Tropical Depression Aghon disrupts flights in several PH airports

Several airports across the Philippines experienced flight cancellations on Saturday, May 25, 2024, due to the impact of Tropical Depression Aghon, according to a situational report released by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP).

At Virac Airport, five flights – 5J821 from Manila to Virac, 5J821 from Virac to Manila, and 5J822 – were affected due to unfavorable weather conditions, impacting a total of 301 passengers. However, no passengers were reported as stranded.

Masbate Airport saw one flight, DG6178, affected by the tropical cyclone signal, with 66 passengers affected but none stranded.

In Naga Airport, four flights – DG-6113, DG-6114 (Manila-Naga-Manila), DG-6117, and DG-6118 (Manila-Naga-Manila) – were disrupted due to the tropical cyclone, affecting 304 passengers, but again, no passengers were stranded.

Siargao Airport experienced significant disruptions, with several flights canceled. Philippine Airlines flights PR 2374 and PR 2375 (Cebu-Siargao-Cebu) were canceled, affecting 175 passengers. Additionally, Cebgo flights DG6855/6856 (Cebu-Siargao-Cebu), DG6853/6854 (Cebu-Siargao-Cebu), and DG6839/6840 (Manila-Siargao-Manila) were also canceled, affecting 146, 140, and 133 passengers, respectively. Despite the cancellations, no passengers were stranded at Siargao Airport.

Meanwhile, Bicol International Airport reported no affected flights or passengers.

In a statement, CAAP advised passengers to coordinate with their respective airlines for updates on their flights due to the impact of Tropical Depression Aghon on airport operations.

The tropical depression made landfall in Eastern Samar late Friday, prompting the national weather agency to raise storm signal no. 1 over multiple areas.

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