2 Cebu Pac flights cancelled due to 'Quinta'


Posted at Dec 25 2012 03:23 PM | Updated as of Dec 25 2012 11:23 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Cebu Pacific on Tuesday cancelled at least two flights to and from Visayas due to bad weather.

The Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) flight information desk said Cebu Pacific cancelled flights 5J 373 and 5J 374 (Manila-Roxas-Manila) due to tropical storm "Quinta".

The affected passengers are advised to coordinate with Cebu Pacific for re-booking or refund.

Quinta, the second weather disturbance to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility this December, is expected to dump rains over the Visayas and Mindanao regions.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said signal no. 2 has been hoisted over Eastern Samar, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Dinagat Islands and Siargao Island.

Signal no. 1, on the other hand, has been hoisted over Northern Samar, Western Samar, Biliran, Bohol, Cebu, Camotes Island, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Agusan Provinces, Misamis Oriental and Camiguin.

Areas under signal nos. 1 and 2 should expect winds of 30 – 60 kilometers per hour (kph) and 61 – 100 kph, respectively.

As of 10 a.m., Quinta was spotted 260 kilometers east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar. It was packing maximum winds of 65 kilometers per hour near the center and gusts of up to 80 kph.