Airport The situation at Bacolod Silay Airport on Jan. 2, 2023. Photo courtesy of CAAP

CAAP: Provincial airports resume normal operations

January 3, 2023 Jun I. Legaspi 234 views

THE Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) is pleased to report that normal operations have resumed at provincial airports which were affected by the power failure encountered by the equipment at the Air Traffic Management Center (ATMC) on January 1, 2022.

These airports include Bicol International Airport, Tacloban Airport, Zamboanga Airport, Pagadian Airport, Dipolog Airport, Jolo Airport, Tawi-Tawi Airport, Laguindingan Airport, Camiguin Airport, Ozamiz Airport, Dumaguete Airport, Bohol-Panglao International Airport, Puerto Princesa International Airport, Tuguegarao Airport, Cauayan Airport, Basco Airport, Iloilo International Airport, Kalibo International Airport, Bacolod-Silay Airport, Roxas Airport, Antique Airport, Butuan Airport, Siargao Airport, Surigao Airport, San Jose Airport, Romblon Airport, General Santos Airport, Cotabato Airport, and Davao International Airport, which catered flights that were either canceled, delayed, or diverted during the service interruption.

CAAP added that the recovery flights from diverted and delayed flights in these airports had been successfully dispatched to their location and mounted by the airlines on case to case basis.

Meanwhile, the aviation authority said that other passengers had been re-booked to other scheduled flights with the assistance of their airlines.

CAAP, in a statement, said it “apologizes for the inconvenience caused by the disruption of services and appreciates the patience and understanding of our passengers during this time. CAAP is committed to ensuring the safety and efficiency of its operations and will continue to quickly work towards correcting and improving the air travel experience in the Philippines.”