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Several flights canceled at NAIA

By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 07:54 AM August 20, 2018

NAIA NIGHTMARE The effects of Thursday night’s runway shutdown continued to be felt at Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Saturday. — INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

Several flights were canceled on Monday still due to excessive flight delays after a Xiamen Airlines plane veered off while landing and blocked the runway late last week, causing major flight schedule disruptions.

In an advisory by the Manila International Airport Authorities (Miaa), the following flights were canceled as of 6:30 a.m.:

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  • AirAsia
  • Z2 0763 Manila – Cebu
  • Z2 0764 Cebu – Manila
  • Z2 0424 Manila – Puerto Princesa
  • Z2 0425 Puerto Princesa – Manila
  • Z2 0309 Manila – Iloilo
  • Z2 0310 Iloilo – Manila
  • Z2 225 Manila – Caticlan
  • Z2 226 Caticlan – Manila
  • Z2 761 Manila – Cebu
  • Z2 762 Cebu-Manila
  • Cebu Pacific
  • 5J 483 Manila – Bacolod
  • 5J 484 Bacolod – Manila
  • 5J 451 Manila – Iloilo
  • 5J 452 Iloilo – Manila
  • 5J 321 Manila – Legazpi
  • 5J 322 Legazpi – Manila

In a press briefing on Sunday, Miaa General Manager Ed Monreal said that 681 flights have flown in and out of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport since the reopening of the runway.

Xiamen Air Flight MF8667 from China veered off the runway while landing in a downpour near midnight on Thursday and got stuck in a muddy field with one engine and wheel ripped off.

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The runway was closed most of Friday as emergency crews removed excess fuel then tried to lift the aircraft, its belly resting on the muddy ground, away from the main runway which was being cleared of debris.

READ: Flight schedules back to normal after Naia runway reopening

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