Aug. 11 temporary runway closure at Mactan-Cebu airport affects plane sked

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A Cebu Pacific plane. PHIL. STAR FILE PHOTO

MANILA – As a consequence of the closure of the runway at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport from 2:30 to 8:30 am on August 11, 2017 (Friday), leading Philippine carrier Cebu Pacific said certain Cebu Pacific and Cebgo flights will be affected. It listed the schedule changes below:

Meanwhile, the following flights, initially scheduled on August 11, 2017 are CANCELLED, due to the temporary closure of the Mactan-Cebu Airport runway:

• 5J562 / 5J553 Cebu-Manila-Cebu
• 5J563 / 5J564 Manila-Cebu-Manila
• 5J586 / 5J551 Cebu-Manila-Cebu
• 5J608 Cebu-Clark
• 5J611 Davao-Cebu
• DG6739 / DG6738 Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan)-Davao-Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan)
• DG6298 / DG6299 Caticlan (Boracay)-Clark-Caticlan (Boracay)
• 5J485 / 5J486 Manila-Bacolod-Manila
• 5J959 Manila-Davao
• 5J240 / 5J241 Cebu-Hong Kong-Cebu
• DG 6462 / DG6463 Cebu-Bacolod-Cebu
• DG6715 / DG6716 Cebu-Cagayan de Oro (Laguindingan)-Cebu
• DG6690 / DG6691 Cebu-Camiguin-Cebu
• DG6272 / DG6273 Cebu-Caticlan (Boracay)-Cebu
• DG6408 / DG6409 Cebu-Iloilo-Cebu
• DG6588 / DG6589 Cebu-Ormoc-Cebu

Cebu Pacific said guests on the affected flights are STRONGLY ADVISED to check the travel itineraries or tickets, and contact the Cebu Pacific hotlines at (+632)702-0888 or (+6332)230-8888 for further information and inquiries. It promised to provide updates on its official social media pages: Facebook.com/CebuPacificAir and Twitter.com/CebuPacificAir.

The Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority had announced the six-hour runway closure, to do preliminary works for the second half of the runway repairs. These repairs are precautionary in nature and meant to ensure safety of all flights taking off and landing from the Mactan-Cebu airport, authorities said.