Limited flights at Clark Airport until May 8
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Passengers travelling through Clark international Airport may experience flight delays, diversions, or cancellations until Friday, May 8, after some of the airport's navigational aids facilities were damaged by lightning.
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) on Tuesday, May 5, issued a notice to airmen (NOTAM), stating that effective 2:32 pm May 5 until 4 pm May 8, arrival of flights at Clark airport will be limited to daytime due to damaged navigational aids facilities.
In a separate statement released by the CAAP, it said that 4 commercial flights were diverted and rescheduled on Tuesday evening due to a problem in the air traffic facility at the airport.
“Flights of Tiger Air from Singapore and Seair were diverted to NAIA terminal while flights of Cebu Pacific and Asiana Airlines from Seoul, South Korea, were retimed and landed at Clark Wednesday morning,” CAAP said.
While repairs are ongoing, CAAP said that flight operations at Clark are limited from sunrise to sunset (6 am to 6 pm).
Airport operator Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) advised passengers travelling through the facility until Friday to directly contact their airlines for latest flight updates and travel arrangements.
CIAC said that affected passengers may also reach its help desk by calling 45-499-1464 or checking its Facebook page for additional assistance.
CIAC said it expects normal flight operations to resume late Friday. – Rappler.com