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The powerful quake prompted officials to shut down the Clark International Airport for 24 hours and cancel over a hundred flights as they assess the damage on the facilities.
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MIAA warns airlines after Luzon quake: Don’t arbitrarily delay or cancel flights
(Philstar.com) - April 23, 2019 - 6:58pm

MANILA, Philippines — The Manila International Airport Authority on Tuesday warned airline companies from “taking advantage” of Monday’s earthquake by arbitrarily delaying or canceling flights.

The MIAA issued the warning amid reports of a domestic carrier canceling outbound and inbound Manila flights.

In a statement, MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal assured passengers using the Ninoy Aquino International Airport terminals that “it is business as usual and that there should be no cause for alarm” after the powerful tremor that hit Luzon.

“No damage to NAIA runway and taxiway facilities as well as no reported concerns on its terminal buildings after immediate inspections conducted by various MIAA teams,” Monreal said.

The quake — which was tectonic in origin — hit Castillejos, Zambales at around 5:11 p.m. Monday. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology earlier recorded a magnitude 5.7 quake before revising it to magnitude 6.1. 

Authorities on Tuesday said a total of 16 dead, 81 injured, and 14 missing have been reported in Region III. 

A total of 447 aftershocks were recorded as of 10 a.m. Tuesday following the tremor that struck Luzon and swayed buildings in Metro Manila. 

The powerful quake prompted officials to shut down the Clark International Airport for 24 hours and cancel over a hundred flights as they assess the damage on the facilities. — Ian Nicolas Cigaral

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