MANILA, Philippines — Over 12,000 passengers were affected by flight cancellations at Clark International Airport Corp. (Ciac) in Pampanga after large portions of the ceiling in its passenger terminal collapsed at the height of the 6.1-magnitude earthquake on Monday. Local and international airlines canceled at least 115 flights when the airport was closed on April 22, with 60 flights canceled on Tuesday, said Ciac president Jaime Melo. A growing number of airlines operate flights from Clark, including local carriers Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and Air Asia, as well as Singapore’s Scoot and Dubai’s Emirates. The Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa), which operates Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia), meanwhile warned airline companies against taking advantage of Monday’s earthquake to arbitrarily delay or cancel flights. Naia chief Ed Monreal on Tuesday directed his operations team to admit flights that cannot be accommodated at Clark, following proper procedures and coordination with the Civil Aeronautics Board and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines.
Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer April 23, 2019 21:33 UTC