CAAP clears all 11 Zest Air planes


Posted at Aug 22 2013 07:06 PM | Updated as of Aug 23 2013 03:06 AM

MANILA, Philippines - The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) cleared all 11 airplanes of Zest Airways, just two days after it lifted the airline's suspension.

ZestAir director Joy Caneba said the budget carrier's operations are slowly going back to normal. She said Zest Air's 10 Airbus A320 and one A319 has been released after passing the airworthiness inspection conducted by CAAP's Flight Standards Inspectorate Service.

"We are about 82 percent of our normal schedule," she said.

Zest Air resumed 53 domestic and international flights on Thursday.

Last Friday, the CAAP ordered the grounding of Zest Air over safety issues.

Zest Air said it lost at least P70 million in revenues for each day it was suspended.