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Bad weather cancels 35 flights

/ 06:10 AM June 09, 2011

A total of 35 domestic flights and an incoming international flight were canceled on Wednesday due to bad weather, according to the Manila International Airport Authority (Miaa).

At least 25 local flights of Cebu Pacific were canceled, according to Miaa.

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A low pressure area off Oriental Mindoro is bringing rains over Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon and the Visayas, along with a respite from the heat.

The canceled Cebu Pacific flights were 5J 891, 5J 893, 5J 909, 5J 915, 5J 919, 5J 895, 5J 896, and 5J 913, all bound for Caticlan. Also canceled were their returning flights from Caticlan to Manila.

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Other canceled Cebu Pacific flights: 5J 821 bound for Virac, Catanduanes, and the return flight 5J 822; 5J 771 bound for Pagadian City; 5J 521 and 5J 525 bound for Naga City and the return flight 5J 522; 5J 531 bound for Busuanga, Palawan, and the return flight 5J 532; and 5J 533 bound for Cebu City.

Four Air Philippines flights were also canceled: 2P 039 bound for Naga City and the return flight 2P 040; 2P 045 bound for Caticlan and the return flight 2P 046.

In Manila, Cebu Pacific and Air Philippines flights emanate from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3.

From Naia Terminal 4, also known as the old Manila Domestic Terminal, four Seair flights were canceled: 401 and 402, both bound for Rodriguez, northern Palawan; and 313 and 463, bound for Tablas Island and El Nido, Palawan, respectively.

Also canceled were Seair flights 314 and 464 from Tablas and El Nido.

Meanwhile, an incoming international flight—Cebu Pacific’s 5J 673 from Beijing—was also canceled on Wednesday, said the Miaa.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said the low pressure area was located 50 kilometers northwest of Calapan, Oriental Mindoro, as of 2:00 p.m. Wednesday. Jerry E. Esplanada and Leila B. Salaverria

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