13 July 2010
14 PAL flights cancelled due to ‘Basyang’
Philippine Airlines is cancelling a total of 14 flights scheduled to arrive in Manila tonight, coming from various domestic and international destinations to avoid strong winds spawned by tropical storm Basyang (international codename: Conson). 

PAL will also cancel tomorrow morning's first wave of flight departures from Manila while awaiting the return of most of PAL's aircraft that are to be held overnight at different international and provincial airports. 

The cancelled domestic flights are those coming from Bacolod (3 flights – PR138, PR158 & PR160), Zamboanga (2 flights – PR126 & PR128), Puerto Princesa (PR198), Cebu (PR864), Kalibo (PR326), Iloilo (PR148) and Davao (PR822). 

Cancelled international arrivals are those coming from Hong Kong (2 flights – PR307 & PR311), Singapore (PR512) and Seoul/Incheon (PR469). 

The remaining outbound-Manila flights for the rest of the day (July 13) departed according to schedule. The aircraft of these flights are to remain overnight at their respective destinations to await improvement of weather in Manila tomorrow morning.

The trans-Pacific departures for tonight and arrivals for tomorrow morning will follow published schedules.

Passengers taking PAL's early morning flights are advised not to proceed to the airport to avoid congestion and await subsequent flight advisories to be issued by PAL, or call the PAL hotline for schedule updates – 855-8888. 

Earlier today, PAL diverted six flights – including two international arrivals – to Clark and one flight to Iloilo due to poor visibility at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). The diverted flights were able to land at the NAIA when weather at the airport slightly improved in the afternoon.

Watch out for exciting news to be announced soon!