Boracay Airport continues operations after 'Ursula': SMC Infrastructure

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 28 2019 01:39 AM

Despite the damage caused by typhoon Ursula in the Visayas, the Boracay (Godofredo P. Ramos) Airport in Caticlan continues to operate and accommodate more flights, San Miguel Corporation's (SMC) infrastructure unit said Friday. 

“Because of the continued closure of Kalibo Airport due to damage sustained from typhoon Ursula, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has diverted all Kalibo flights to Boracay Airport,” SMC Infrastructure said. 

In order to accommodate passengers from Kalibo, the Boracay Airport operated 40 outbound flights Thursday.

“Also, because of widespread damage affecting Caticlan and many other areas, communication lines are still down and only Smart lines are intermittently available. Bank ATMs also continue to be offline at the moment. There is no electricity, however, (and) the airport is currently running on generators,” SMC Infrastructure added.

SMC Infrastructure said said it will continue working with stakeholders to restore normal operations at the soonest possible time.