Quantcast

Fire hits Iloilo airport power plant; flights cancelled

By |


MANILA, Philippines–Several flights to and from Iloilo were cancelled Tuesday due to power outage caused by fire at the power plant of the Iloilo International Airport.

According to Joy Songsong, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) spokesperson, the fire, which erupted at around 4:35 p.m., could have been caused by a short circuit of the power plant’s Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS).

As a result, all night flights, starting at 5:45 pm, were cancelled, leaving thousands of passengers in Manila and Iloilo stranded at the airports.

“At least 18 flights–nine Iloilo-bound and nine Manila-bound–were cancelled Tuesday,” Songsong said.

She added that CAAP has already sent a Notice to Airmen (Notam) that Iloilo Airport “will be limited to visual, meteorological conditions… and that all airfield lighting system was also out of service due to the fire.

The night operations in Iloilo airport will resume as soon as repair works at the airport power plant is completed.


Follow Us


Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: Airports , fires , Iloilo , News , Regions


  • http://twitter.com/mickeyhiss Mickey Hiss

    Only In the Philippines where an Uninterrupted Power Supply gets interrupted.  



Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement
Advertisement
Marketplace
Advertisement