Cancelled flights Sunday, January 18
MANILA, Philippines – Local carriers announced that their flights to and from Tacloban are cancelled Sunday, January 18 due to runway obstruction:
Philippine Airlines (PAL)
- PR/2P 2981/2982 – ETD MNL 4:45AM; ETD TAC 6:40AM
- PR /2P2987/2988 – ETD MNL 2:35PM; ETD TAC 4:30PM
- PR/2P2985/2986 – ETD MNL 12:55PM; ETD TAC 2:55PM
- PR/2P2989/2990 – ETD MNL 6:20PM; ETD TAC 8:15PM
- PQ 7461/7642
- PQ 7463/7464
- Z2 324/325
In a statement, PAL said the passengers of the said cancelled flights will be re-accommodated Sunday on the following replacement flights utilizing Q300/Q400 aircraft:
Q400 - FLIGHT # ROUTING ETD ETA
- 2P5681 MNL-TAC 1720 1850
- 2P5682 TAC-MNL 1910 2040
- 2P5981 MNL-TAC 1200 1330
- 2P5982 TAC-MNL 1350 1520
- 2P5985 MNL-TAC 1540 1710
- 2P5986 TAC-MNL 1730 1900
- 2P5987 MNL-TAC 1920 2050
- 2P5988 TAC-MNL 2110 2240
- 2P5989 MNL-TAC 1850 2020
- 2P5990 TAC-MNL 2040 2210
- 2P5581 MNL-TAC 1130 1300
- 2P5582 TAC-MNL 1320 1450
- 2P5587 MNL-TAC 1510 1640
- 2P5588 TAC-MNL 1700 1830
- 2P5983 MNL-TAC 1710 1840
- 2P5984 TAC-MNL 1900 2030
Q300 - FLIGHT # ROUTING ETD ETA
- 2P5583 MNL-TAC 1510 1655
- 2P5584 TAC-MNL 1715 1900
- 2P5585 MNL-TAC 1645 1830
- 2P5586 TAC-MNL 1850 2035
Passengers are now being notified by PAL's contact center on their replacement flights.
They may also check their new flight schedule by calling PAL reservations hotline +63 2 855-8888.
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) issued on Saturday evening, Jan. 17 a notice to airmen (NOTAM) extending the closure of Daniel Z. Romualdez airport in Tacloban City until 8:59 am on Jan. 18.
CAAP issued another NOTAM effective 9:00 am on Jan. 18 until 9:00 pm on Jan. 20 restricting the use of the same airport for aircraft that can only land on its usable runway length of 1500 meters.
The latest NOTAM covers aircraft that can land on 1500 meters runway are jets or turbo-propeller planes such as Bombardier Dash 8 and ATR 72-500 that has a seating capacity of 72.
The airport’s runway 18 threshold was displaced by 638 meters due to the accident where a Bombardier GL50 executive aircraft carrying several Cabinet secretaries on their way back to Manila after Pope Francis' visit in the province was hit by a strong crosswind while taxiing for take off.
Due to Tropical Storm Amang (international name: Mekkalah), the following Cebu Pacific flights have been cancelled:
- 5J323/324 Manila – Legazpi – Manila
- 5J327/328 Manila – Legazpi – Manila
- 5J329/330 Manila – Legazpi – Manila
- 5J521/522 Manila – Naga – Manila
- 5J821/822 Manila – Virac – Manila
- 5J172/173 Cebu – Legazpi – Cebu
Affected passengers may avail any of these options: free rebooking for travel within 30 days from original departure date, full refund or travel fund. - Rappler.com