HÀ NỘI — Various measures in weather forecasting, air traffic flow management and flight operations have been taken by the Việt Nam Air Traffic Management Corporation (VATM) to cope with the thick fog and low cloud cover at northern localities’ airports over the past few days. The procedures require technical standards for equipment and air traffic controllers, while pilots must be highly qualified and approved by the Civil Aviation Authority of Việt Nam. The Air Traffic Flow Regulation Procedure in adverse weather conditions has also been applied. This is one of the air traffic flow management measures to balance flight operations demand and operational capacity at the airport when bad weather occurs. The corporation has worked with the National Centre for Hydrometeorological Forecasting to strengthen efficiency in weather forecasting, especially in times when bad weather phenomena often occur, affecting flight operations.