Several flights canceled at NAIA

Several flights were canceled on Monday still due to excessive flight delays after a Xiamen Airlines plane veered off while landing and blocked the runway late last week, causing major flight schedule disruptions. In an advisory by the Manila International Airport Authorities (Miaa), the following flights were canceled as of 6:30 a.m.:AirAsiaZ2 0763 Manila – CebuZ2 0764 Cebu – ManilaZ2 0424 Manila – Puerto PrincesaZ2 0425 Puerto Princesa – ManilaZ2 0309 Manila – IloiloZ2 0310 Iloilo – ManilaZ2 225 Manila – CaticlanZ2 226 Caticlan – ManilaZ2 761 Manila – CebuZ2 762 Cebu-ManilaCebu Pacific5J 483 Manila – Bacolod5J 484 Bacolod – Manila5J 451 Manila – Iloilo5J 452 Iloilo – Manila5J 321 Manila – Legazpi5J 322 Legazpi – ManilaIn a press briefing on Sunday, Miaa General Manager Ed Monreal said that 681 flights have flown in and out of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport since the reopening of the runway. ADVERTISEMENTXiamen Air Flight MF8667 from China veered off the runway while landing in a downpour near midnight on Thursday and got stuck in a muddy field with one engine and wheel ripped off. The runway was closed most of Friday as emergency crews removed excess fuel then tried to lift the aircraft, its belly resting on the muddy ground, away from the main runway which was being cleared of debris. READ: Flight schedules back to normal after Naia runway reopening[Please refresh for updates]

August 19, 2018 23:48 UTC

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