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CAAP: Airports back to normal operations

October 30, 2022 Jun I. Legaspi 401 views

ALL airports have resumed normal operations, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) reported.

In the official statements sent by (CAAP), for area center II, Tuguegarao, continuous light raid with cloudy skies, no damages to property and equipment. Runway is wet buýt no flooding, clearing of canal and waterways done before onset of typhoon.All flight cancelled.

Airports which are again operation normally include the Legazpi Airport, Naga Airport, Virac Airport, Masbate Airport, Daet Airport, Sorsogon Airport and Bulan Airport, Zamboanga International Airport, Pagadian Airport, Dipolog Airport, Sanga-Sanga Airport, Jolo Airport, Ipil Airport, Liloy Airport, Siocon Airport and Cagayan De Sulu Airport.

Meanwhile, PAL Spokesperson Cielo Villaluna said the management is mobilizing to resume full operations at the Manila airport as Typhoon Paeng exits the Philippines and weather conditions are improving slowly.

Flights to and from Manila will operate Sunday, October 30, 2022, except for those previously cancelled. However, some flights may need to be delayed or adjusted. It will take some time to restore normal schedules even after the typhoon recedes and weather improves.

“We need to reposition aircraft that were held back or diverted to other airports, and adjust schedules based on revised slots and clearances at affected airports in coordination with aviation authorities. It is also a challenge to maintain staffing levels at airports and support offices, as well as for aircraft crew, because of problems with flooding and storm damage that affected many of our personnel, along with many other Filipino citizens in Metro Manila and key Philippine cities,” said Villaluna.

Villaluna added that PAL will keep a close watch on the weather situation at Metro Manila and other parts of the Philippines, as heavy rainfall may continue to affect certain areas. A number of cities in the Visayas and Mindanao were badly affected by flooding and heavy rains, even if they were not in the direct path of the storm itself.

Our main concern is safety, and we may need to cancel or adjust flights if required for safety reasons related to weather conditions.

If you have a flight to or from Manila and other affected areas, we advise you to check the status of your journey before proceeding to the airport. Please log on to https://www.philippineairlines.com/en/flight-status.

A flight’s status is updated in real time, and there is no need to call the PAL contact center to verify the information. We encourage you to continue monitoring the status of your flight using the Flight Status self-service tool on our website so that we can keep our contact center hotlines free of congestion. You may also check further advisories on our Official PAL Facebook page.

Passengers may access the online self-reaccommodation tool for flight rebooking. Click Manage and then select Flight Disruption in our homepage at www.philippineairlines.com.

For urgent concerns and information, passengers may reach PAL via: Hotline: (+632) 8539-0000 / (+632) 8855-8888;Philippines Mobile – (+63) 919-056-2255; Messenger: https://bit.ly/PALMessenger; Viber: Search for Philippine Airlines;

WhatsApp: Add us as a new contact (+63) 998-951-4359; and myPAL Web Chat: https://bit.ly/PAL-Web-Chat.

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