|A map shows the likely route of Storm Talim. Photo courtesy of the National Center for Hydro-meterorological Forecasting|
HCM CITY — Storm Talim, a tropical storm turned typhoon, has caused delays and disruptions to international flights, particularly between major cities in Việt Nam and China.
National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines on Monday (July 17) announced delays to several flights, including from Hà Nội and HCM City to Hong Kong.
Flights from Đà Nẵng to Seoul and Tokyo were also delayed.
The carrier has rescheduled almost all flights over the next few days.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Việt Nam (CAAV) has also warned about potential disruptions at airports such as Vân Đồn (Quảng Ninh), Nội Bài (Hà Nội), Cát Bi (Hải Phòng), and Thọ Xuân (Thanh Hóa) due to thunderstorms and strong winds.
It has instructed airports and airlines to closely monitor the storm’s movement to ensure flight safety.
Storm Talim has strengthened into a typhoon and is expected to make landfall in southern China and northern Việt Nam.
It will hit Leizhou Peninsula in China before making landfall in northern Việt Nam.
It is expected to bring heavy rains and pack winds of over 140 kilometres per hour.
It is expected to enter Việt Nam’s northeastern region by 7am on Wednesday (July 19).
The National Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention has called on provinces in the path of the typhoon to monitor it and prepare response measures.
Air passengers are recommended to regularly update themselves on weather and airline information. — VNS