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LAST_UPDATESun, 24 Sep 2017 10am

Vietnam: Airlines Cancel Flights Due To Storm Doksuri

HANOI -- Several airlines have announced cancellation of flights to and from airports in Vietnam's central coastal region on Thursday and Friday out of concern for safety as Storm Doksuri, the strongest storm to hit Vietnam in many years, is approaching the central coast, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.

 Jetstar Pacific said it cancels four flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Chu Lai (Quang Nam province) and Ho Chi Minh City-Dong Hoi (Quang Binh province) late flights on Sept 14 and 12 other flights on Sept 15 between Ho Chi Minh City and Thanh Hoa/Hue/Vinh (Nghe An province)/ Dong Hoi, and between Hue and Da Lat (Lam Dong province)/Dong Hoi/ Chiang Mai (Thailand). 

 Vietjet Air suspended its flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Chu Lai airport on Thursday. 

 Doksuri, the biggest storm to hit Vietnam in many years, is forecast to make landfall in the central region on late Friday and early Saturday. 

 This is the first time Vietnam has rated the Danger Level 4 for a storm, said Hoang Duc Cuong, head of the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF).

-- BERNAMA