Thickening smog disrupts airport’s flight schedules
Published on: Tuesday, September 17, 2019
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PALANGKA RAYA: The thickening haze arising from land and forest fires disrupted the flight schedules of Tjilik Riwut Airport in Palangka Raya, the capital city of Central Kalimantan Province, on Sunday.

The thick smoke had significantly reduced visibility to 600 metres making pilots uneasily land at the airport, Siswanto, the executive General Manager of state-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura II-Tjilik Riwut Airport said here on Sunday.

The airport authorities just served two Lion Air’s flights for Surabaya and Jakarta on Sunday morning, he said, adding that the poor visibility has also made Garuda Indonesia cancel its take-off from and landing at the airport.

The thickening smog arising from the ongoing wildfires had disrupted several flight schedules, including the ones from Palangka Raya to cities like Jakarta, Surabaya, Yogyakarta, and Solo, he added.


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