Kalibo Survives, Busuanga Limping

12 November 2013

Busuanga Airport survives the wind of typhoon Yolanda but suffers major damage to passenger terminal structure

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) open on Sunday 10 domestic airports that was shutdown by typhoon Yolanda’s wrath Friday. Today Kalibo re-opens while Busuanga airport will open Tuesday after completion of emergency repair works.

Kalibo airport return to normal operations this afternoon with airlines resuming flights to Aklan leaving only three domestic airports - Tacloban, Roxas, and Busuanga - still closed for business due to major terminal damage but military and humanitarian flights are allowed to land.

CAAP Director General William K. Hotchkiss lll flew in Busuanga Sunday morning to bring emergency communication equipment to replace the ones damaged by typhoon winds and hasten the immediate normalization of airport operations.
Roxas Airport Control Tower and whats left of it after it was ravaged by typhoon Yolanda
There are  close to 400 foreign tourists that is stranded in Coron, Palawan and may have to stay there longer until one of the C-130s make a scheduled flight tomorrow.

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