Airlines resume normal operations in and out of NAIA

Major airlines said their domestic and international operations returned to normal after the eruption of Taal Volcano on Sunday.

“While flights have resumed, AirAsia continues to monitor the situation and will update guests should there be any changes to flight schedule,” AirAsia said in a statement. 

AirAsia said it continued to implement precautionary measures for guests, including a thorough assessment of routes and aircraft.

“Guests whose flights had been cancelled in previous days have been advised to make the necessary changes to their flights,” the airline said.

Cebu Pacific said its operations in and out of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport were back to normal.

“Passengers booked on cancelled flights may manage their booking before their scheduled time of departure through the Cebu Pacific website,, with the following options:  Rebook flights within 30 days without penalties or refund tickets in full,” the Gokongwei-led airline said.

Philippine Airlines said it was gradually reverting to normal operations at NAIA, as atmospheric conditions improved in the vicinity of Metro Manila, following the safety-related airport closure caused by volcanic ash emissions from Sunday’s eruption.   

“We are in the process of operating replacement flights on certain routes to assist passengers affected by recent cancellations, and in a few cases we are upgrading certain flights to larger-capacity wide-body aircraft to deal with the overflow of affected passengers,” PAL said.

“Nearly all of our scheduled flights are operating regularly, although some with timing adjustments.  It will take time to work through schedule recovery efforts as we redistribute the fleet, undertake rigorous additional inspections and maintenance checks of our Manila-based and Clark-based aircraft to ensure safety, and adjust to airport slotting constraints and airspace restrictions,” PAL said. 

Topics: Taal Volcano , AirAsia , Ninoy Aquino International Airport , Cebu Pacific
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