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25 Apr 2019 | 02:48 AM UTC

Philippines: Clark Airport (CRK) operations resume April 24 /update 6

Philippines News Alert

Full operations resume at Clark International Airport (CRK) on April 24; residual delays and crowded flight conditions expected in coming days

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/23/2019, 12:00 AM until 4/25/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Manila). COUNTRY/REGION Angeles, Central Luzon, Clark International Airport (CRK)

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Event

Officials fully reopened Clark International Airport (CRK) in Pampanga province on the evening (local time) of Wednesday, April 24, following an approximately 48-hour closure after an earthquake on Monday, April 22. The airport reopened to passenger services at 16:00 on Wednesday with flights beginning departures around 19:00. Airport authorities expect to be 90 to 100 percent operational on Thursday, April 25, though residual flight delays and congestion, including overbooked flights, are expected in the coming days.

Context

The US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 6.1-magnitude earthquake in Luzon, on the northern shore of Manila Bay, on April 22. The quake struck around 17:11 on Monday, approximately 25 km (15 mi) south of Angeles (Pampanga province, Central Luzon region) at a depth of 20 km (12 mi). A 4.7-magnitude aftershock was recorded in the same area at 02:03 on April 24.

Advice

Individuals traveling through CRK are advised to confirm their flight status, maintain flexible itineraries, adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities, and anticipate residual flight disruptions.

 

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