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Heavy fog delays flights
AFAR
2/10/2003

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Over the weekend, the fog covering Incheon International Airport in Seoul, Korea caused massive delays on all flights both taking off and landing. In total, thirty-five planes set to land at Incheon were re-routed to land in Gimhae and Jeju Island. In addition, fifty-six planes set for departure were delayed over one hour on average. On Sunday, visibility surrounding the airport was measured at 110 to 160 meters, clearly under the internationally required minimum of over 200 meters. By 12:30PM, the fog had subsided enough for flights to resume. This marks the second time this year that Incheon has been flightless due to fog.

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