Cancelled flights irk passengers

Flights IconAir travellers are irked by the cancellation of almost a hundred domestic and international flights from Wednesday to Thursday (oct. 23-24) due to a 30-hour regular maintenance of Ninoy Aquino International Airport's radar system.

Numerous of passengers affected by the two-day flight suspension and are disappointed and angry with NAIA's service or lack thereof, with many complaining that they were not informed earlier.

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said they released a flight cancellation notice in advance. CAAP Deputy Director Rodante Joya said they started the maintenance at 1 a.m. Wednesday and they expect to finish by 7 a.m. Thursday.

PAL operates local and international flights at NAIA Terminal 2. PAL Express and Cebu Pacific operates NAIA Terminal 3.

Many passengers whose flights were cancelled were upset and clueless of what's happening. Some vent their frustrations over social media and asked how is it that other airports in the world could upgrade their radars without disrupting their operations and suspending flights.

The following are the list of cancelled flights for Oct. 23, Wednesday:


2P039/040 MNL/MPH/MNL

2P073/074 MNL/MPH/MNL

2P925/926 MNL/LGP/MNL

2P545/546 MNL/DGT/MNL

2P519/520 MNL/CGY/MNL

2P995/996 MNL/ZAM/MN

2P081/082 MNL/KLO/MNL

2P971/972 MNL/TAC/MNL

2P959/960 MNL/CBO/MNL

2P911/912 MNL/BCD/MNL

2P905/906 MNL/BCD/MNL

2P939/940 MNL/OZC/MNL

2P929/930 MNL/ILO/MNL

2P933/934 MNL/ILO/MNL



PR 809/810 MNL/DVO/MNL










5J 385/386: Manila-Cagayan de Oro-Manila

5J 391/392: Manila-Cagayan de Oro-Manila

5J 196/197: Manila-Cauayan- Manila

5J 899/900: Manila-Caticlan-Manila

5J 911/912: Manila-Caticlan-Manila

5J 575/576: Manila-Cebu-Manila

5J 557/556: Manila-Cebu-Manila

5J 562/553: Cebu-Manila-Cebu

5J 580/581: Cebu-Manila-Cebu

5J 572/571: Cebu-Manila-Cebu

5J 885/886: Manila-Cotabato-Manila

5J 973/974: Manila-Davao-Manila

5J 969/972: Manila-Davao-Manila

5J 975/966: Manila-Davao-Manila

5J 625/626: Manila-Dumaguete-Manila

5J 457/458: Manila-Iloilo-Manila

5J 459/460: Manila-Iloilo-Manila

5J 323/324: Manila-Legazpi-Manila

5J 523/524: Manila-Naga-Manila

5J 504/505: Manila-Tuguegarao-Manila

The following are the list of cancelled flights for Oct. 24, Thursday:


2P 267 / 268 MNL/NAGA/MNL

2P 801 SIN/MNL






5J 893/894: Manila-Caticlan-Manila

5J 561/562: Manila-Cebu-Manila


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