One runway at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) had to be closed yesterday, for emergency repairs.
Eight flights were diverted to Clark International Airport on Monday due to ongoing repairs at the runway of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), airport officials said Monday.
Construction works for asphalt overlay are ongoing at the runway, preventing aircraft from landing in NAIA, Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) general manager Ed Monreal said.
The damage on the asphalt was discovered by an inspection team Monday morning, Monreal said.
The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) announced on social media that an “emergency runway closure” was implemented on runway due to a soft spot on the runway that could damage aircraft using it.
Flight diversions should be expected “until on or around 10 pm” added MIAA.
As of 6:20 pm today, Cebu Pacific has released an advisory on its affected flights:
- 5J 583/588 Manila – Cebu – Manila
- 5J 557/556 Manila – Cebu – Manila
- 5J 589 Manila – Cebu
- 5J 969/972 Manila – Davao – Manila
- 5J 973/974 Manila – Davao – Manila
- 5J 981/982 Manila – Davao – Manila
- 5J 703/704 Manila – Dipolog – Manila
- 5J 014/015 Manila – Dubai – Manila
- 5J 022 Manila – Doha
- DG 6245/6246 Manila – Caticlan – Manila
- DG 6055/6056 Manila – Busuanga – Manila
- 5J 590 Cebu – Manila
- 5J 023 Doha – Manila
- 5J 039/040 Manila – Sydney – Manila
Cebu Pacific and Cebgo passengers who were supposed to travel from Monday (4 pm) to Tuesday (11:59 pm) can do either of the following without any penalties:
- rebook their flights for travel within 30 days from original departure date
- opt for full refund or travel fund
Philippine Airlines also released an advisory asking passengers to call the PAL reservations trunkline (885-8888) to check on the status of their flights.
MIAA, meanwhile, said the public can call the following numbers for flight updates:
- Terminal 1 – 877-1765
- Terminal 2 – 877-1109 local 2882
- Terminal 3 – 877-7888 local 8144
- Terminal 4 – 551-4119