Airlines reschedule domestic flights as storm Matmo approaches central region

Wednesday, 2019-10-30 21:33:13
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Vietnam Airlines and Jetstar Pacific have announced plan to adjust schedules of their flights to and from airports in the south central region due to storm Matmo. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines and budget airline Jetstar Pacific have announced plan to adjust schedules of their flights to and from Nha Trang, Phu Yen, Quy Nhon, Da Lat, Pleiku and Buon Ma Thuot on October 30 as storm Matmo is approaching the central coastal and Central Highlands regions.

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Vietnam Airlines said flights connecting Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City with Nha Trang, namely VN1564, VN1565, VN1358 and VN1359, are cancelled. Meanwhile, flights VN440 and VN441 between Nha Trang and the Republic of Korea’s Seoul will be delayed until October 31.

Bad weather also leads to the cancellation of flights VN1650 and VN1651 between Ho Chi Minh City and Phu Yen, and flights VN1396, VN1397, VN1624 and VN1625 between Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City and Quy Nhon.

The airline plans to shelve flights between Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang and Da Lat, including VN1384, VN1385 and VN1955.

Several flights connecting Da Nang with Buon Ma Thuot (VN1914 and VN1915), Hanoi with Pleiku (VN1613), Pleiku with Ho Chi Minh City (1427), Hanoi and Buon Ma Thuot (VN1603), and Buon Ma Thuot with Ho Chi Minh City (VN1415) will take off from 45 minutes to 2 hours and 25 minutes earlier than the previous schedule.

In a bid to ensure safety for its passengers, Jetstar Pacific has cancelled flights BL434 and BL435 on Ho Chi Minh City - Phu Yen route.

As other domestic flights may be affected by the storm, Vietnam Airlines and Jetstar Pacific recommended their passengers, who have plans to travel to and from airports in the south central region, to keep close watch on the weather development, and update information from the carriers.

Passengers on the rescheduled flights will receive support from the carrier in line with current regulations.

For further information, Vietnam Airlines’ passengers can visit the airline’s website www.vietnamairlines.com, its Facebook page www.facebook.com/VietnamAirlines, and call ticket offices nationwide or customer service 1900 1100 (within the country) or 84 24 38320 320 (in foreign countries), while customers of Jetstar Pacific should visit the website www.jetstar.com/vn, Facebook page www.facebook.com/JetstarVN or call customer service 1900 1550.