Iloilo Airport reopens after stalled Cebu Pacific plane towed
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The Iloilo International Airport reopened Monday afternoon, October 16, after a stalled Cebu Pacific plane was towed away from the airport's runway.
The aircraft veered off the runway and got stuck in the mud late Friday, October 13.
Cebu Pacific said that the aircraft was removed from the mud late morning on Monday.
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) earlier extended the airport's runway closure until 12 noon Monday.
With the resumption of operations at Iloilo International Airport, Cebu Pacific has rescheduled the following flights to and from the airport have been rescheduled.
Flights rescheduled as of 3pm Monday, October 16
5J 450 Iloilo-Manila rescheduled to 3:50 pm (ETD) 5:05 pm (ETA)
5J 165 Iloilo –Cebu rescheduled to 4:20 pm (ETD) 5:00 pm (ETA)
5J 164 Cebu-Iloilo rescheduled to 5:30 pm (ETD) 6:15 pm (ETA)
5J 695 Iloilo-CDO rescheduled 6:45 pm (ETD) 7:40 pm (ETA)
5J 696 CDO-Iloilo rescheduled 8:10 pm (ETD) 9:05 pm (ETA)
5J 462 Iloilo-Manila rescheduled 9:35 pm (ETD) 10:45 pm (ETA)
Meanwhile the following flights are confirmed for the evening of Monday October 16:
5J 461 Manila-Iloilo 8:35 pm (ETD) 9:50 pm (ETA)
5J 467 Manila-Iloilo 10:35 pm (ETD) 11:50 pm (ETA)
5J 255 Iloilo-Singapore 10:35 pm (ETD) 1:55 am / October 17 (ETD)
Cebu Pacific advised affected passengers to contact the airline for further inquiries or concerns.
Philippine Airlines, which also flies to and from Iloilo, also advises its passengers that those affected by the flight cancellations to and from Iloilo from October 14 to 16 can rebook, refund, or reroute their tickets. – Rappler.com
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