Several flights grounded due to Tropical Storm ‘Egay’
Several domestic flights were grounded on Sunday as severe Tropical Storm “Egay” (international name Linfa) pummelled Northern Luzon.
As of 1 p.m., Sunday, 14 Cebu Pacific (CEB) and Philippine Airlines (PAL) Express flights were cancelled because of bad weather brought by the cyclone which had maximum sustained winds of 95 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 120 kph.
According to the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) among cancelled flights arriving and departing from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminal 3 included: CEB flights 5J 513 and 5J 514, Manila to San Jose and vice-versa; 5J 821 and 5J 822, Manila to Virac and Virac to Manila; and 5J 504, 5J 505, 5J 506, and 5J 507, Manila to Tuguegarao and vice-versa.
Also cancelled were PAL flights 2P 2084 and 2085, Manila to Basco, Batanes and vice-versa; as well as 2P 2014 and 2P 2015, Manila to Tuguegarao and Tuguegarao to Manila.
The Miaa, in its advisory, said that PAL also cancelled its flights 2P 2196 and 2P 2197 leaving for and arriving from Laoag at the Naia terminal 2.
The airline firms have assured that passengers affected by the cancellations may be accommodated in the next available flights without additional charges. Those unable to avail of this option also have the alternative of rebooking their flights for travel within 30 days from the original departure date or get a full refund.
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