DILG, CAAP mull resumption of Zamboanga flights

DILG, CAAP mull resumption of Zamboanga flights

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) are planning to resume daily commercial flights at the Zamboanga International Airport.

DILG Secretary Mar Roxas II said they are studying the possibility of resuming two flights on Thursday, adding that more in-bound and out-bound flights will be scheduled once flight schedules return to normal.

Roxas also reminded stranded passengers including those with expired tickets to contact airline companies for processing. They are required to bring valid identification cards for security measures.

The attack launched by members of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) on the southern city last week prompted the cancellations of flights to and from Zamboanga City. CAAP Director-General William Hotchkiss cited security reasons for closing the airport.

Classes and government work were likewise suspended as a result of the MNLF attack