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Vinh Airport resumes operations after runway repair

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Vinh Airport in the north-central province of Nghe An resumed operations this morning, July 4, as the repair of the runway surface had been completed.

Tran Hoai Phuong, director of the Northern Aviation Authority, said that the airport’s infrastructure and equipment now meet the requirements for aviation services.

The airport was closed for almost a day as a 40-square-meter runway area with peeled-off asphalt was detected.

Numerous flights had been delayed or canceled due to the repair. Some flights to Vinh Airport were redirected to the nearby Tho Xuan Airport in Thanh Hoa Province.

Based on initial investigation results, the delamination of the asphalt on Vinh Airport’s runway might have been caused by high temperatures and incessant rain.

Nghe An Province and other parts of central Vietnam have recently been hit with hot weather, with temperatures soaring to 38-44 degrees Celsius.

The airport has been in service since 2003. It handles an average of 21-26 flights per day, the local media reported.

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