PAL says flights back to normal

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 19 2010 11:54 AM | Updated as of Oct 19 2010 11:31 PM

MANILA, Philippines - All flights of flag carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) have resumed Tuesday as typhoon Juan (international name Megi) leaves Luzon and headed toward China.

"All PAL flights are green and go and will arrive and leave according to published schedules. We have zero cancellations today," PAL spokesperson Cielo Villaluna said in a statement.

Flights bound for the northern Philippines were canceled on Monday because of heavy rains and gusty winds brought by the typhoon.

Villaluna advised passengers affected by flight cancellations to visit any PAL ticket office for free rebooking.

Meanwhile, Cebu Pacifc Air cancelled early Tuesday its Manila-Busuanga flights, citing continued bad weather.

"We place top priority in the safety of our passengers," the budget carrier said in its 9:45 a.m. advisory posted on Facebook.

According to weather bureau PAGASA, typhoon Juan has gained strength as it continued to hover away from the country.

Storm Signal No. 2 remains hoisted over the provinces of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Abra, La Union, Pangasinan and Zambales. Still under signal no. 1 are Metro Manila, Apayao, Cagayan, Kalinga, Mountain Province, Isabela, Ifugao, Benguet, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Aurora, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Bulacan, Bataan, Cavite and Lubang Island.