12 flights diverted to Clark, 10 cancelled due to 'Gener'

Posted at 07/30/2012 3:54 PM | Updated as of 07/30/2012 6:13 PM

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) – A total of 12 Manila-bound flights were diverted and 10 domestic flights were cancelled due to heavy rains brought by tropical storm “Gener”.

The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said that as of 2 p.m., the following Manila-bound flights, both international and domestic, were diverted to Clark International Airport in Pampanga due to the inclement weather in the country’s capital:

NAIA Terminal 1

  • O2 705 - BUSAN-MNL

NAIA Terminal 2

  • PR 882 - DAVAO-MNL
  • PR 469 - INCHEON-MNL
  • PR 512 - SINGAPORE-MNL
  • PR 417 - PUSAN-MNL
  • PR 311 - HONG KONG-MNL

NAIA Terminal 3

  • 2P 937 - CEBU-MNL
  • 2P 988 - DAVAO-MNL
  • 5J 143 - HONG KONG-MNL
  • 5J 363 - MACAO-MNL
  • 5J 311 - TPE-MNL
  • 5J 258 - CAMBODIA-MNL

The following flights, on the other hand, were cancelled:

NAIA Terminal 3

  • 5J 529 - MNL-BUSUANGA
  • 5J 530 - BUSUANA-MNL
  • 5J 504 - MNL-TUGUEGARAO
  • 5J 505 - TUGUEGARAO-MNL
  • 5J 531 - MNL-BUSUANGA
  • 5J 532 - BUSUANGA-MNL

Domestic Terminal

  • Z2 260 - MNL-MASBATE
  • Z2 261 - MASBATE-MNL
  • Z2 410 - MNL-BUSUANGA
  • Z2 411 - BUSUANGA-MNL

Meanwhile, the following flights were delayed:

NAIA Terminal 2

  • PR 856 - CEBU-MNL
  • PR 104 - MNL-SAN FRANCISCO
  • PR 466 - MNL-INCHEON

NAIA Terminal 3

  • 5J 473 - MNL-BACOLOD
  • 5J 559 - MNL-CEBU
  • 5J 678 - MNL-SHANGHAI
  • 5J 195 - INCHEON-MNL
  • 5J 751 - MNL-SAIGON
  • 5J 190 - MNL-INCHEON
  • 2P 801 - SINGAPORE-MNL
  • 5J 808 - SINGAPORE-MNL

PAGASA said the weather will gradually improve by Monday night, but rains will still be experienced in Luzon until Wednesday as the storm is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsiblity by Thursday morning.

Based on PAGASA’s 11 a.m. weather bulletin, tropical storm Gener maintained its north northwest direction at 11 kilometers (km) per hour.

It said Gener continues to endanger extreme northern Luzon.

As of 1 p.m., the topical storm was spotted at 270 km east southeast of Basco, Batanes.

At 11 a.m., PAGASA said it was packing maximum sustained winds of 105 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center with gustiness of up to 135 kph.

Signal number 2 is still raised over Cagayan, Calayan Group of Islands, Babuyan Group of Islands and Batanes Group of Islands while signal number one remains hoisted over Isabela, Kalinga and Apayao.