IPOH: The morning rain brought some respite as four flights were allowed to take off from the Sultan Azlan Shah Airport.
Airport general manager Mohd Ali Osman said visibility improved to 8km yesterday, enabling four flights to fly to Singapore and Johor Baru.
He said the earliest flight took off at 12.20pm.
Earlier, six flights to and from the airport were cancelled due to the haze in the southern region of Malaysia, affecting almost 800 passengers.
Mohd Ali said three inbound flights, including two AirAsia flights and one from Scoot, in the morning were cancelled.
He said the flights, two from Singapore and one from Johor Baru, were scheduled to touch down between 9am and 12.50pm.
“Due to this, we have to cancel three flights that have been scheduled to fly to Singapore from here.
“Those affected included AirAsia Flight AK1311 (9.45am), AirAsia AK6083 (1.15pm) and Scoot TR485 (9.40am), ” he said.
“A total of 795 passengers were affected, ” he added.
The weather has also started to improve as the Air Pollutant Index (API) readings have shows signs of decreasing.
As of 5pm yesterday, the API reading at Tasek, Ipoh and Pegoh, Ipoh was 111 and 89 respectively, compared to Thursday’s reading of 134 and 104.