10 Cargo, Commercial Aircraft Diverted to CIAC on Bad Weather

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CLARK FREEPORT - At least 10 cargo and commercial aircraft were diverted to Clark International Airport here early Tuesday due to bad weather in China.

Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) President and CEO Victor Jose I. Luciano said that eight cargo aircraft of the United Parcel Service (UPS) including two Boeing 757, four Boeing 767, one MD-11 and one Being 747 and commercial air carriers of Hong Kong Express A-287 and Jet Aviation F-900LX aircraft landed at about 1:15 a.m. at the runways of Clark International Airport due to heavy rains in China especially in Shenzen were the operations of American firm UPS is based in China.

"Bad weather in China forced the eight cargo planes of UPS and two commercial aircraft to land at Clark Airport, heavy rains also occurred in Taiwan, and Hong Kong," Luciano said.

"This only showed that Clark International Airport is ready 24/7 to accommodate diverted flights because we have the complete navigational facilities," he added.

"Clark Airport can even accommodate 40 aircraft in our wide parking space here, Clark Airport is always ready," Luciano stressed.

He said that navigational facilities such as the Instrument Landing System (ILS) as well as the DVOR are working round the clock to guide all types of aircraft landing at Clark International Airport. …