Asian flights to Vietnam affected as Typhoon Doksuri nears

By Hoang Phong    July 26, 2023 | 01:31 am PT
Asian flights to Vietnam affected as Typhoon Doksuri nears
A Vietnam Airlines aircraft lands at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City in January 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran
Vietnam Airlines has announced to delay a series of flights from Taiwan to Hanoi and HCMC on Thursday by three to four hours due to the impacts of Typhoon Doksuri.

Other flights from Japan and South Korea to HCMC and Da Nang on Thursday would arrive later than scheduled since they are forced to make a detour to avoid the typhoon, the carrier said in press release.

A series of flights from Nha Trang and HCMC to Seoul on Wednesday were also affected by the typhoon.

At least one person died as powerful typhoon Doksuri lashed the coastline of the northern Philippines with winds of up to 175 kilometres per hour (108 miles per hour) on Wednesday, Reuters reported.

The storm, labelled as a super typhoon by China's Meteorological Administration, is nearly 900 km (560 miles) across and is expected to sustain strength as it continues its course towards Taiwan and the Chinese mainland.

Doksuri would be second typhoon to make landfall in the Chinese mainland in less than two weeks after Talim slammed into Guangdong on July 17. Many international flights between Vietnam and Asian destinations were also delayed then.

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