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International flights into PH cancelled–DOTC

By: - NewsLab Lead / @MSantosINQ
/ 09:57 AM August 21, 2013

Photo released by the Philippine Air Force shows vehicles lined up as they wait for floods to subside in Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines on Tuesday Aug. 20, 2013. Some of the Philippines’ heaviest rains on record fell for a second day Tuesday, turning the capital’s roads into rivers and trapping tens of thousands of people in homes and shelters. The government suspended all work except rescues and disaster response. AP/Philippine Air Force

MANILA, Philippines — International flights going into the country were cancelled anew Wednesday morning due to the continuous rains and floods brought by the southwest monsoon.

In the latest announcement by the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) through its twitter account @DOTCPhilippines, the flights cancelled as of 7:30. a.m. are as follows:

PR-383 Guangzhou-MNL
2P-801 Singapore-MNL
PR-538 Denpasar-MNL
PR-399 Beijing-MNL
PR-313 Hong Kong-MNL
PR-437 Nagoya-MNL
PR-407 Osaka-MNL
PR-431 Tokyo (Narita)-MNL
PR-733 Bangkok-MNL
PR-210 Melbourne-MNL
PR-220 Darwin-MNL
2P-875 MNL-Kuala Lumpur and return flight 2P-876 Kuala Lumpur-MNL

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Tropical storm “Maring” (international name Trami) has left the Philippine Area of Responsibility as of 7:00 a.m. according to the state-run weather bureau but the southwest monsoon continues to affect large parts of the country.

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TAGS: Air transport, aviation, DOTC, Floods, international flights, Rains, weather
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