MIAA launches RET to cut flight delays

September 10, 2018

THE Manila International Airport Authority yesterday launched two newly built Rapid Exit Taxiways (RETs) at runway 06-24 at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport to help ease air traffic congestion.

The project which cost P212.5 million was awarded to Readycon Trading and Construction Corporation for civil works while Evercon Builders and Equipment Corporation bagged the P96.6 million contract for electrical works.

MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal said there would be no disruption of airport operations throughout the period of construction of the east and west RETs.

Monreal said the two rapid exits both with 60 meters wide will reduce the air traffic congestion and flight delays in NAIA. The 3,410 meters long runway (06-24) will improve the Runway Occupancy Time (ROT) giving the succeeding aircraft to land or depart at a shorter period.

The new RETs would allow an aircraft to exit the runway at the speed of 65 to 93 kilometers per hour (kph) and give way to other landing aircraft.

Monreal together with Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Director General Capt. Jim Sydiongco and Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea were present during the launching.