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CAAP: Some north Luzon airports sustain minor damage due to Egay

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) reported on Wednesday on the situation of several airports it operates in Northern Luzon as Typhoon Egay traverses the region.

In its situation report, CAAP said Laoag International Airport's flight operations have been halted due to bad weather, "but once the weather permits, the airport will be re-opened by afternoon."

The agency said Laoag airport’s international pre-departure area is also temporarily replacing the domestic pre-departure area "as the latter will need repairing after incurring partial damage to its ceiling and doors."

Meanwhile, Vigan Airport incurred minimal damage to its facilities.

CAPP added that Lingayen Airport's ramp is flooded due to heavy rainfall.

"Part of the roof (fascia board) of the airport's fire station was also damaged due to strong winds," the agency said.

Baguio Airport, Rosales Airport, and San Fernando Tower Facility reported no damage.

"Tuguegarao Airport continues to experience strong winds and rain. The airport has halted its flight operations for the day as commercial electricity has been down," CAAP said.

"While no major damage has been observed, minor flooding at the airport's taxiway has been reported," the agency said.

Basco Airport, Cauayan Airport, and Palanan Airport continue to experience strong winds and rain.

"The airports reported no damage to their facilities, and commercial electricity remains available," CAAP said.

The agency said San Jose Airport's Cebgo flights to and from Manila have been cancelled, affecting a total of 155 passengers.

It added that Iba Airport continues to experience strong winds and rain but has reported no damage to its facilities.

"CAAP reminds passengers to prioritize their safety and cooperate with airport and airline authorities during this weather disturbance. Travelers are advised to contact their respective airlines for any changes to their flight schedules, alternative arrangements, or further information," it said.

"CAAP Area Center personnel and airport managers are closely monitoring the situation and are advised to provide timely updates as necessary," it added. — VBL, GMA Integrated News