20 domestic flights, airports ops canceled due to bad weather

By Ma. Cristina Arayata

August 29, 2023, 10:09 am Updated on August 29, 2023, 6:02 pm

MANILA – The Manila International Airport Authority has so far logged 20 domestic flights canceled due to inclement weather.

The affected flights are:
-- PAL Express (2P) 2905/2906 Manila-Antique-Manila
-- 2P 2932/2933 Manila-Basco-Manila
-- 2P 2965/2966 Manila-Busuanga-Manila
-- Cebu Pacific (5J) 504/505 Manila-Tuguegarao-Manila
-- 5J 506/507 Manila-Tuguegarao-Manila
-- CebGo (DG) 6177/6178 Manila-Masbate-Manila
-- DG 6047/6048 Manila-Busuanga-Manila
-- Sunlight Air (2R) 2R 637/638 Manila-Busuanga-Manila
-- 2R 633/634 Manila-Busuanga-Manila
-- AirSwift (T6) 542/543 Manila-Busuanga-Manila

Three airports in Luzon likewise canceled or temporarily suspended commercial operations due to Typhoon Goring, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said Tuesday afternoon.

Flights to and from Basco Airport in Batanes province have been canceled, with efforts underway to secure facilities, including intermittent internet signal.

Commercial flights at Cauayan City Airport in Isabela province were also temporarily suspended, but VFR (visual flight rules) operations remain open.

There are also no flight operations at Palanan Airport, although all facilities are intact and no damage has been reported, except for intermittent internet signal.

Training flights are suspended at Lubang Airport in Occidental Mindoro due to continuous moderate to heavy rains, but all scheduled flights at San Jose Airport have safely landed as posting time.

Bagabag Airport in Nueva Vizcaya reported no disruptions to commercial flights.

CAAP urged travelers and stakeholders to stay informed through their respective airlines and exercise caution.

As of the 5 p.m. weather bulletin, the center of the eye of Typhoon Goring was estimated based on all available data at 165 km east of Calayan, Cagayan.

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 3 is up over southern portion of Batanes (Sabtang, Uyugan, Ivana, Mahatao, Basco) and the rest of Babuyan Islands; No. 2 in the northeastern portion of mainland Cagayan (Santa Ana, Gonzaga, Santa Praxedes, Claveria, Sanchez-Mira, Pamplona, Abulug, Ballesteros, Aparri, Buguey, Camalaniugan, Santa Teresita, Allacapan, Lal-Lo, Lasam, Gattaran, Baggao, Peñablanca), the rest of Batanes, the northern portion of Ilocos Norte (Pagudpud, Adams, Bangui, Dumalneg), and the northern portion of Apayao (Calanasan, Luna, Santa Marcela, Flora, Pudtol); and No. 1 in the northern and eastern portion of Isabela (Dinapigue, San Mariano, Ilagan City, Tumauini, San Pablo, Cabagan, Maconacon, Divilacan, Palanan, Santa Maria, Santo Tomas, Quezon, Delfin Albano), the rest of Ilocos Norte, the rest of Cagayan, the rest of Apayao, northern portion of Abra (Tineg, Lagayan, Lacub, Malibcong) and the northern portion of Kalinga (Balbalan, Pinukpuk, Rizal, City of Tabuk).

Goring is forecast to follow a mainly northwestward or west northwestward path across the Luzon Strait from today until it exits the Philippine Area of Responsibility Wednesday evening or Thursday morning. (PNA)