Limited time only: Mactan Cebu Int’l Airport runway reopens to flights

Flights have partially resumed at the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) more than a day after a Korean Air plane overshot the runway while landing.

MCIA’s operator, GMR Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation, said Tuesday (October 25) that the runway will be open from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the next 14 days.

Planes, however, are not allowed to land at nighttime since the runway lights still needed to be repaired.

“Passengers are strongly advised to coordinate with their airlines for the status of their flights before proceeding to the airport,” the airport operator said.

The Korean Air plane overshot the runway at MCIA Sunday (October 23) due to bad weather. No casualties were reported, though the incident caused the cancellation of several flights.

The plane has yet to be removed from the airport as of Tuesday.

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