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|Passengers stranded at Kansai International Airport by Typhoon Jebi line up outside the airport as they wait for the arrival of a special bus service to transport them out of the area in Izumisato, Japan, Septtember 5. Photo voanews.com|
Vietnam Airlines said Kansai Airport in Osaka was being repaired after damage by the typhoon so that it only received a limited number of flights from September 18 to 20. The carrier will re-open the route between HCM City and Osaka with one flight per day by Boeing 787 aircraft. After September 20, the company will work with Kansai Airport to restore flights between Hà Nội and Osaka with the frequency one trip per day.
In order to meet the needs of passengers traveling between Vietnam and Japan while the Kansai Airport is being upgraded, Vietnam Airlines will put into operation a Boeing 787 aircraft, which have a higher number of seats, replacing Airbus A321 on the route between Hà Nội - Nagoya from September 18. The airline also plans to operate a Boeing 787 aircraft instead of Airbus A321 on the route between HCM City and Nagoya from September 21.
Earlier, typhoon Jebi hit Osaka and caused great damage to Kansai Airport. Vietnam Airlines had to cancel all its 56 flights to this airport from September 4-17. In order to ensure passengers could complete their travel plans, Vietnam Airlines quickly introduced flexible solutions such as free passenger transfer to other airports operating in Japan using Airbus wide aircraft A350 and Boeing 787 with more seats on flights between Hà Nội and HCM City and Nagoya.
The Vietnam Airlines flight schedule will continue to be updated in future newsletters. Passengers planning to travel to and from Osaka during this period should follow information on the website www.vietnamairlines.com.