Illustrative image (Source: Vietjet Air)
Hanoi (VNA) – The low-cost carrier Vietjet Air has cancelled eight domestic flights as storm Dianmu is anticipated to hit several northern provinces on August 19.

They include roundtrip flights between Ho Chi Minh City and central Thanh Hoa province, Nha Trang city in central Khanh Hoa province and Thanh Hoa, HCM City and Hai Phong, Hai Phong and Da Lat city in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, Pleiku city the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong and Hai Phong, and Hai Phong and HCM City.

Besides, four flights to/ from Cat Bi International Airport in Hai Phong will be rerouted to/from Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, the carrier said.
Earlier, the national flag carrier, Vietnam Airlines, said it has canceled ten domestic flights as from August 19, due to the storm, which is forecast to roll into the coast from Hai Phong city to Ninh Binh province at around 10 am of August 19, with the strongest winds of 75-100km per hour.
After making landfall, it will continue affecting provinces in the northeastern and north-central regions.

The National Centre of Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting said widespread downpours will be recorded across the northern and northern central regions through August 20. A total rainfall of between 200-300mm, even 400mm, can be seen in these areas.

It also warned a high risk of flash floods and landslides in mountainous areas, along with inundation in lowland provinces in the regions.-VNA