Flights resumed at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport at 1:33 p.m., nearly two hours after a Cebu Pacific aircraft had a runway excursion.
Cebu Pacific said a Naga-Manila flight had a runway excursion upon arrival at NAIA at 11:45 a.m. The aircraft was towed from the runway shortly after 1 p.m.
“All 42 passengers and four crew safely deplaned with no reported injuries. All the affected passengers have been assisted accordingly and have left the airport,” Cebu Pacific said in a statement.
“We are working on normalizing our operations as soon as possible. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this has caused and we thank you for your kind understanding,” the airline said.
The affected runway—6/24—is used for wide-body flights. Affected flights were diverted to Clark.
Philippine Airlines said flights to Manila resumed at 1:33 p.m. “Runway obstruction has been cleared,” it said.