MIAA to operate just 1 terminal

By Emmie V. Abadilla

As more airlines suspend operations due to COVID-19, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) yesterday announced it will concentrate all remaining flights in just one terminal , Ninoy Aquino I ternational Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1, starting this Saturday, from 0001H (12:01AM), March 28, 2020.

Over a dozen airlines will operate to and from NAIA Terminal 1: Gulf Air, Korean Airlines, Asiana Airlines, China Airlines, Hong Kong Air, Eva Air, Japan Airlines, Jeju Air, All Nip¬pon Airways, Cathay Pacific, Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines and Royal Brunei. Oman Air ceased operations beginning yesterday March 26, while Singapore Airlines and Royal Brunei have announced suspension of flights to and from Manila beginning March 29, 2020.

MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal made the announcement after consulting with the Airline Operators Council (AOC) and following the instructions of Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade to minimize exposure of airport workers while ensuring continuous operations at NAIA.

Flag carrier Philippine Airlines has also announced suspension of international flight operations starting March 26.

PAL made their last flight out March 25 of their MNL-SFO (PR104) and MNL-LAX (PR102).