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Kerteh Airport Reopens As Visibility Level Improves

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KEMAMAN – The Kerteh Airport in Kemaman, which was completely shutdown for all flights yesterday, resumes operations today after the visibility level improved.

Petronas’ East Coast Region Communication and Media Relations Manager Zamri Mohamad said the visibility range at 10 am was 1,200 metres, hence enabling all take-offs and landings be managed as usual.

“Alhamdulillah (All praise be to Allah), the visibility range has improved today to over 1,000 metres compared to below 1,000 metres yesterday and shift changes of crew members are also running smoothly,” he told Bernama here today.

Zamri said Petronas was constantly monitoring the situation and abiding by the advice of the Department of Civil Aviation and the International Civil Aviation Organisation.

Since Monday, a total of 11 helicopter rides were affected daily, involving the shift changes of more than 300 crew members, and Malindo Air and FireFly flights have had to be diverted to airports in Kuantan and Kuala Terengganu.

The airport was closed from early yesterday when the visibility range at 7 am was 600 metres. – BERNAMA

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