Baguio City is opening its airport to other flight carriers after Philippine Airlines (PAL) suspended its Baguio-Cebu flights, a decision that will take effect on July 1, 2024. 

Mayor Benjamin Magalong confirmed the suspension of the flights. 

The suspension is due to several flights being diverted to Clark International Airport because of unfavorable weather conditions during the rainy season. The flight has also attracted fewer passengers than expected.

"Due to historical na tag-ulan sa mga panahong ito [from July to November], mahihirapang mag-land ‘yung mga eroplano. So ‘yun ang main reason kaya nada-divert sa Clark, ‘yung mga flight," Magalong said.

Regular operations are expected to resume in November 2024 when weather conditions improve.

Magalong said other flight carriers are welcome to open routes to Baguio. 

The upgraded Loakan Airport can now accommodate planes equipped with Instrument Landing Systems (ILS), even in zero visibility conditions.