Airlines resume flights in Asia as typhoons subside

posted on 18th September 2018 by Justin Burns
Airlines resume flights in Asia as typhoons subside

Cebu Pacific has resumed services today at Tuguegarao Airport to aid in relief efforts following the damage wrought by Typhoon Ompong.

The Filipino carrier said it will initially mount one return flight from Manila today (September 18) to be operated by its wholly-owned subsidiary Cebgo.

Cebu Pacific vice president for corporate affairs, Atty. JR Mantaring said: “We understand that areas severely affected by Typhoon Ompong need a lot of support and assistance. We consider it of utmost importance to resume flights as soon as possible so we can fly in supplies, resources, and much-needed humanitarian assistance at the earliest opportunity.”

Tuguegarao Airport temporarily suspended operations on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, in the aftermath of Typhoon Ompong, which devastated much of North Luzon over the weekend.

Menawhile, South African Airways said it had resumed flights between Johannesburg and Hong Kong following Typhoon Mangkhut.

South African Airways said: “Following the receipt of weather update and forecast from the authorities in Hong Kong, SAA is satisfied that the conditions are now within the airline’s operating limits to resume flights.

“This follows the suspension of flights between the two destinations in the last three days. The typhoon has now passed through Hong Kong, which clears the airspace for us to resume operations.