The Naga and Legazpi Airports – the two major airports in Bicol – resumed operations Monday despite damage from typhoon Rolly’s strong winds last Sunday, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines said.
CAAP said Naga Airport reopened at 7:45 a.m. despite serious damage estimated at P5 million at the passenger terminal building, the administration building, fire station building, and the vehicular parking area.
Cebu Pacific resumed commercial flight operations three times a week at Naga Airport.
Flight operations restarted at 6 a.m. at Legazpi Airport which sustained minimal damage in the ceiling boards and runway lights.
Masbate Airport did not incur any damage and remains operational. Virac Airport in Catanduanes has been closed since Oct. 31.
Sangley Airport temporarily stopped operations due to damage sustained at glass windows in the hangar and the collapsed two spans of concrete fence at the general aviation area.
“The CAAP has also released a NOTAM (Notice to Airmen) regarding closure of operations until Nov. 2,” CAAP said.
At the Marinduque Airport, breakwater at the Runway 16 Runway End Safety Area collapsed due to storm surge.
All the other airports across the country remain operational.
“At present, CAAP airport managers are still on high alert and are closely monitoring and conducting inspections at their respective airports,” the CAAP said.