Limited operations in Tacloban airport to resume Thursday

September 4, 2014 7:00 am 

MANILA, Sept. 3 — The Daniel Romualdez Airport in Tacloban City will resume Thursday morning but only limited operations after being closed for runway repairs.

“Starting 6 a.m., tomorrow, Sept. 4, Tacloban AP (airport) limited to Q400, ATR72 and below category aircraft,” the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said via Twitter.

Simply put, the typhoon-“Yolanda” stricken airport will only accommodate small aircraft beginning Thursday.

To recall, runway repairs at the Tacloban airport were scheduled Wednesday to fix large potholes, which could pose safety risks to passengers and damage the aircraft.

Following the temporary stop in airport operations, four Philippine carriers have stopped flying to the airport to allow repair work.

These carriers include Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Air Asia and Tiger Air.

CAAP said that repair work at the Tacloban airport would take at least six months to complete since it will involve the total replacement of the five-inch asphalts on the whole runway. (PNA)



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