By Jelly Musico, PNA and U.S. News Agency / Asian
The cancelled flights due to bad weather brought by tropical storm Ofel has increased from 24 to 32 after Cebu Pacific and AirPhilippines Express suspended eight six and two more, respectively.
Cebu Pacific cancelled flights 5J 531, 532, 539 and 540 going to and from Busuanga as well as flights 5J 521 and 522 to Naga. AirPhils also cancelled its two flights 2P 265 and 266 to Naga.
Earlier, the Manila International Airport Authority media affairs office announced cancellation of 24 flights as advised by Cebu Pacific, AirPhilippines Express and Zest Air.
Cebu Pacific cancelled its 14 flights from Ninoy Aquino International Airport to Caticlan and Ozamis and Legazpi. The cancelled CebuPac flights are 5J 893, 894, 892, 920, 895, 898, 897 and 896, all going to and from Caticlan as well as flights 5J 781 and 782 to and from Ozamis and 323 and 324 to and from Legaspi.
The Air Philippines also cancelled its own flights 2P 051, 052, 055 and 055 going to and from and flights 2P 021 and 022 to Masbate.
Zest Air cancelled its morning flight Z2 260 bound for Masbate and the return flight 261 as well as its afternoon flight 202 bound to Marinduque and return flight 203.
The cancellation of flights has affected local tourists who are expected to enjoy the coming long weekend in the famous Boracay resort island which is near the Caticlan airport.