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Mactan-Cebu airport resumes full operations

John Sitchon
Mactan-Cebu airport resumes full operations

CEBU AIRPORT. A fie photo of the Mactan Cebu International Airport.

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Airport officials have advised passengers to coordinate with their airlines on the status of their previously canceled flights

CEBU, Philippines – The Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) resumed full operations on Friday, October 28.

This came five days after a Korean Air plane overshot Runway 4 of the MCIA, causing the cancellation of international and domestic flights to and from the Visayas gateway.

“Flights to and from Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) resume full operations as authorized by the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA),” read the MCIA advisory.

On October 25, select flights were allowed between 5 am to 5 pm.

Airport officials have advised passengers to coordinate with their airlines on the status of their previously canceled flights.

According to Lapu-Lapu City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (LLCDRRMO) head Nagiel Banacia, the operation to move the aircraft to its boneyard will push through on Monday, October 31, as ground works at the runway are still ongoing. 

“We cut some parts of the aircraft to facilitate the extrication of the cargo. Then, the aircraft will be lifted and dragged a few hundred meters away from the runway path,” Banacia said in a Facebook post.

The LLCDRRMO finished retrieval operations at around 5 pm on Thursday, October 27.

Meanwhile, the airport has canceled the following flights due to inclement weather conditions brought on by Tropical Storm Paeng, as of posting time:

  • DG 6895 Cebu-Surigao
  • DG 6896 Surigao-Cebu
  • DG 6690 Cebu-Camiguin
  • DG 6691 Camiguin-Cebu

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