PAL cancels most domestic flights due to ‘Ompong’

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 12:44 PM September 13, 2018

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Several flights scheduled on Thursday and Friday were canceled as typhoon “Ompong” threatens most areas in the country, the Philippine Airlines (PAL) announced Wednesday.

In an advisory, PAL canceled the following flights:


September 14

PR2688 Clark – Basco
PR2689 Basco – Clark
PR2614 Clark – Tuguegarao
PR2615 Tuguegarao -Clark


September 15 

PR2196 Manila – Laoag
PR2197 Laoag – Manila
PR2198 Manila – Laoag
PR2199 Laoag – Manila
PR2688 Clark – Basco
PR2689 Basco -Clark
PR2614 Clark – Tuguegarao
PR2615 Tuguegarao – Clark

The PAL ordered the cancellation of flights “in view of the expected current path and strength of Typhoon Ompong.”

“Ompong” entered the country Wednesday afternoon and is packing maximum sustained winds of 205 kilometers per hour (kph) and with gustiness of up to 255 kph.

It is moving westward with a speed of 30 kph, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in its Thursday morning severe weather bulletin.

As of 4 a.m., the state weather bureau said that Ompong was last spotted at 780 kilometers East Northeast of Guiuan, Eastern Samar. 

The Manila International Airport Authority earlier canceled flights in Batanes.



Miaa cancels Batanes flights due to ‘Ompong’


Inquirer calls for support for the victims of typhoon Ompong

Responding to appeals for help, the Philippine Daily Inquirer is extending its relief to victims of the recent typhoon Ompong.

Cash donations may be deposited in the Inquirer Foundation Corp. Banco De Oro (BDO) Current Account No: 007960018860 and Swift Code: BNORPHMM.

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