Iloilo Airport closed until October 15 – CAAP
MANILA, Philippines – The Iloilo International Airport will be closed until 7 pm on Sunday, October 15, as authorities continued clearing operations after a Cebu Pacific plane overshot its landing, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said.
CAAP said in a statement on Saturday, October 14, that it extended the notice to airmen (notam) closing the Iloilo International Airport until 7 pm on Sunday.
“Runway clearing operations are in progress and additional aircraft lifting equipment has been flown by an Air Force C-130 from Manila via Roxas Airport,” said CAAP.
The airport had been closed since late Friday evening, October 13, after a Cebu Pacific aircraft swerved to the left of the runway, leading to a "runway excursion."
CAAP said that investigators from the Aircraft Accident Investigation and Inquiry Board conducted an investigation into the incident on Saturday morning.
According to Cebu Pacific, all passengers were accounted for and safe.
With flights cancelled, the budget carrier said it will have additional flights to accommodate the affected passengers. A total of 7 additional flights have been mounted earlier on Saturday.
Flights are operating to and from Roxas airport. Passengers are given free land transfers to and from Iloilo and a free round-trip travel voucher.
Here are the flight schedules:
Affected customers can also opt to rebook their flights for “travel within 30 days from original departure date” or reroute to alternate stations in Bacolod or Kalibo for domestic flights and Cebu or Manila for flights bound or coming from Singapore.
They may also choose to get a full refund or a travel fund. – Rappler.com