Flights cancelled due to strong rains
MANILA (2ND UPDATE) - Several airlines cancelled flights on Tuesday morning due to strong rains brought by the combined effects of tropical storm "Maring" and the enhanced southwest monsoon (habagat).
The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA)said 52 flights were cancelled this morning.
MIAA General Manager Angel Honrado said all morning flights of Philippine Airlines and PAL Express were cancelled. An assessment was still being conducted about the status of PAL's afternoon flights.
Tiger Air also cancelled all its Manila outbound flights and corresponding flights, waiving the charges and issuing refunds to affected passengers.
As of 11:30 a.m., Cebu Pacific cancelled the following flights:
5J385/386 Manila-Cagayan de Oro-Manila
5J995/996 Manila-General Santos-Manila
Ramp operations suspended
The MIAA said ramp operations at Terminals 3 and 4 have been "temporarily suspended" until further notice.
Earlier, Honrado said the ramps were flooded.
"Yung rampa natin malalim din ang tubig may kalaliman deep. Too deep for safety purposes kaya naghihintay ang mga airlines sa weather, kung itutuloy," he told dzMM.