Although the newly-updraded runway 1B at Noi Bai is designed for landing in bad weather, it has been only available for take-off as a section of 800 meters of it remains incomplete.
Meanwhile, the runway 1A is unequipped for touchdown in such poor weather as Thursday morning.
Therefore, the Hanoi-based airdrome could only handle departures during the aforementioned period of time.
In addition to the rerouted flights, a number of other flights were either delayed or had their departure time adjusted.
It was until after 12:30 pm on the same day that Noi Bai resumed receiving incoming flights as the weather improved.