CAAP: No major damage in airports near Abra after earthquake
MANILA, Philippines – The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) assured the public on Wednesday that airports located near the province of Abra did not report any serious damage following the magnitude 6.4 earthquake.
The CAAP in a statement said Areas 1, 2 and 3 did not report any significant damage.
Laoag, Vigan, Lingayen, Baguio, Rosales, and San Fernando airports are included in Northern Luzon airports under CAAP Area 1.
Airports in Tuguegarao, Cauayan, Palanan, Bagabag, Basco, and Itbayat are covered by Area 2.
Meanwhile, airports in Plaridel, Alabat, Jomalig, Baler, Iba, Mamburao, Pinamalayan, Calapan, Wasig, San Jose, Lubang, Marinduque, Romblon, Sangley, and Cabanatuan are covered by Area 3.
According to the CAAP, the runway, buildings, and infrastructure of the Laoag Airport are now being inspected.
The CAAP also issued a Notice To Airmen (NOTAM) to the Laoag Airport, halting its operations on Wednesday until Thursday morning.
Airports in Baguio and Vigan also did not report damage on their runways, buildings, and equipment, the CAAP said.
With possible aftershocks expected, the CAAP Operations Center and Airport Safety Officers are still monitoring the conditions of the affected airports. – Alyssa Joy Quevedo, trainee
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