NAIA flight operations to resume only after runways cleared of ash, debris

Published January 13, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Ariel Fernandez 

Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) and Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) officials are currently assessing the situation at the NAIA facility to determine when it will be safe to resume flight operations.

The resumption of flight operations depends on the state of ash clouds within the NAIA aerodrome as well as the ash fall along runways and taxiways.

Airplanes will be allowed to land and take off only when the airspace and runways are clear of volcanic debris. As soon as ash stops falling from the sky, the ash fall has to be washed off runways and taxiways before flights are allowed to resume.

Meanwhile, passengers are reminded not to proceed to airport terminals until new flight schedules have been released by airline companies. Travelers are advised to get in touch with their respective air carriers for updates on their flights.