No damages in Bicol airports after Bulusan Volcano eruption — CAAP | Inquirer News

No damages in Bicol airports after Bulusan Volcano eruption — CAAP

/ 03:52 PM June 06, 2022

MANILA, Philippines — Airports in Bicol managed by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) have not sustained damages after the phreatic eruption of Bulusan Volcano in Sorsogon.

The seven airports in Bicol that CAAP is operating are Bulan Airport, Sorsogon Airport, Daet Airport, Masbate Airport, Naga Airport, Virac Airport, and Bicol International Airport.

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Despite the ash emission of the volcano, the said airport facilities were not affected and operations were unhampered.

“We remain vigilant and alert for the volcano’s next activities. As of now, our airports have been safe from the wrath of Mt. Bulusan’s eruption,” CAAP said in a statement Monday.

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“Operations in our airports with commercial flights have remained unhampered as well,” they added.

As the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology raised Alert Level 1 over Bulusan Volcano, CAAP updated its Notice to Airmen (Notam) in consideration of the current situation.

READ: Mount Bulusan in Sorsogon rumbles, spews ash; Alert Level 1 raised

Under Notam B1507/22, entry to the volcano’s four-kilometer danger zone is strictly prohibited and flights have been restricted to operating 10,000 feet from the surface.

Pilots are advised to avoid flying close to Bulusan Volcano’s summit as ash spewed can be hazardous to the aircraft.

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