DOTr: 33 airports allowed for commercial flights

THE Department of Transportation (DOTr) has announced that 33 airports in the country are now allowed to resume commercial flights.

The agency said the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (Caap) released the list of international and domestic airports given permission by local government units to proceed with commercial operation.

"As of October 26, 2020, there are 33 airports in the country whose local government units (LGUs) have issued orders categorically supporting the resumption of commercial airport operation in their areas of jurisdiction," the Caap stated.

However, some airports are subject to different documentary and passenger restrictions by the concerned LGUs.

International airports with clearance to resume commercial flights include Clark, Ninoy Aquino (Manila), Iloilo, Davao, Bohol, Kalibo, Cebu, and Zamboanga.

The other domestic airports with permits are Antique, Bacolod, Basco, Busuanga, Butuan, Calbayog, Caticlan, Cauayan, Cotabato, Dipolog, General Santos, Jolo, Laguindigan, Legaspi, Marinduque, Masbate, Naga, Ormoc, Ozamiz, Pagadian, Palanan, Romblon, San Jose, Tacloban and Virac.

International airports that are still not allowed to operate include Puerto Princesa International Airport and Laoag International Airport.

Local airports not allowed to resume commercial flight are Borongan, Camiguin, Catarman, Catbalogan, Dumaguete, Guiuan, Hilongos, Maasin, Roxas, Tuguegarao, San Vicente, Sanga-Sanga, Siargao and Surigao.


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