Planes are surrounded by thick fog at Hanoi’s Noi Bai Airport, February 18, 2022. Photograph courtesy of Noi Bai Worldwide Airport
26 flights from and to Hanoi’s Noi Bai Airport from Thursday night time to Friday morning needed to both be diverted, delayed or canceled as a result of thick fog.
From 8 p.m. Thursday to 4 a.m. Friday, unfavorable climate situations prevented the airport from receiving incoming flights, based on an airport consultant.
Two worldwide cargo flights needed to be diverted to Hai Phong and Laos. A flight from Hong Kong needed to flip round again to the place it got here from. A flight from Japan needed to be diverted to Ho Chi Minh Metropolis’s Tan Son Nhat Airport.
12 home flights needed to be diverted to Phu Bai in Thua Thien-Hue and Da Nang in central Vietnam and Cat Bi in Hai Phong close to Hanoi.
Over 10 flights from Noi Bai couldn’t take off Thursday night time, forcing airways to cancel flights because of the lack of planes, affecting over 1,000 passengers. Airways had to assist some passengers on canceled worldwide flights to remain at accommodations whereas ready for extra flights the following day.
At Noi Bai, visibility solely reached 700-800 m whereas the northeast wind velocity was at 1-2 m/s.
“The fog was thick and the cloud ceiling was low, which was not fitted to aviation. If there’s sufficient rain or wind, the fog could dissipate,” stated an airport consultant.
By 4 a.m. Friday, climate situations improved, however flights should still be delayed, the consultant added.
Thick fog has additionally affected different airports in northern and north central Vietnam, for instance in Vinh, Cat Bi or Van Don. Some flights to those places have needed to be diverted both to Noi Bai or Da Nang.
Tran Hoai Phuong, director of the Northern Airports Authority, stated airports in northern Vietnam may obtain flights usually beginning 4 a.m. Friday.
Northern Vietnam areas have been experiencing mild rains and drizzles at night time and within the morning as a result of winds from the northeast bringing moisture from the ocean.
Temperatures in northern Vietnam is anticipated to rise barely Friday midday to round 22 levels, earlier than plunging quickly as a result of a mass of chilly air shifting southward from China. Mountainous areas may even see frost and snow consequently, based on the Nationwide Heart for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.