Haze: Four flights cancelled at Ipoh airport due to poor visibility

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  • Monday, 23 Sep 2019

IPOH: Four flights departing and arriving from Sultan Azlan Shah Airport have been cancelled Monday (Sept 23) morning.

Airport manager Mohd Ali Osman said as at 7:30am, the visibility at the airport was only at 2km.

"The four affected flights are from Air Asia on the Johor Baru-Ipoh-Singapore and Singapore-Ipoh-Johor Baru routes at 9.20am and 12.50pm, respectively.

"These four flights are carrying more than 200 passengers," he said, adding that the visibility from the tower observation deck was only at 3km.

"We are still monitoring the situation," he added.

According to the Malaysian Air Pollution Index Management (APIMS) portal, as 8am the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading at Tasek Ipoh is at 154, Taiping at 111, Pegoh at 131, Seri Manjung at 172 and Tanjung Malim at 75.

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