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MANILA, Philippines – Some domestic and international flights have been cancelled due to Tropical Storm Mario (Fung-Wong).
As of 8 am, the Manila International Airport Authority announced the following suspended flights:
- Z2 300: Manila-Kalibo
- Z2 301: Kalibo-Manila
- Z2 425: Manila-Puerto Princesa
- Z2 428: Puerto Princesa-Manila
- Z2 352: Manila-Tagbilaran
- Z2 353: Tagbilaran-Manila
- Z2 884: Manila-Incheon
- Z2 885: Seoul-Manila
- 5J 391: Manila-Cagayan de Oro
- 5J 392: Cagayan de Oro-Manila
- 5J 385: Manila-Cagayan de Oro
- 5J 386: Cagayan de Oro-Manila
- 5J 513: Manila-San Jose
- 5J 514: San Jose-Manila
- 5J 327: Manila-Legazpi
- 5J 328: Legazpi-Manila
- 5J 329: Manila-Legazpi
- 5J 330: Legazpi-Manila
- 5J 373: Manila-Roxas
- 5J 374: Roxas-Manila
- 5J 447: Manila-Iloilo
- 5J 448: Iloilo-Manila
- 5J 629: Manila-Dumaguete
- 5J 630: Dumaguete-Manila
- 5J 531: Manila-Busuanga
- 5J 532: Busuanga-Manila
- 5J 703: Manila-Dipolog
- 5J 704: Dipolog-Manila
- 5J 857: Manila-Zamboanga
- 5J 858: Zamboanga-Manila
- 5J 887: Manila-Cotabato
- 5J 888: Cotabato-Manila
- 5J 911: Manila-Caticlan
- 5J 912: Caticlan-Manila
- 5J 970: Davao-Manila
- 5J 971: Manila-Davao
- 5J 977: Manila-Davao
- 5J 978: Davao-Manila
Jetstar Asia Airways
- 3K 764: Osaka-Manila
- 2P 2021: Manila-Masbate
- 2P 2022: Masbate-Manila
- 2P 2033: Manila-Busuanga
- 2P 2034: Busuanga-Manila
- 2P 2053: Manila-Caticlan
- 2P 2054: Caticlan Manila
- 2P 2079: Manila-Catarman
- 2P 2080: Catarman-Manila
- 2P 2981: Manila-Tacloban
- 2P 2982: Tacloban-Manila
- 2P 2777: Manila-Tagbilaran
- 2P 2778: Tagbilaran-Manila
- 5M 816: Manila-Basco
- 5M 816: Basco Manila
Meanwhile, the following flights have been diverted to another airport:
- 5J 258: Siem Reap-Manila (Diverted to Clark International Airport)
- 5J 679: Pudong-Manila (Diverted to Clark International Airport)
- 5J 752: Singapore-Manila (Diverted to Clark Interntional Airport)
China Eastern Airlines
- MU 211: Pudong-Manila (Diverted to Mactan Cebu International Airport)
Jetstar Asia Airways
- 3K 763: Singapore-Manila (Diverted to Clark International Airport)
- TR 2728: Singapore-Manila (Diverted to Clark International Airport)
Heavy rainfall warnings have been raised in several areas in Luzon, with Metro Manila, Rizal, and Bulacan now at the red warning level.
The tropical storm packs maximum sustained winds of 85 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 100 km per hour.
It is seen to move west northwest at 22 km per hour, PAGASA said, with moderate to intense rains (7 to 20 mm per hour) within the tropical storm’s 350-km diameter.
Meanwhile, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) from 3:57 am to 12 noon Friday, September 19, at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport due to a radar malfunction that has caused “limited communication” between the NAIA tower and pilots.
CAAP later issued an advisory that the Manila Radar Approach Service resumed normal operations at 11:23 am.
CAAP said it had earlier coordinated the NOTAM with airline operators, and that its technical personnel are working on the radar.
Due to the radar malfunction, CAAP only allowed “RNAV capable aircraft like Airbus 319 or Boeing 737” to use the NAIA approach until the technical problem was resolved.
Acccording to the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) official website, RNAV – En Route Area Navigation – “is a method of navigation that permits aircraft operation on any desired flight path within the coverage of ground or space based navigation aids or within the limits of the capability of self-contained aids, or a combination of these.” – Rappler.com
Editor’s note: We earlier reported the diverted flights as cancelled. We have since corrected this.
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