Local airport authorities stated Monday that will be no commercial flights in Palawan at least until June 10.

Madel Espartero, spokesperson of Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Puerto Princesa City, said that they are still awaiting approval of higher authorities as indicated by the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) advisory regarding the reopening of Puerto Princesa International Airport for commercial flights.

“As per authorized airline personnel, they verified naman na no flights pa sila until June 10,” Espartero said.

This, after airline companies, including flag-carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) and AirAsia, announced flight resumption on selected domestic destinations, allowing the passengers to purchase tickets.

Espartero clarified that the initial schedules published by the airline transport services are still pending confirmation from national authorities.

“Talagang waiting pa kami if mag-push through ‘yong mga flights na naka-schedule earlier than June 11,” Espartero said.

“As per Cebu Air Inc., they have already scheduled cargo flights starting June 2. ‘Yan pa lang ang confirmed dito sa atin,” she added.


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