CAAP readies PH airports for ‘Tisoy’; suspends training flights

MANILA The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) on Monday announced it is preparing the airports that might be affected by Typhoon Tisoy (international name Kammuri).

In a statement, CAAP said Director General Jim Sydiongco already met with local air operators, and also urged airlines to ensure that proactive parameters are in place concerning flight disruptions due to Tisoy.

As of Monday afternoon, more than 100 domestic and international flights of three major local carriers were canceled.

CAAP-operated airports, meanwhile, were told to implement precautionary and safety measures.

These measures include "the relocation of light aircraft, equipment, and documents to drier, safer areas; securing of windows and doors of facilities with reinforced shutters and gates; removal of loose objects away from the ramp; and the sending home of non-essential staff".

CAAP said airports in Bicol, Eastern Visayas, central and southern Mindanao regions, have already prepared by boarding up facilities, reinforcing structures, charging generators, and restocking batteries and needed emergency supplies.

CAAP spokesperson Eric Apolonio said all flying schools nationwide were told to suspend flight training, from Monday until 6 p.m. Thursday.

Tisoy was last tracked 195 kilometers east of Juban, Sorsogon, moving west at 20 kph.

The weather bureau forecast Tisoy to make landfall over the Catanduanes-Albay-Sorsogon area between Monday night and Tuesday morning. (PNA)

Source: Philippines News Agency