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Total of 23 domestic airports now open while 26 still remain closed

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines has announced that 23 domestic airports are now open opened after their respective local government units (LGU) have began accepting flights.


However, a total of 26 airports still remain closed as of this writing. Out of this 26, 9 have set opening schedules while 17 others still do not allow flights until further notice.

Airports that are already open are:
  1. Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Manila)
  2. Mactan Cebu International Airport
  3. Clark International Airport
  4. Davao International Airport
  5. General Santos Airport
  6. Puerto Princesa International Airport
  7. Tacloban Airport
  8. Zamboanga Airport
  9. Cotabato Airport
  10. Laguindingan Airport (Cagayan de Oro)
  11. Romblon Airport
  12. Naga Airport
  13. Cauayan Airport
  14. Palanan Airport
  15. Dipolog Airport
  16. Pagadian Airport
  17. Jolo Airport
  18. Borongan Airport
  19. Antique Airport
  20. Masbate Airport
  21. Legaspi Airport
  22. Catbalogan Airport
  23. Ormoc Airport

The need for LGUs to cooperate with national government

Even if the national government's Inter Agency Task Force have set the guidelines with regards to air travel under General Community Quarantine status, some LGUs have decided to create their own rules and policies with regards to the resumption of air travel in their area with some making last minute decisions. 

These sudden changes have caused airlines to cancel their flights last minute which in effect have inconvenienced passengers.

Majority of passengers are OFWs returning to their home provinces after taking commercial and repatriation flights to Manila. Some have been stranded for days and weeks in Manila after undergoing quarantine procedures as many LGUs still do not allow flights to enter.

Below is the list of airports:

 

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