Vietnam reverses Taiwan flight ban after causing chaos

Focus Taiwan
Date: 02/01/2020
By: Emerson Lim and Lee Hsin-Yin

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Taipei, Feb. 1 (CNA) Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA) has confirmed that Vietnam has withdrawn its previous announcement that it was imposing a ban on flights with Taiwan to keep the threat of spreading coronavirus at bay.

Vietnam's civil aviation authorities announced a ban on all flights to and from China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan for a period of 90 days that was to take effect Saturday.

It even issued four separate "Notice to Airmen" (NOTAM) sent to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) announcing the discontinuation of all flights between Vietnam and the four countries and territories.

But the Vietnamese civil aviation authority did a quick about face, reversing the ban on flights with Taiwan, according to both the CAA and VietJet Air, which had three planes at Taoyuan International Airport waiting to return to Vietnam after the ban took effect.    [FULL  STORY]

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