Authorities eyeing resumption of commercial flight operations in Legazpi airport tomorrow

The Legazpi airport passenger terminal building sustained heavy damage during the onslaught of “Tisoy.”/PIA Albay/

(Eagle News) — Authorities are targeting a resumption of commercial flight operations in the Legazpi airport tomorrow, Dec. 4.

Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines director general Jim Sydiongco made the announcement, as he noted that the airport runway had been declared operational.

He said that while the passenger terminal building was damaged, it was undergoing immediate and urgent basic repair.

“We are coordinating with the operators/airlines for their basic requirements for the resumption of commercial flights tomorrow. We have been coordinating as well with the military and the LGU for any assistance regarding the resumption of commercial operations. In addition, three teams of security and adms personnel are currently en route to Legaspi and Naga to augment the manpower there and assist in ensuring that the airport will be operational by tomorrow,” he said.

As for the possible lifting of the suspension of operations in the Ninoy Aquino International Airport earlier than 11 p.m., Sydiongco said a decision will be made by the CAAP and the Manila International Airport Authority after meetings.

Earlier, airport authorities suspended operations at NAIA from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. today in preparation for the onslaught of Typhoon “Tisoy.”