Hundreds of remaining tourists from Wuhan City in China, who are vacationing on Boracay Island, will be transported back following a lockdown imposed on the Chinese City, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak.
But several residents of Boracay Island have raised alarm and outcry why the flights from Wuhan were suspended only on Thursday.
Eric Apolonio, the spokesman of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, said Pan Pacific Airlines and Royal Air Charter would transport their remaining passengers, who arrived before the lockdown was implemented.
The two airlines operate a total of six chartered flights from Wuhan to Kalibo and back weekly.
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