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Domestic flight movements drop due to bigger planes used by airlines

By Benjamin Lim Vergara THE Manila International Airport Authority observed a decline in domestic flight movements at the country’s main gateway in 2018 due to the bigger planes now flown by airlines. Domestic flight movements in 2018 at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) dropped to 145,881 compared to 149,371 flight movements in 2017, a […]

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NAIA passenger volume increased by 7 percent in 2018

By Benjamin Lim Vergara AIR passenger traffic at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport has significantly increased in 2018, the Manila International Airport Authority on Friday said. In its annual report of travel statistics (domestic and international), the MIAA showed a high volume of air travelers arriving and departing at the country’s main gateway. Foreign and […]

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MIAA strongly committed in enhancing security

By Benjie Lim Vergara AIRPORT General Manager Ed Monreal said that the Manila International Airport Authority is committed to work with the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to boost security measures for the protection of passengers. “We were informed by the TSA about their observations regarding procedures, processes, equipment and personnel posting at the […]

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PH government launched “Oplan Biyaheng Ayos: Pasko 2018”

By Benjamin Lim Vergara THE different government agencies at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport has launched Oplan Biyaheng Ayos: Pasko 2018 to ensure safe, reliable, and convenient airport operations as Filipinos and tourists travel for the Christmas and New Year. Aviation authorities will be putting in place additional security measures for maximum deployment of service […]

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NAIA conducts bomb drill

By Benjamin Lim Vergara AVIATION authorities on Tuesday conducted full-scale security drill at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport to train bomb explosive ordinance personnel to respond rapidly to cases of bomb threats or actual bombings. Conducting a full scale security exercise to practice its crisis action plan on one scenario of possible Acts of Unlawful […]

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Unclaimed airport terminal fees to be kept until refunded to its owners — MIAA

By Benjamin Lim Vergara THE unclaimed airport terminal fees of overseas Filipino workers will be remain in a trust fund and refunded to its owners once claimed. Thus pledged Manila International Airport (MIAA) General Manager Ed Monreal on Wednesday after Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello said anew that the money should be refunded to their rightful […]

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Another breakthrough for MIAA

By Benjamin Lim Vergara THE Manila International airport Authority which runs the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. The country’s premier airport, has another breakthrough by earning an ISO certification under ISO 2001:2015 standards. The certificate was awarded by the International Standards Certification (ISC) Global, MIAA’s current certifying body. ISC-Global is one of the pillars in developing […]

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NAIA new rapid exit taxiways launched

By Benjamin Lim Vergara EXECUTIVE Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Department of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade on Monday led the inauguration and commissioning of the two new Rapid Exit Taxiways at Runway 06/24 of Ninoy Aquino International Airport which cost PhP309 million to build. According to Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) general manager Ed Monreal, the […]

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Security at NAIA tightened following Basilan bombing

By Benjie Lim Vergara PHILIPPINE Airport authorities on Wednesday said it is implementing enhanced security measures at the country’s premier airport following the bombing incident in Lamitan, Basilan, that left 11 people dead and scores wounded. Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Ed Monreal said the MIAA is not taking chances as they adopted […]

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PH NAIA Terminal Rationalization Program put on hold

By Benjie Lim Vergara THE Terminal Rationalization Program or the new terminal assignments for airlines that is supposed to begin this August has been postponed, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said on Monday. “Terminal transfer of airlines will not proceed as originally envisioned,” the MIAA said in statement, adding, “while talks with some airline […]

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NAIA runway repairs completed

By Benjie Lim Vergara AIRPORT authorities has repaired the  potholes along the taxiway of the country’s premier aerodrome, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. In a statement released to the media, the Manila International Airport Authority disclosed that as early as last week, it has been attempting to conduct the runway repairs at the NAIA’s Charlie […]

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MIAA upgrades NAIA 1 passenger boarding bridges

By Benjie Lim Vergara THE Manila International Airport Authority has began to upgrade the 33-year old rickety Ninoy Aquino International Airport’s steel aerobridges with ones made with glass. “The decades old aerobridges are now outdated rendering them unreliable with incidents of breakdown frequently occurring from time to time,” said MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal. According […]

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Scarcity of immigration officers at NAIA causes long periods of queuing and flight delays

By Benjie Lim Vergara THE current scarcity of officers manning the immigration lanes at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport is not only causing travelers the discomfort of queuing for a long time but some flight delays too, according to the Manila International Airport Authority. The MIAA admitted that it cannot do anything about the long […]