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Airports still on high alert

THE CIVIL Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) yesterday said its airport managers are still on high alert and are closely monitoring and conducting inspections at their respective airports.

As early as Friday, October 30, CAAP airports have secured their powerplant and runway equipment, boarded facilities, coordinated with the local Disaster Risk Reducto Management Offices and has activated procedures for typhoon disaster response as per instructions from Department of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade.

CAAP said that based on information gathered, the Legazpi Airport passenger terminal building sustained minimal damage in its ceiling boards and runway lights. Clearing operations have been done. Meanwhile, operations commenced at 6 a.m. yesterday.

At Virac airport, operations were temporarily stopped operations since Saturday October 31 at 2 p.m.

At Naga airport, operations were halted since Saturday, October 31 at 12:35 p.m. The airport’s fire station building, administration building and the vehicular parking area sustained serious damages brought by the typhoon. The damages were mostly in the form of dismantled ceilings and blown away roofing and window panels caused by the strong winds of typhoon ’Rolly.’Approximate cost of damage at the airport is at P5.5 million and flights commenced operations at 7:45 a.m. yesterday.

Cebu Pacific has resumed its commercial flight operations three times a week (Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays).

At the Bicol International Airport, only glass wall panels were damaged at the second floor of the passenger terminal building.

Masbate Airport did not incur any damage and was operational as of yesterday while Sangley Airport sustained damaged glass windows in hangar and two spans of old CHB fence collapsed at general aviation area.

CAAP has also released a NOTAM regarding closure of operations until November 2, 2020.

Publication Source :    People's Tonight