(PNA file photo by Cristina Arayata)

MANILA – A total of 124 domestic and international flights have been canceled so far on Saturday, and the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) is now preparing for Severe Tropical Storm (STS) Paeng which is forecast to traverse the Cavite-Metro Manila-Bataan Peninsula area within the day.

The MIAA, in a statement issued in the afternoon, assured the public that the Ninoy Aquino International Airport is ready for Paeng.

Emergency services are on alert for any aircraft or structural emergency. The warehouse will be kept open for any need of supplies, and service vehicles and drivers at the motor pool are ready for dispatch anytime.

Food concessionaires at the airport have been requested to make available additional stocks in case passengers of delayed or canceled flights would opt to stay there.

Airlines were told to carry out safety protocols during severe weather conditions such as securing their ground equipment and evacuating aircraft to safer grounds, if necessary.

Ground handlers were urged to ensure maximum deployment of ramp and check-in personnel.

MIAA said affected foreign airline operators have employed planned cancellations. Passengers of these flights who are already at NAIA will be processed for rebooking and accommodation in hotels.

Local carriers have also employed planned cancellations and delays for the day. They will submit to MIAA their proposed retimings and schedule of recovery flights. MIAA has lifted the daily maintenance closure of the main runway to accommodate recovery flights.

MIAA, meanwhile, urged passengers to monitor flooding on roads and to closely monitor airline websites and social media pages before heading to the airport.

Here is the list of the canceled flights as of 3:20 p.m.:

PAL Express (2P)
2P 2671/2672 Manila-Calbayog-Manila
2P 2921/2922 Manila-Legazpi-Manila
2P 2923/2924 Manila-Legazpi-Manila
2P 2932/2933 Manila-Basco-Manila
2P 2961/2962 Manila-Busuanga-Manila
2P 2033/2034 Manila-Caticlan-Manila
2P 2039/2040 Manila-Caticlan-Manila
2P 2963/2964 Manila-Busuanga-Manila
2P 2965/2966 Manila-Busuanga-Manila
2P 2037/2038 Manila-Caticlan-Manila
2P 2041/2042 Manila-Caticlan-Manila
2P 2035/2036 Manila-Caticlan-Manila
2P 2919/2920 Manila-Legazpi-Manila
2P 2043/2044 Manila-Caticlan-Manila
2P 2045/2046 Manila-Caticlan-Manila
2P 2047/2048 Manila-Caticlan-Manila

Cebu Pacific (5J)
5J 196/197 Manila-Cauayan-Manila
5J 504/505 Manila-Tuguegarao-Manila
5J 506/507 Manila-Tuguegarao-Manila
5J 851/852 Manila-Zamboanga-Manila
5J 895 Manila-Caticlan
5J 909/910 Manila-Caticlan-Manila
5J 899/900 Manila-Caticlan-Manila
5J 911/912 Manila-Caticlan-Manila
5J 919/920 Manila-Caticlan-Manila
5J 901/902 Manila-Caticlan-Manila
5J 903/904 Manila-Caticlan-Manila
5J 2001/2002 Manila-Caticlan-Manila
5J 905/906 Manila-Caticlan-Manila
5J 321/322 Manila-Legazpi-Manila
5J 325/326 Manila-Legazpi-Manila
5J 327/328 Manila-Legazpi-Manila
5J 821/822 Manila-Virac-Manila

AirAsia (Z2)
Z2 219/220 Manila-Caticlan-Manila
Z2 221/222 Manila-Caticlan-Manila
Z2 223/224 Manila-Caticlan-Manila
Z2 225/226 Manila-Caticlan-Manila
Z2 227/228 Manila-Caticlan-Manila

CebGo (DG)
DG 6193/6194 Manila-Legazpi-Manila
DG 6177/6178 Manila-Masbate-Manila
DG 6031/6032 Manila-San Jose-Manila
DG 6111/6112 Manila-Naga-Manila
DG 6041/6042 Manila-Busuanga-Manila
DG 6057/6058 Manila-Busuanga-Manila
DG 6043/6044 Manila-Busuanga-Manila
DG 6029/6030 Manila-San Jose-Manila
DG 6117/6118 Manila-Naga-Manila
DG 6047/6048 Manila-Busuanga-Manila
DG 6195/6196 Manila-Legazpi-Manila
DG 6243/6244 Manila-Caticlan-Manila
DG 6241/6242 Manila-Caticlan-Manila
DG 6247/6248 Manila-Caticlan-Manila

AirSwift (T6)
T6 710/711 Manila-Tablas-Manila
T6 143 El Nido-Manila
T6 149 El Nido-Manila
T6 147 El Nido-Manila
T6 121 El Nido-Manila
T6 127 El Nido-Manila
T6 542 Manila-Busuanga
T6 142 Manila-El Nido

Malaysian Airlines (MH)
MH 806/807 Kuala Lumpur-Manila-Kuala Lumpur
MH 704/705 Kuala Lumpur-Manila-Kuala Lumpur

Korean Airlines (KE)
KE 622/621 Manila-Incheon-Manila
KE 624/623 Manila-Incheon-Manila

Etihad Airways (EY)
EY 423/424 Manila-Abu Dhabi-Manila

United Airlines (UA)
UA 184/183 Manila-Guam-Manila

Paeng was last located over the coastal waters of San Juan, Batangas, and may make landfall in the vicinity of San Juan, Batangas on Saturday prior to traversing the Cavite-Metro Manila-Bataan Peninsula area. (PNA)