Typhoon Nesat/Pedring hits Philippines: Manila Airport flight info

By John Walton, September 27 2011
Typhoon Nesat/Pedring hits Philippines: Manila Airport flight info

Typhoon Nesat, also called Typhoon Pedring in the Philippines, has hit that country, with major disruption in Manila, including cancelled and delayed flights at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL).

The airport (known locally as NAIA), seven kilometres south of the capital, receives Qantas flights from Brisbane and Sydney, plus Jetstar services from Darwin and Sydney. It's the base for hometown carrier Philippine Airlines and regional low-cost airline Cebu Pacific.

Manila Airport's webpage is currently down amid widespread power outages in the capital.

26 domestic flights and three international flights were cancelled, according to a Philippine Government statement this evening.

Travellers should expect significant disruption on arrival in Manila, with reports that Manila Hospital and numerous other buildings are flooded.

However, Qantas and Jetstar international flights are operating.

Qantas flight QF19 left Sydney at 1300 today and is currently showing an estimated arrival of 1910 local time, 2110 Sydney time.

Jetstar flights to Manila are currently showing on time as well.

Travellers should bear in mind that there is a ground strike affecting Philippine Airlines in place today, 27 September, which may cause further problems.

John Walton

Aviation journalist and travel columnist John took his first long-haul flight when he was eight weeks old and hasn't looked back since. Well, except when facing rearwards in business class.


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