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Flooded terminal forces TigerAir to cancel flights


A TigerAir plane is stuck in flooded Ninoy Aquino International Airport’s Terminal 4. Contributed photo

MANILA, Philippines—TigerAir on Thursday canceled eight flights coming from Manila and re-scheduled eight others, citing flooding at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport’s Terminal 4.

The budget airline announced that its flights to and from Bacolod, Iloilo, Puerto Princesa and Kalibo, have been canceled.

Meanwhile, another eight flights were re-scheduled.

“Due to continued flooding at NAIA Terminal Parking Ramp, TigerAir is encountering some delays in passenger embarkation and deplaning but rest assured we are doing our best to accommodate our passenger,” said vice president for operations Captain Bert Yap in a statement sent to INQUIRER.net.

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He said TigerAir woul waive all rebooking charges.

One of the passengers of the re-scheduled flight to Cebu told INQUIRER.net that the airlines seemed to have a lot of backlog flights. They were merely told that there were “airplane problems.”

He said TigerAir crew, nevertheless, tended to the passengers, facilitating their refund and rebooking, as well as giving out meals.

A number of those who already received their refunds have booked with other airlines.

In addition to TigerAir, Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific have also canceled flights since Monday because of the rains and flooding caused by the storm-enhanced southwest monsoon.

The eight canceled flights are 7082 Manila – Bacolod, 7083 Bacolod – Manila, 7072 Manila – Iloilo, 7073 Iloilo – Manila, 7062 Manila – Puerto Princesa, 7063 Puerto Princesa – Manila, 7056 Manila – Kalibo, and 7057 Kalibo – Manila.

The new schedules for the other eight flights are as follows:

7044 Manila – Tacloban
from 09:10-10:25
now moved to 17:05-18:20

7045 Tacloban – Manila
from 11:10-12:25
now moved to 18:50-20:05

7004 Manila – Cebu
from 10:30-11:45
now moved to 18:20-19:35

7005 Cebu – Manila
from 1225-1340
now moved to 20:05-21:20

7006 Manila – Cebu
from 14:40-15:55
now moved to 20:35-21:50

7007 Cebu – Manila
from 16:25-17:40
now moved to 22:20-23:35

7014 Manila – Cebu
from 18:30-19:45
now moved to 21:50-23:05

7015 Cebu – Manila
from 20:15-21:30
now moved to 23:35-0050


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Originally posted at 1:55 p.m.

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