The airport’s manager, Mohd Nadzim Hashim said one was a flight arrival and the other, departure, involving the Kuching-Tanjung Manis and Tanjung Manis-Kuching sectors.
“MASwings flights using the Twin Otter aircraft from Kuching-Tanjung Manis and Tanjung Manis-Kuching have been cancelled due to the haze. The cancellations involve seven passengers,” he said when contacted today.
Mohd Nadzim said the hazy conditions had also caused delays to three flight departures at LTAB Kuching and to three flight arrivals.
“The two airlines affected are AirAsia and Malindo Air, causing flight arrival delay to 430 passengers and flight departure delay to another 431 passengers,” he added.
Mohd Nadzim advised all passengers flying via LTAB Kuching to check their flight schedules with the airlines they are flying with before going to the airport.
As at 11am today, the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading in Kuching was at 209, indicating very unhealthy air quality.– BERNAMA