March 30, 2020

MIAA Streamlines Flights to NAIA Terminal 1 Amid COVID-19

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  • In response to the suspension of operations of air carries due to COVID-19, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) has announced that they will be streamlining remaining flights to NAIA Terminal 1 to prevent the further spread of the virus.

    Ninoy Aquino International Airport MIAAさんの投稿 2020年3月26日木曜日

    The streamlining operation began on March 28, 2020, at 12:01 a.m. With this, the following airlines will be operating to and from NAIA Terminal 1:

    • Gulf Air
    • Korean Airlines
    • Asiana Airlines
    • China Airlines
    • Hong Kong Air
    • Eva Air
    • Japan Airlines
    • Jeju Air
    • All Nippon Airways
    • Cathay Pacific
    • Qatar Airways

    The announcement was made by MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal after consulting with the Airline Operators Council (AOC) and following the directives of Department of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade to explore ways to help minimize the airport staff while ensuring the continuity of operations.

    The streamline airport operations is a three-pronged approach to support the government in its ECQ efforts, reduce the cost on utilities, and afford groundhandling companies with a much cheaper way of managing logistics.

    Following the decision to streamline operations at the premiere airport in Manila and just operate all airline companies…

    Ninoy Aquino International Airport MIAAさんの投稿 2020年3月28日土曜日

    Royal Brunei and Singapore Airlines were included in the list of airlines that was transferred to NAIA Terminal 1, however, they have already suspended flight operations as of March 29.

    A Notice to Airmen has also been issued so that pilots will be informed that only NAIA Terminal 1 remains in operation for the duration of the ECQ.

    The MIAA has also vowed to continue servicing sweeper flights for which they have designated NAIA Terminal 2 for the purpose. Sweeper and repatriation flights are efforts of the Department of Tourism and the Department of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the embassies to help foreign nationals return to their home countries.

    DOT RESPONSE TEAMS ASSIST OVER 10,000 TRAVELERSMANILA – At least 10,300 individuals, mostly foreign travelers affected…

    Ninoy Aquino International Airport MIAAさんの投稿 2020年3月25日水曜日

    As of writing, the following local and foreign airlines have ceased flight operations:

    • Philippine Airlines
    • Cebu Pacific
    • Air Asia
    • Delta Airlines
    • United Airlines
    • Qantas Airways
    • Turkish Airlines
    • Emirates Airlines
    • KLM
    • Air China
    • Air New Guinea
    • China Eastern
    • China Southern
    • Ethiopian Airlines
    • Jet Star Asia
    • Kuwait Airlines
    • Malaysian Airlines
    • Saudia Airlines
    • Thai Airways
    • Tiger Airways
    • Xiamen Airways

    It can be recalled that a ban on domestic air travel was issued by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-EID). Hence, the MIAA issued the temporary closure of of NAIA Terminal 4, Terminal 2 domestic wing, and Terminal 3 domestic wing.

    NAIA Terminal 2

    For more information, you may visit MIAA’s official website and Facebook page.

    Featured image grabbed from MIAA’s official Facebook page.

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