TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, Sept. 8 (PIA) –The area manager of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) based in this city assured the public of the continuous operation at the Tacloban Daniel Z. Romualdez (DZR) airport despite the repair being undertaken of its runway.

CAAP area manager Efren Nagrama said, operations at the Tacloban airport remains normal even if there were cancelled flights or changes in flight schedules beginning on the first week of September until December 3 this year.

“For airport operations natin, normal naman ang landing at take off natin although limited sa turbo prop aircrafts lang muna,” Nagramo explained.

Earlier, CAAP announced that only small planes or turbo propeller aircrafts are allowed to land at the airport due to the repair of the runway measured at 45 meters wide and 2, 140 meters long.

An initial fund amounting to P123 million was allocated for the repair of the runway.

With this development, Cebu Pacific has clarified that due to the runway limitations, flights of the Tiger Airways and Cebu Pacific plying Manila-Tacloban and vice versa is cancelled for the whole month of September. Hence, passengers who have early bookings are being advised to reroute to Cebu for free or may ask for refund.

Also, PAL passengers are also advised to check with their schedules.

With this situation, CAAP asked the public to bear with the inconvenience at the Tacloban DZR airport these days as they continue to implement the project for the safety of all commuters. (vrc/cba/PIA-8)