Iloilo Airport to reopen at 2 p.m. Monday: CAAP


Posted at Oct 16 2017 11:55 AM

Photo courtesy of Loui Latoza

MANILA - A Cebu Pacific jet has been removed from a muddy portion of the Iloilo Airport runway, paving the way for its reopening at 2 p.m. Monday, authorities said.

Cebu Pacific and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines confirmed the movement of the aircraft in separate statements.

The airport had been shut since late Friday due to the incident involving the carrier's Airbus A320.

Cebu Pacific said it cancelled an additional flight, 5J 261 from Iloilo to Puerto Princesa City, but the return flight, 5J 262, would proceed as scheduled.

"Again, we apologize for the inconvenience this incident has caused," the country's largest carrier said in a statement.

Affected passengers can avail of a full refund, rebook within 30 days, or fly through alternate routes, Cebu Pacific said.