Cebu flights cancelled too as air traffic issues hit 361 Manila flights

FLIGHT cancellations and diversions marked the start of the new year in the Philippines with the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) citing technical issues affecting its navigational air traffic management system for the disruptions in what is typically a high season for travel.

More than 140 domestic and international flights to and from Cebu have been cancelled as well, as the technical issues, initially said to be affecting flights to and from Manila, remained unresolved late Sunday, Jan. 1, 2023.

In its 4:53 p.m. advisory, the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) announced the cancellation of 128 flights to and from Cebu involving various domestic and international destinations.

In its 7:25 p.m. advisory, the MCIAA added a further 14 domestic and international flights to the list.

It said other international flights were set to be rescheduled.

The new cancelled flights are the following:

SQ906/906 Singapore – Cebu – Singapore

TR388 Singapore - Cebu

TR 389 Cebu- Singapore

RW657 Caticlan – Cebu

RW205 Cebu – Manila

5J599 Cebu – Davao

5J600 Davao – Cebu

5J573 Manila – Cebu

5J574 Cebu – Manila

5J559 Manila – Cebu

5J560 Cebu – Manila

5J557 Manila - Cebu

5J556 Cebu – Manila

Z29048 Cebu – Incheon

The flights for rescheduling, with the new schedule yet to be announced, are the following:

CX925 Hong Kong – Cebu

CX926 Cebu – Hong Kong

BR 282 Cebu – Taipei

EK338/338 Dubai – Cebu – Dubai

TR 384/385 Singapore – Cebu - Singapore

At around 1:30 p.m. today, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) had

placed all flights to and from Manila on hold, citing technical issues at the CAAP’s air navigation facilities.

In its 7:30 p.m. advisory, the MIAA, which operates the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, said 345 flights to and from Manila had been cancelled, 10 diverted and six delayed. (CTL)