaching storm Wipha.

Airports in Hai Phong, Quang Ninh closed due to storm Wipha
Planes at Cat Bi airport in Hai Phong city

Wipha, with winds near its centre having a velocity of 75-90 km per hour and gusts reaching the force 12 speed of 118 km per hour, is moving west at a speed of 5 to 10 km per hour, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.

It is expected to move onto the mainland from Quang Ninh to Thai Binh provinces in late afternoon on August 2, and then weaken into a low pressure system.

Many airlines have also adjusted their flight schedules to ensure aviation safety, with many flights to and from the two above-mentioned airports cancelled on August 2.

Vietjet Air will cancel all flights to and from Hai Phong on August 2 and 3, with 11 flights on August 2 and 13 on the next day. Some other flights are expected to be affected

Meanwhile, Jetstar Pacific is cancelling two flights to and from Hai Phong’s Cat Bi airport on August 2 and adjusting the time of some flights on several other routes.

The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has announced it will cancel five flights on the route between Hai Phong and Ho Chi Minh City on August 2 and one flight on August 3, while adjusting time of several flights to Hai Phong.

Bamboo Airways also redirects several flights from Hai Phong to Hanoi and changes the departing time for others.

More airlines adjust flight schedules due to storm Wipha

Vietjet Air and Jetstar Pacific have announced adjustments to their flight schedules on August 2 and 3 as storm Wipha is approaching the northern coast, bringing big rain and strong wind to the northeast, north, and central regions between August 1 and 4.

Vietjet Air will cancel all flights to and from the northern port city of Hai Phong on August 2 and 3, with 11 flights on August 2 and 13 on the next day. Some other flights are expected to be affected

Meanwhile, Jetstar Pacific is cancelling two flights to and from Hai Phong’s Cat Bi airport on August 2 and adjusting the time of some flights on several other routes.

 

The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has announced it will cancel five flights on the route between Hai Phong and Ho Chi Minh City on August 2 and one flight on August 3, while adjusting time of several flights to Hai Phong.

Storm Wipha is forecast to directly hit the northern coast area from Quang Ninh to Nam Dinh on late August 2. 

Vietnam Airlines to cancel flights on August 2 due to storm Wipha

The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has announced it will cancel five flights on the route between the northern port city of Hai Phong and Ho Chi Minh City on August 2 due to storm Wipha, which is forecast to hit waters offshore and inland areas of northern localities from Quang Ninh to Nam Dinh on August 2 and 3.

Two flights (VN1184 and VN1187) on the route on August 2 will be moved forward to ensure landing in Cat Bi airport in Hai Phong before the airport is closed from 12:00 on August 2 to 12:00 on August 3.

Two flights on the Da Nang-Hai Phong route (VN1672 and VN1673) on the day will also be cancelled, along with flights VN1286, VN1287 between Van Don airport in the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh and Ho Chi Minh City.

On August 3, flight VN1181 on the Hai Phong-Ho Chi Minh City route will be cancelled, while two others (VN1180 and VN1183) will be delayed by about five hours so that the flights will arrive in Hai Phong after 12:00.

To support passengers affected by the storm, Vietnam Airlines will add one return flight between Da Nang and Hanoi and one return flight between Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. It will also replace the normal Airbus A321 with a Boeing 787-9 plane on a return flight on the Ho Chi Minh City-Hanoi route to accommodate more passengers.

Besides, other domestic flights of Vietnam Airlines may also be affected by the storm, and passengers are advised to keep themselves updated on the weather forecast and flight schedule adjustments at the airline’s website www.vietnamairlines.com, its Facebook page www.facebook.com/VietnamAirlines, its customer service call centre at 1900 1100, or ticket agents nationwide.

Storm Wipha, the third to hit Vietnam this year, is expected to cause rain, whirlwind and flood in the northeast, north, and central regions between August 1 and 4, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.

Low tropical pressure in East Sea strengthens into storm

Low tropical pressure in East Sea strengthens into storm

 A tropical depression in the northern part of the East Sea has strengthened into a typhoon, becoming the third one to hit the region this year, announced the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting on July 31.  

 
 

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