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October 24, 2022

Mactan-Cebu International Airport
Korean Air KE631 Incident
As of 24 October 2022, 3:00 A.M.

We confirm that at 11:11pm on 23 October Sunday, Korean Air flight no. KE631 from Incheon, South Korea overshot the runway in a landing attempt during heavy rains at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA).

No one was hurt during the incident. All 162 passengers and 11 crew onboard the A330 aircraft were immediately evacuated and tended to by airport emergency personnel.

The incident has necessitated the temporary closure of the MCIA runway to allow for the safe removal of the aircraft. For now, all international and domestic flights to and from MCIA are canceled until further notice.

We are working with Korean Air, the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA), and the Civil Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) for the swift resolution of this matter. Updates will immediately be given once available.

Passengers with flights to and from MCIA are advised to coordinate with their respective airlines first before proceeding to the airport.

Thank you.