Flights to and from Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) have resumed from 5:00 am to 5:00 pm today.
This was confirmed by Attorney Glenn Napuli, MCIA Legal Manager, through a press conference on October 25, 2022.
As of 10:00 am on October 25, a total of 17 aircraft have departed and landed at MCIA. At 6:00 pm yesterday, after the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) released a notice to airmen (NOTAM), the Mactan-Cebu International Airport accommodating Jeju Air flight (JJA2406) bound for Incheon was the first aircraft to depart since the incident.
According to Atty. Napuli, there were no significant damages to the runway and its lights, only the Approach lights and localizer at runway 04, were damaged after being hit by the overshot aircraft.
He said that their first mission was to repair the runway immediately to resume operations. A 24-hour repair operation was conducted immediately, installing new runway threshold lights, and painting works started to reopen the runway.
Four flights were affected right after the incident happened. Some flights were diverted back to Manila other flights were redirected to Davao.
Starting October 25, the runway will be open from 5:00 am to 5:00 pm daily for 14 days until the aircraft is removed from the runway. The aircraft will be moved about 200 meters from the crash site.
Meanwhile, 40 delegates from South Korea arrived at MCIA to do a parallel investigation into the incident.
As of this writing, the cause of the incident is yet to be determined. However, Atty. Jinky Zaragoza of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said that the severe weather condition at that time could be one of the factors that they considered.