Cebu Pacific resumes Surigao flights


The Philippine Airlines

MANILA, Philippines - Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) through its subsidiary Cebgo resumed regular flights to and from Surigao City over the weekend.

The flights resumed after an assessment of the runway, which was damaged by a magnitude 6.7 earthquake on Feb. 10.

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) earlier released a notice to airmen restricting operations at the Surigao airport after the quake damaged the 1,700-meter runway.

“After assessing the repairs done... on the runway, we have determined that we may resume safe flight operations. We laud CAAP for its expedient action to restore the runway after just 12 days of repair,” said JR Mantaring, CEB vice president for corporate affairs.

“We would also like to extend our appreciation to our valued passengers for their utmost understanding. Trust that we will continue working with the relevant authorities in order to hasten full restoration and further improve our services,” Mantaring said.