Nearly 60 flights canceled because of storms

June 20, 2012 | 14:47
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Nearly 60 domestic and international flights of Vietnam Airlines has been canceled or delayed, owing to storms Guchol and Talim offshore the Philippines.

Vietnam Airlines verified the information on late afternoon of June 16, saying that all of these flights directly influenced by the two typhoons, which are heading to Northeast Asia.

At least 15 international flights were affected by the storms, including four from Hanoi to Tokyo and Osaka and vice versa, eight flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Gaosyong and vice versa, and three flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Tokyo and Ho Chi Minh City to Gaosyong and vice versa.

In addition, 44 flights from Dalat to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City and Danang were canceled from June 17 to 19.

Powerful Tropical Storm Talim is moving towards southern China but is unlikely to directly affect Vietnam, while an even stronger typhoon, Guchol, is travelling northeast of the Philippines, the National Hydro-meteorological Forecasting Center reported yesterday, June 19.

Talim is bringing rain and thunderstorms to central Vietnam while causing rough seas in the north and central areas of the East Sea.

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