Six international and domestic flights have been cancelled and seven others diverted to Clark International Airport in Pampanga due to foul weather in Metro Manila caused by typhoon “Butchoy” (international name: Nepartak).
Ding Aranas, Clark airport terminal manager said Philippine Airlines flight 321 from Davao and Cebu Pacific flight 319 from Cebu were the first to arrive there at 6 a.m. after international and domestic flights were suspended at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
These were followed by a PAL flight from San Francisco, Cebu Pacific flights from Cebu, Iloilo and Bacolod, and a Zest Air flight from Cebu.
The Manila International Airport Authority, in an advisory, said the diverted flights are scheduled to arrive at the NAIA later Friday morning.
Meanwhile, as of 9:30 a.m. today, the following flights have been cancelled:
- China Airlines flights CI 711/712 from Manila to Kaoshung, Taiwan and back
- PalExpress flights 2P 2084/2085 – Manila-Basco-Manila
- Skyjet flights M8 816/817 – Manila-Basco-Manila
Batanes remains under Public Storm Warning Signal No. 2 even as Butchoy made landfall in Taiwan early Friday morning.