By Ariel Fernandez
Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Ed Monreal inspected the flow of departing passengers at the four terminals of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in preparation for the huge volume of passenger traffic on Holy Week.
Monreal ordered the setting up of several help desks which will be manned by medical personnel, Philippine National Police (PNP), airport police, information officers and personnel from the Public Affairs Office to assist senior, persons with disability (PWD) and other passengers who may need assistance.
Monreal reminded departing passengers not to include in their hand carry luggage more than 100 ml of liquids, aerosol and gel (LAGs) in their flights to avoid confiscation at the final security check.
MIAA has implemented “Oplan Semana Santa 2019” since April 7, it will last until April 27 in line with the expected volume of departing and arriving passengers at NAIA) terminals 1,2,3 and 4.
Monreal canceled all vacation leave of airport personnel during these dates except for emergency situations.
He also coordinated with airline officials and personnel to add more personnel to avoid congestion in their check-counters as he also coordinated with PNP Aviation Security Group (PNP-AVSEGROUP) to deploy bomb and drug sniffing dogs, while airport traffic personnel will assist Manila Development Authority (MMDA) in handling traffic situation within NAIA complex.
All terminal managers, Assistant Managers and Action Officers, however, are expected to perform their regular assigned functions as the Oplan Semana Santa 2019 Duty Officers shall inform the MIAA Command Center of their sign-in and sign out for continued operations.