Air travellers are irked by the cancellation of almost a hundred domestic and international flights from Wednesday to Thursday (oct. 23-24) due to a 30-hour regular maintenance of Ninoy Aquino International Airport's radar system.
Numerous of passengers affected by the two-day flight suspension and are disappointed and angry with NAIA's service or lack thereof, with many complaining that they were not informed earlier.
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said they released a flight cancellation notice in advance. CAAP Deputy Director Rodante Joya said they started the maintenance at 1 a.m. Wednesday and they expect to finish by 7 a.m. Thursday.
PAL operates local and international flights at NAIA Terminal 2. PAL Express and Cebu Pacific operates NAIA Terminal 3.
Many passengers whose flights were cancelled were upset and clueless of what's happening. Some vent their frustrations over social media and asked how is it that other airports in the world could upgrade their radars without disrupting their operations and suspending flights.
The following are the list of cancelled flights for Oct. 23, Wednesday:
PR 809/810 MNL/DVO/MNL
5J 385/386: Manila-Cagayan de Oro-Manila
5J 391/392: Manila-Cagayan de Oro-Manila
5J 196/197: Manila-Cauayan- Manila
5J 899/900: Manila-Caticlan-Manila
5J 911/912: Manila-Caticlan-Manila
5J 575/576: Manila-Cebu-Manila
5J 557/556: Manila-Cebu-Manila
5J 562/553: Cebu-Manila-Cebu
5J 580/581: Cebu-Manila-Cebu
5J 572/571: Cebu-Manila-Cebu
5J 885/886: Manila-Cotabato-Manila
5J 973/974: Manila-Davao-Manila
5J 969/972: Manila-Davao-Manila
5J 975/966: Manila-Davao-Manila
5J 625/626: Manila-Dumaguete-Manila
5J 457/458: Manila-Iloilo-Manila
5J 459/460: Manila-Iloilo-Manila
5J 323/324: Manila-Legazpi-Manila
5J 523/524: Manila-Naga-Manila
5J 504/505: Manila-Tuguegarao-Manila
The following are the list of cancelled flights for Oct. 24, Thursday:
2P 267 / 268 MNL/NAGA/MNL
2P 801 SIN/MNL
PR 808 DVO/MNL
PR 841 MNL/CEB
PR 836 CEB/MNL
5J 893/894: Manila-Caticlan-Manila
5J 561/562: Manila-Cebu-Manila