The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) announced that it needs to shutdown the Tagaytay radar from March 6 to 11, 2017. The scheduled shutdown that will give way to maintenance and upgrade works, will leave the country’s main gateway with two working radars, CAAP said.
Delay and cancellation of more than 4000 flights are expected once the shutdown takes effect. In effect, flights “have to be reduced” during the shutdown period and airlines are expected to finalize their schedules later this week.
The Tagaytay radar is one of the biggest navigational facilities utilized by flights flying in and out of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).
How to know if my flight is affected?
To know if their flights are affected, passengers are advised to coordinate with airlines for their flight status and possible rescheduled flight.
- Local Phone Numbers:
- (02) 702-0888 (Manila Office)
- (032) 230-8888 (Cebu Office)
- Overseas Phone Numbers:
- +852-397-33800 (Hong Kong Office)
- +65-315-80808 (Singapore Office)
- +612-9119-2956 (Australia Office)
Passengers can also check their flight status through Cebu Pacific website.
Meanwhile, Philippine Airlines will use bigger carriers to accommodate more passengers. If the rebooked flights will not be convenient for the passenger, he or she may rebook to other available flights within 1 month with no additional charge. Passengers will also be informed of their flight status via a text message and e-mail. Passengers may also contact their hotline at 855-8000.
The government said airlines were given until this week to finalize their slots for March 6-11.
Meanwhile, two radars will remain operational during the maintenance and upgrading of Tagaytay radar.