|Nine airports in the central region will be closed for two days as super typhoon Noru makes landfall in the region. — VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — The Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV) announced ten central regional airports will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday (September 27 and 28) as super typhoon Noru makes landfall.
Chu Lai Airport in Quảng Nam Province will be closed from 7 am Tuesday to 7 am the following day.
Đà Nẵng airport, Phú Bài in Thừa Thiên-Huế Province, Phù Cát in Bình Định Province and Pleiku in Gia Lai Province will be closed from 12 am Tuesday to 12 am.
Vinh, Đồng Hới, Tuy Hòa, Buôn Ma Thuột and Liên Khương, in Nghệ An, Quảng Bình, Phú Yên, Đắk Lắk and Lâm Đồng provinces, will also suspend operations.
Airlines have announced they will cancel and postpone flights on routes to and from these airports during the storm's impact.
From Tuesday morning to Wednesday afternoon, Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet announced the suspension of flights to and from Chu Lai, Pleiku, Phù Cát and Đà Nẵng airports due to the temporary closure of the airport.
Vietnam Airlines has cancelled 106 flights to five airports. Of these, 70 flights were scheduled to or from Đà Nẵng, 16 to Phú Bài, 12 to Chu Lai, four in Pleiku and four in Phù Cát.
Bamboo Airways said it was forced to cancel 24 flights while Vietravel Airlines also cancelled eight.
Passengers on affected flights will be supported with a switch to other flights on the same itinerary if seats are available.
All airlines recommend that passengers planning to fly during this time stay up-to-date with the weather situation and information released online by the airline.
Passengers must pay attention to the routes and means of transport to the airport to have travel plans to ensure timely arrival.
Super typhoon Noru, one of the strongest in the last 20 years, entered the East Sea on Monday morning and is expected to hit Việt Nam's central provinces on Wednesday morning. Noru is the fourth storm to hit the East Sea this year. — VNS