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Many Vietjet flights affected by storm Usagi

Low-cost carrier Vietjet Air has rescheduled many flights from or to Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City on November 25 due to bad weathers caused by storm Usagi, which landed in central and southern localities the same day.

Incessant heavy downpours at the airport forced two flights between Ho Chi Minh City and the central city of Da Nang to change their departure times from late November 25 to the morning of the next day.

Four flights between the southern city and Buon Ma Thuot city in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak and Vinh city of central Nghe An province, initially scheduled to take off in the evening of November 25, were also delayed to the next morning.

Many other flights of the airline were also adjusted as a domino effect.

Vietjet Air had informed its passengers of these adjustments at the airports and through telephone calls and messages and its hotline 1900 1886.

Other airlines also had to reschedule or cancel many flights to and from localities in the region affected by the storm on November 24 and 25.

Storm Usagi, the ninth of its kind to enter the East Sea, made landfall in the southern central and southern coast of Vietnam at November 25 noon before weakening to a tropical depression.

When landing, it brought winds measuring 40-60km/h and gusting up to 89-102 km/h along with 150mm of rainfall. One person was killed by a falling tree in HCM City during the storm.

The North-South railway service was also affected after two sections of the railway in Ninh Thuan province were damaged by floods.