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At least 40 flights canceled at Manila airport due to power outage

Manila, May 1 (EFE).- At least 40 domestic flights have been canceled on Monday due to a power failure at Ninoy Aquino Airport, the main airport in the capital city of Manila.

The Manila International Airport Authority said on social networks that a blackout, which was registered at 1.05am, mainly affected Terminal 3 of the airport.

This resulted in the cancellation of 46 flights to and from the Philippine capital and affecting routes to tourist destinations such as Cebu and Puerto Princesa, and important cities such as Davao.

The authorities said that backup power supplies were being administered to key facilities, allowing the IT systems of the airlines and immigration services to operate partially while processing incoming and outgoing passengers.

The authorities, meanwhile, have also been trying to determine the cause of the power failure.

On Jan.1, around 300 flights were affected by another blackout, in a chaotic beginning of the year in what is considered one of the worst airports in the world in infrastructure and service, according to a survey by Forbes magazine in 2022. EFE


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