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Airlines cancel 286 flights to Manila due to volcanic eruption

Christian Fernsby |
Taiwan's two major air carriers, China Airlines (CAL) and EVA Airways (EVA), have canceled all flights between Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) and Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) due to the eruption of a volcano.

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As fallen ash had covered the runways at MNL on Sunday, all departing and arriving international and domestic flights were canceled due to "volcanic ash in the vicinity of the airport," according to the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines.

In an advisory, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said Taal’s massive ash explosion, which has now reached Quezon City, forced NAIA management to temporarily halt operations at the country’s main airhub, affecting 286 flights in total.

The companies that canceled flights are Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Air Asia, Cathay Pacific, All Nippon Airways, Delta Airlines, Malaysian Airlines, Oman Air, China Southern Airlines, Eva Air, Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Airlines, And Malaysian Airlines.

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