CAAP orders night flight operations

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 20 2010 05:45 PM | Updated as of Sep 21 2010 01:45 AM

MANILA - The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has ordered the operation of night flights to help promote tourism and for better connectivity within the country.

"I have ordered all the airports that are capable for night flights to operate immediately, to help promote tourism in the country. Tourist can now have their connecting flights at their choice of destination even during night time," CAAP Director General Alfonso Cusi said.

Airports that are upgraded for night-landing capability are Butuan, Legaspi, Dumaguete, Roxas. Cotabato, Dipolog, Tuguegarao, Naga, Tagbilaran and Virac.

"All our efforts are in close consultation with all airlines, especially on the traffic and demand of flights on which airports needed to be opened 24 hours" Cusi said.

Cusi has been meeting with all airport managers since he assumed office. The operation of night flights is part of the new policy direction that Cusi has been doing to better enhance and professionalize the aviation industry in the Philippines.