PAL flights affected by rerouting back to normal
MANILA, Philippines–All Philippine Airlines (PAL) flights covered by the rerouting or contingency flight paths have reverted back to their normal flight paths, according to a statement issued by the airline company on Friday.
However, flights which departed or were airborne before 9:30 a.m. Friday still followed contingency routes, the statement said.
The return to “normal flight paths” covering an estimated 12 flights of PAL was a result of the rescinding by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) of the NOTAM (Notice to Airmen) which contained the alternative flight paths to be followed by flights traversing the eastern section of Luzon as well as the no-fly zone.
The rescinding of the NOTAM is a result of the failed satellite launch by North Korea.
In the rescinded Notice to Airmen, flights traversing the eastern section of Luzon must take alternative paths due to the declared “no fly zone” over that part of the country. The no fly zone was originally slated from April 12 – 16, from 5am to 1pm.
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