Effective 9:30am today, April 13, 2012, all PAL flights covered by the rerouting or contingency flight paths reverted back to their normal flight paths.
However, flights which departed or were airborne before 9:30am today still followed contingency routes.
The return to "normal flight paths" covering an estimated 12 flights of Philippine Airlines is a result of the rescinding by the CAAP or the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines of the NOTAM (Notice to Airmen) which contained the alternative flight paths to be followed by flights traversing the eastern section of Luzon as well as the no-fly zone.
The rescinding of the NOTAM is a result of the failed satellite launch by North Korea.
In the rescinded Notice to Airmen, flights traversing the eastern section of Luzon must take alternative paths due to the declared "no fly zone" over that part of the country. The no fly zone was originally slated from April 12 – 16, from 5am to 1pm. (End)
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