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CAAP updates operational status of Odette-hit airports

December 20, 2021 Willy M. Balasa 318 views

THE Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) issued an update on the status of their operated airports nationwide amid the devastation of Super Typhoon “Odette.”

CAAP-operated airports on the path of Super Typhoon “Odette” that are now operational include Busuanga Airport, Puerto Princesa International Airport, Bicol International Airport, Caticlan Airport, Kalibo International Airport, Roxas Airport, Bohol-Panglao International Airport, Tacloban Airport, Ormoc Airport, Laguindingan Airport, Cotabato Airport, Davao International Airport, General Santos Airport and Butuan Airport.

CAAP-operated airports that sustained damages but operational are San Vicente Airport, Antique Airport, Bacolod-Silay Airport, Iloilo International Airport, Dumaguete Airport, Maasin Airport and Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) which is open for domestic operations only.

According to CAAP Director General Capt. Jim Sydiongco, MCIA is operated by Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority [MCIAA] but CAAP maintains technical facilities in the airport.

Meanwhile, CAAP said still closed for operations are the Surigao and Siargao Airport s — except for government/military, emergency, cargo, and humanitarian flights.

Many of the airports that were affected by the typhoon are still experiencing commercial power outage and telecommunication signal loss. To restore communication channels, CAAP has dispatched satellite phones to the airports that will be needing them most.

Sydiongco inspected Surigao, Siargao, Mactan, and Maasin on Sunday alog with representatives from CAAP Air Navigation Service (ANS) and Aerodrome Development and Maintenance Service (ADMS) to assess the situation and plan for the next steps that should be undertaken in the affected airports and facilities.