A plane of Vietnam Airlines (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam Airlines has delayed flights between Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) on October 2 evening due to impact of Storm Mitag in the Northeast Asian region. The national flag carrier announced that Flights VN422 and VN426 from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi to the RoK’s Busan city, along with Flights VN423 and VN427 from Busan to HCM City, will take off on October 3 morning, instead of October 2 evening as initially planned. Flights VN408, VN416, VN440, VN430 and VN441 from HCM City, Da Nang city and Cam Ranh city to Incheon city of the RoK will also be delayed for several hours. Passengers on the rescheduled flights will receive support from the carrier in line with regulations. On September 30, Vietnam Airlines also rescheduled flights to and from Shanghai Pudong International Airport of China due to the storm. It recommended passengers who plan to travel to or form the airports affected by this storm … [Read more...] about Vietnam Airlines delays more flights due to Storm Mitag
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The national carrier is allowed to operate flights between Viet Nam’s Ho Chi Minh City and Ha Noi and the U.S. cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco (California); New York (New York), Seattle (Washington) and Dallas - Fort Worth (Texas). The transit flights will include stops in Taipei (Taiwan – China), Osaka and Nagoya (Japan). Viet Nam Airlines is also allowed to operate flights to the Canadian cities of Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto via points in the U.S. In addition, Viet Nam Airlines is also licensed to operate routes from destinations outside Viet Nam, via Viet Nam or other transit points to 25 destinations in the U.S. under codeshare arrangements. This license also allows it to operate charter flights between the two countries. Viet Nam Airlines is the first and only airline in Viet Nam to receive such as license from the U.S. Department of Transportation, which is an important step in … [Read more...] about VN Airlines granted license to commercial flights to U.S.
Residents are taken to safety by boat in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, on Oct. 13, 2019, after a nearby river overflowed due to Typhoon Hagibis, submerging the northeastern Japan city. — KYODO/VNA Photo. TOKYO — Tens of thousands of rescue workers were searching Monday for survivors of powerful Typhoon Hagibis, two days after the storm slammed into Japan, killing at least 35 people. Hagibis crashed into the country on Saturday night, but brought hours of heavy rains even before it arrived, causing landslides and filling rivers until they burst their banks. The destruction forced the Rugby World Cup being hosted by Japan to cancel several games, but the "Brave Blossoms", as the national team is known, lifted spirits with a stunning 28-21 victory over Scotland on Sunday that put them into the quarter-finals of the tournament for the first time. More than 110,000 rescuers, including 31,000 troops, worked through the night and into Monday, a national holiday, searching for … [Read more...] about Japan rescuers seek survivors after Typhoon Hagibis kills 35