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UPDATED: NAIA Partially Resumes Operations After Flight Cancellations Due to Ashfall

"First priority will be given to departure flights..."
UPDATED: NAIA Partially Resumes Operations After Flight Cancellations Due to Ashfall
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"First priority will be given to departure flights..."

UPDATE: 1:00 p.m., January 13, 2020

The AIA MIAA just announced on their Facebook page that airport operations will partially resume from 10 a.m. (departures) and 12 n.n. (arrivals) today. "This however will be subject to terminal capacity of the four NAIA Terminals and airline consent," the press release reads.

First priority will be given to departure flights to clear the ramps of parked planes, while second priority will be given to regular flights scheduled for today.

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After the eruption of the Taal Volcano, all flights to and from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Sunday, January 12, were suspended. Reports say that the suspensions were due to the volcanic ashfall that covered the runways and ramps of the airport, as well as to ensure the safety of passengers.

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The flight cancellations were initially until 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, but a joint statement from the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), Department of Transportation (DOTr), and Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) have announced that the suspensions will be extended "until futher notice."

Therefore, scheduled flights at NAIA today, January 13, remain temporarily suspended. The airport thus advises passengers to coordinate with their respective airlines before proceeding to NAIA to check the status of their flights.

As of writing, a total of 286 NAIA flights have been canceled according to the MIAA.

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To see a list of canceled Philippine Airlines flights, click here.

For canceled Cebu Pacific flights, refer to the post below:

To view canceled Air Asia flights, click here.

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