Legaspi Night Flights Suspended

19 October 2017

Night flights to and from Legaspi Airport was suspended Saturday by the Civil Aviation Authority CAAP) after lightning strike disabled its runway lights Friday night. The lights are currently being repaired and is expected to be back in service tomorrow.

CAAP disclosed that a lightning bolt struck and damaged the less than a year runway end identification lights (REIL) system as it was activated for aircraft landing from Manila. REIL are high intensity strobe lights that are placed at both sides of the runway to mark the threshold.

Cebu Pacific (CEB) is the sole night flight user of Legaspi airport as it operates six daily flights to and from Legazpi via Manila and Cebu. Evening flights operated by CEB subsidiary Cebgo, depart Manila at 6:15 p.m. and 7:20 p.m, and arrive in Legazpi at 7:40 p.m. and 8:45 p.m., respectively. The return flights leave Legazpi at 8:20 p.m. and 9:35 p.m., and land in Manila at 9:40 p.m. and 10:55 p.m., respectively.

The airline operates night flights to and from secondary CAAP airports of Caticlan, Dumaguete, Naga, Roxas, and Butuan airports on top of trunk routes in Cebu, Davao, Bacolod, Iloilo, Puerto Princesa, Cagayan de Oro, and Zamboanga.

The lighting facilities for Legaspi airport was recently made operational in October last year.

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