The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) runway was briefly closed for air traffic starting midnight on Friday until 5 a.m. yesterday because of an emergency pavement repair.
A notice-to-airmen issued by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said the closure was part of the runway maintenance for de-rubberizing and emergency pavement repairs to a section between taxiways H2 and E4.
As a result, eight arriving international flights at the NAIA were diverted to Diosdado Macapagal International Airport in Clark, Pampanga.
The MIAA said the diverted flights were Philippine Airlines PR311, Cebu Pacific Air 5J143 both from Hong Kong; Cebu Pacific 5J269 from Xiamen; Cebu Pacific 5J185 and PAL PR419 both from Incheon, and PAL PR105 from San Francisco.
PAL PR117 from Vancouver and PR103 from Los Angeles also landed at Clark.
The MIAA also reported that Etihad Airways flight EY42, that was supposed to leave before midnight on Friday, has been delayed and was able to leave at about 3 a.m. on Saturday.