KOTA KINABALU:, East Malaysia - Five inbound and outbound flights involving the Tawau-Kota Kinabalu route have been cancelled due to the worsening haze, leaving hundreds of passengers stranded in airports.
On Sunday morning, two flights were cancelled - Tawau bound MH2121 and Kota Kinabalu bound MH2122.
Another flight from Kuala Lumpur bound for Tawau - AK5748 - that was supposed to land at 3.15pm was delayed and subsequently diverted here.
“The passengers are restless and angry but we have no choice because we can’t fly in this hazy condition,” said a spokesman of Tawau airport who did not want to be identified.
She said the safety of passengers was of utmost importance and the flights would commence as soon as visibility improves.
It is also understood that the MASwings flight MH2121 from here to Tawau had to be diverted to Brunei due to the haze.
Source: The Star