Limited operations in Tacloban airport to resume Thursday

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

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“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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  1. why ticketing here in Hilongos wont refund our ticket? Cebu Pacific said:
    * rebook their flights within 30 days from original departure date.
    * reroute their flights to the alternate station (Cebu) within 30 days from original departure date.
    * request for a full travel fund or full refund.

    but still i can’t get.! Pissed off !
    They really give us a hard Time.