MANILA, Dec 23 (Mabuhay) – Jet flight operations may resume at Tacloban Airport after the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines lifted restrictions on jet aircraft there Tuesday.
In an advisory, the CAAP said that as of 4 p.m. Monday, the airport’s runway was open to single-aisle jet aircraft like the A320 and B737.
Carriers using single-aisle jet aircraft at Tacloban Airport include Philippine Airlines Express, Cebu Pacific, Tiger Air and AirAsia, it said.
The Tacloban Airport’s daily operations start at 5 a.m. and end at 9 p.m.
CAAP said that as of Monday evening, PAL Express Flight 2P-1987 arrived at Tacloban Airport with 153 passengers and one infant aboard an Airbus A320.
Meanwhile, Cebu Pacific on Tuesday reinstated six flights between Manila and Tacloban on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
In an advisory, Cebu Pacific said the CAAP had announced that jet flights at Tacloban Airport would resume Dec. 22 instead of Dec. 26.
The airline said its reinstated flights for Dec. 24 and 25 include:
5J-651 and 652: Manila–Tacloban–Manila
5J-653 and 654: Manila–Tacloban–Manila
5J-657 and 658: Manila–Tacloban–Manila
“Passengers originally booked on these flights and who have already moved their flights may choose to retain their current bookings or opt to rebook back on these reinstated flights without charges,” the airline said.
It added affected passengers may call +(632)7020888 or +(6332)2308888 to specify their option. (MNS)