Taal – Manila Airport All Arriving Flights Suspended
Update by 21:27 (PST) : PAL informs that ALL flights from/to Manila Airport are cancelled or rerouted to Clark (CRK). Flightradar24 shows no activity from/to Manila Airport. PHIVOLCS has raised Taal Alert Level to Level 4.
Taal – Manila Airport issued this NOTAM at 19h04 (PST):
B0093/20 NOTAMN Q) RPHI/QFAXX/IV/NBO/A /000/999/1431N12101E005 A) RPLL B) 2001121104 C) 2001121500 EST E) ALL ARR FLT TO NINOY AQUINO INTL AP (NAIA) ARE SUSPENDED DUE VA IN THE VCY OF AP.
B0093/20 NOTAMN Q) RPHI/QFAXX/IV/NBO/A /000/999/1431N12101E005
A) RPLL (ICAO code for Manila Airport)
B) 2001121104 (Date: 2020-01-12 @ 11:04 (UTC)
C) 2001121500 EST (same at EST time zone)
E) ALL Arrive, Arrival FLT TO NINOY AQUINO International Airport (NAIA) ARE SUSPENDED DUE to Volcanic Ash in the vicinity of Airport .
What is a NOTAM?
A NOTAM is a Notice to Airmen. It informs pilots of current changes of normal operation. You can retrieve NOTAMS on this website: https://pilotweb.nas.faa.gov/PilotWeb/
Taal -Manila Airport:
If you want to know more about Taal Volcano… Taal Volcano is the lowest volcano in the Philippines. It is only 311 meters above sea level. Although the volcano has been quiet since 1977, it has shown signs of unrest since 1991, with strong seismic activity and ground fracturing events, as well as the formation of small mud pots and mud geysers on parts of the island. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) regularly issues notices and warnings about current activity at Taal, including ongoing seismic unrest.