Flights canceled as Typhoon Aghon brings strong winds to Eastern Luzon


Several domestic flights operated by Cebgo were canceled early Monday morning due to unfavorable weather brought by Typhoon Aghon affecting eastern parts of Luzon, according to an advisory from the Manila International Airport Authority.

The affected flights include DG 6031/6032 between Manila and San Jose, as well as DG 6113/6114 and DG 6117/6118 plying the Manila-Naga route.

“The cancellations were necessitated by the unfavorable weather situation at the airports of arrival,” the airport authority stated in its 2 AM advisory.

As of Monday morning, parts of eastern Luzon were under Signal No. 2 due to Typhoon Aghon, which was packing maximum winds of 140 kph near its center. Areas under this wind signal could experience gale-force winds between 62-88 kph within 24 hours.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) warned that the typhoon may bring heavy rainfall that could lead to flooding and landslides, especially in high-risk areas.

Sea travel is also risky for small vessels in the coastal waters affected by Aghon.

The typhoon is forecast to continue intensifying over the next two days as it moves northeastward over the Philippine Sea before exiting the country’s area of responsibility on Wednesday.

The Manila International Airport Authority issues advisories on flight cancellations and delays to keep travelers informed during adverse weather events.

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