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NAIA girds for ‘Nina’

  • Written by Itchie G. Cabayan
  • Published in Metro
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PREPARATIONS were laid out yesterday by authorities at the NAIA terminals in connection with the typhoon which is expected to hit the country over the weekend.

In a meeting with airline operators and concerned officials, Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Ed Monreal said a thorough discussion and implementation of all necessary preparations have been ironed out to ensure the safety of all passengers, airport workers and all others concerned.

He also bared that even a runway closure scenario may be implemented should the weather conditions necessitate.

In such event, Monreal assured that the MIAA is ready to suspend its daily runway maintenance works to give way to recovery flights.

Airline companies, meanwhile, were urged to keep their passengers informed at all times regarding any development and should there be any changes with regard to flight status.
   
Monreal said customer hotlines will be readily available round-the-clock, just like the security personnel assigned to maintain safety and orderliness within the airports and their immediate vicinity.
   
Meanwhile, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines  advised airline companies to coordinate with them and the airport authorities for aircraft parking in their respective airports of operation.
   
Tropical storm ‘Nina’ is expected to intensify into a typhoon before making landfall over the Bicol Region by Sunday afternoon or evening.