DOTr, CAAP, MIAA: Flight suspension in effect until further notice
Aileen Cerrudo • January 13, 2020 • 1003
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said flight suspension due to the effects of Taal eruption will “remain until further notice”.
The CAAP along with the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) announced on Sunday (January 12) that the suspension of flights at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) will have to go beyond the initial 11:00 p.m. scheduled re-opening.
MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal reported that runways and ramps in NAIA have already accumulated ash due to the Taal volcano eruption.
He also appealed to passengers not to proceed to NAIA, and to check with their respective airlines about updates of flights. He further advised that the MIAA will be shutting down some air handling units to avoid ash ingestion.
Airline operators were also tasked by the CAAP and thr MIAA to attend to their passengers and make sure that there are ground staff to assist them.
There are a total of 172 flights have been affected with 169 cancelled flights and three diverted flights.
Passengers may call the following NAIA Flight information numbers:
Terminal 1 (88771-109 local 2181) Terminal 2 (88771-109 local 2182) Terminal 3 (88777-888 local 2183) Terminal 4 (88771-109 local 2184) MIAA SMS Hotline 0917-8396242 0918-9186242 MIAA Hotline 88771-111 Or check our Facebook Page and Twitter @MIAAGovPh
MANILA, Philippines — The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) advises passengers coming from the Philippines of the additional requirements that some foreign destinations require.
Starting Tuesday (July 21), the following international destinations will ask incoming passengers from the Philippines to present a COVID-19 reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) negative-test result/ certification:
The MIAA reminds passengers that only certifications issued by the respective airline’s accredited testing institutions will be accepted before travelers are allowed to board flights.
The agency advises all affected passengers to get in touch with their respective airline carriers to get the details on the implementation of the new regulation.
Passengers without the required negative PCR test certification may not be allowed to check-in for their flights even if they have confirmed bookings.
MANILA, Philippines — A total of 32 airports in the country have received clearance from their respective local government units (LGUs) to resume commercial flight operations as of Sunday (July 19).
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) reminds travelers, however, some airports, while allowed to open for commercial flights, are still subject to different documentary and passenger restrictions set by the LGUs.
MANILA, Philippines — The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) has set up makeshift tents at the social hall of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 to provide comfort and convenience to locally-stranded individuals (LSIs) currently lodged at the airport waiting for their flights.
The 28 tents are the initial set from 100 tents that MIAA plans to set up for LSIs at the airport under the guidance of the Department of Transportation (DOTr).
Additional tents are expected to be established soon.
Apart from temporary shelters, MIAA also provided a dedicated shower area at the airport’s parking lot, for the exclusive use of LSIs.
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