Vietnam Airlines and several other carriers have cancelled or adjusted the schedule of many flights to and from areas to be affected by typhoon Tembin.
|A plane takes off at Tan Son Nhat Airport, HCM City. Illustrative image
The national flag carrier cancelled all flights from 12:40 to 20:30 on December 25 on the routes between Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City and Phu Quoc in the southern province of Kien Giang, and between Hanoi and the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho. Passengers affected by the cancellation will be arranged to fly on the next day
Meanwhile, the schedule of flights from 15:00 to 23:00 on December 25 will be adjusted according to latest reports about Tembin, and be updated frequently on Vietnam Airlines’ website and facebook.
VASCO also cancelled 16 flights between HCM City and Con Dao from 8:45 to 15:00 on December 25.
Jetstar Pacific will adjust the schedule of flights to and from Tan Son Nhat Airport in HCM City and Phu Quoc Island depending on the movement of the typhoon.
Low-cost carrier Vietjet Air cancelled some flights on Hanoi-Can Tho, Ha Noi- Phu Quoc, Da Nang-Can Tho-Hanoi and HCM City-Phu Quoc routes on December 25.
As consequence of the changes, a number of domestic flights of the carriers are expected to be delayed. Passengers can get update information on the carriers’ official websites or facebook, as well as ticket offices.
Tembin hit Mindanao, the second biggest island of the Philippines, on December 22, with death toll now having risen to 240, according to latest reports.
The typhoon is forecast to land in the coastal area from Ba Ria – Vung Tau to Ca Mau provinces in the evening of December 25.