Passenger Breaks Down in Tears After Flight to Vinh Ends Up at Noi Bai Airport

A series of flights disrupted by bad weather in the North has left many passengers with disrupted travel plans, flying to Vinh but landing in Hanoi; flying to Hanoi, landing in... Hai Phong.

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On February 2, V.H, who lives in Ho Chi Minh City, informed the Người Lao Động newspaper that she was still on a passenger bus from Hanoi to Vinh (Nghệ An) at 11:30 that day after struggling at Noi Bai Airport since dawn.

According to the schedule, V.H bought an air ticket to go home for the Lunar New Year from Ho Chi Minh City to Vinh, departing at 1 am this morning and expected to land at 3 am.

“When I got off the plane, the whole group learned that the plane landed…at Noi Bai instead of Vinh as originally scheduled. At that time, Bamboo Airways announced that due to bad weather, the plane could not land at Vinh airport. The airline supported each passenger with 250,000 VND for transportation by bus back to Vinh” – V.H recounted.

Thick fog prevented many flights from landing on schedule this morning in northern provinces. Photo: Phan Công

It was recorded that many flights of airlines were delayed, cancelled or landed at different airports. Ms. Dao Ngoc, who lives in Ho Chi Minh City, said that before her flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi on February 2, also operated by Bamboo Airways, the airline announced that due to bad weather, the plane couldn’t land at Hanoi and would have to land at Cat Bi Airport (Hai Phong).

In a conversation with a reporter from Người Lao Động newspaper, a representative of Bamboo Airways said that having to land at different airports was an inevitable incident due to the bad weather in Hanoi and the northern provinces with thick fog and bad weather, hoping passengers understand.

Passengers struggling at Noi Bai Airport at 3 am

Bamboo Airways explained that due to the thick fog and low visibility, the airline had to adjust the operation plan for some flights departing/arriving at Noi Bai Airport (Hanoi) and some airports in the northern region directly or indirectly affected.

In the latest update, Vietnam Airlines announced that it had to adjust the flight schedule due to the influence of fog in the North and Central regions.

Specifically, due to the effects of fog and bad weather in Noi Bai (Hanoi), Tho Xuan (Thanh Hoa), Vinh (Nghe An), Phu Bai (Hue) airports, to ensure safety, Vietnam Airlines had to adjust the departure time by 2 to 6 hours for flights arriving and departing from these airports in the early morning and morning of February 2.

8 flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Vinh and 1 flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Thanh Hoa, Hue were also delayed in taking off.

At Noi Bai Airport, many domestic and international flights that landed here had to wait in the sky or land at backup airports in Hai Phong or Da Nang, waiting for better weather. Flights taking off from Noi Bai also had to change the operation time to ensure safety.

Nearly 30 other domestic and international flights were affected and had schedule changes.

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