Chu Lai Airport has to close until the afternoon of October 30 after being damaged by Storm Molave.
The Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam announced that five out of six airports that have to be closed temporarily during Storm Molave have been reopened. Tuy Hoa Airport in Phu Yen was reopened at 4 pm on October 28. Pleiku, Phu Cat, Phu Bai and Danang airports was reopened at 4 am on October 29.
However, Chu Lai Airport will continue to be closed until October 30 since the terminals and other equipment have been damaged by the storm. Several sections of the airport were unroofed and the windows broke while trees were knocked over.
Before the storm made landfall in Vietnam, the Civil Aviation Administration asked all agencies to carry out preventive plans and have measures to prevent flooding at airports. The managers and authorities must ensure aviation safety and minimise damage in order to reopen the airports as soon as possible.
This article was originally published in Dtinews