Flights Resume After Smog Disruption

6 July 2010 (Last Updated July 6th, 2010 18:30)

Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in the Philippines resumed normal flight operations on 3 June 2010 at 11pm after cancelling and diverting several flights due to thick smog. On 3 June, from around 7:30am until 12pm, NAIA cancelled ten international flights, diverted 12 and dela

Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in the Philippines resumed normal flight operations on 3 June 2010 at 11pm after cancelling and diverting several flights due to thick smog.

On 3 June, from around 7:30am until 12pm, NAIA cancelled ten international flights, diverted 12 and delayed 18 more due to poor visibility, according to abs-cbnnews.com.

Flight operations had to be halted temporarily due to zero visibility on the approach to runway 24.

NAIA cancelled 26 domestic flights, diverted 37 and delayed 26 others as a result of the disruption.

Nearly 34 aircraft were diverted to Diosdado Macapagal International Airport in Pampanga after they were not able to land at the NAIA.