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Normal ops resume in provincial airports affected by ATMC service interruptions

Kalibo International Airport
Kalibo International Airport on 2 January 2023

Normal operations have resumed at provincial airports which were affected by the power failure encountered by the equipment at the Air Traffic Management Center (ATMC) on January 1, 2023.

Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) spokesman Eric Apolonio said CAAP is pleased to report that the said airports have already catered flights that were either cancelled, delayed, or diverted during the service interruption.

They include the following: Bicol International Airport, Tacloban Airport, Zamboanga Airport, Pagadian Airport, Dipolog Airport, Jolo Airport, Tawi-Tawi Airport, Laguindingan Airport, Camiguin Airport, Ozamiz Airport, Dumaguete Airport, Bohol-Panglao International Airport, Puerto Princesa International Airport, Tuguegarao Airport, Cauayan Airport, Basco Airport, Iloilo International Airport, Kalibo International Airport, Bacolod-Silay Airport, Roxas Airport, Antique Airport, Butuan Airport, Siargao Airport, Surigao Airport, San Jose Airport, Romblon Airport, General Santos Airport, Cotabato Airport and Davao International Airport.

Apolonio said recovery flights from diverted and delayed flights in these airports have been successfully dispatched to their location and mounted by the airlines on case to case basis.

Kalibo and Davao International Airports
(left photo) Malasakit Help Desk at Kalibo International Airport (right photo) Davao International Airport on 2 January 2023

Meanwhile, other passengers have been re-booked to other scheduled flights with the assistance of their airlines. The CAAP has been actively working on resuming normal operations and providing assistance to passengers affected by delayed flights for the past two days.

“The Authority apologizes for the inconvenience caused by the disruption of services and appreciate the patience and understanding of our passengers during this time. CAAP is committed to ensuring the safety and efficiency of its operations and will continue to quickly work towards correcting and improving the air travel experience in the Philippines,” said Apolonio.

Itchie G. Cabayan
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