After a 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit the city of Luzon in the Philippines on Monday afternoon (22 April), Clark International Airport was badly damaged, forcing the Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) to cancel and/or reroute flights departing and arriving via its runways.
While the airport’s communications tower remains structurally intact, safety concerns lead to its closure and flights’ cancellation. Reports also say that some flights have been, or will be diverted to the Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
Travellers who have booked flights to the Philippines via Cebu Pacific have been told that they may request to reroute their flight to or from Manila.
Meanwhile, Philippine Airlines said that affected passengers can either rebook or reroute their flights within 30 days from the original flight date, with penalties waived.
More details on re-planning, claiming and cancelling booked flights can be found on the respective airlines’ official websites.
While the CIAC continues to assess the extent of the damages and begin repairs, a report on the Inquirer, confirmed that more than 150,000 passengers were stranded while the current death toll stands at 11.