Two AirAsia flights to Sibu diverted due to thick fog

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  • Saturday, 05 Sep 2015

KUCHING: Two AirAsia flights scheduled to land at the Sibu Airport Saturday were diverted to Bintulu Aiport due to limited visibility caused by thick fog.

Sibu Airport manager Zainuddin Abu Nasir said that the affected flights were AK6462 flight from Kuching, which was scheduled to land at 7.55am, while AK5876 flight from Kuala Lumpur was scheduled to arrive at 9.55am.

Both aircraft later arrived safely in Sibu at 10.20am and 10.48am respectively when visibility improved, he said.

He added a Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight from Kota Kinabalu which was scheduled to arrive in Sibu at 9.10am, had to circle in the air and only landed about half an hour later.

Zainuddin said that between 6am and 10pm Saturday night, the Sibu Airport was expected to handle 13 flights.

Meanwhile, an officer on duty at the Kuching International Airport told Bernama that to date, four MAS flights and one AirAsia flight which were scheduled to land at the airport, were experiencing delays due to bad weather. - Bernama

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