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Nearly all flights back to normal as 'Juan' moves away from RP

October 19, 2010 11:35am
UPDATED 11:45 a.m. — Nearly all flights are back to normal as super typhoon "Juan" (international name: Megi) continues to move away from the country.

The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) told radio dzBB that except for a single Cebu Pacific flight, no other flights had been cancelled as of Tuesday morning.

"As of 10:00 a.m., isa lang ang ang nag-advise ng cancellation at ito ay ang flight 52-9539 ng Cebu Pacific, Manila to Bozoanga," said MIAA media affairs chief Connie Bungag.

(As of 10:00 a.m., we received only one advisory flight 52-9539 ng Cebu Pacific, Manila to Bozoanga

Meanwhile, Philippine Airlines (PAL) spokesperson Cielo Villaluna said, "All PAL flights are green and go and will arrive and leave according to published schedules. We have zero cancellations today."

PAL flights in and out of Laoag in Ilocos Norte, one of the provinces worst hit by the supertyphoon, were cancelled on Monday, the day Juan entered the Philippine area of responsibility through Northern Luzon.

Villaluna advised affected passengers to visit any PAL ticket office or call PAL reservations at telephone number 855-8888.

No rebooking penalty will be charged for these passengers, the airline company added.

Juan moves away from RP

On Tuesday, super typhoon "Juan" (international name: Megi) moved toward the South China Sea but not before bringing rains to Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon.

In its 5:00 a.m. weaher bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said Juan was spotted 210 kilometers (km) west southwest of Laoag City.

It packed maximum sustained winds of 160 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 195 kph. Juan is moving at a speed of 22 kph.

Six provinces are currently under Storm Warning Signal No. 2, while 18 areas including Metro Manila are under Signal No. 1. –VVP, GMANews.TV
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