By: AirTravellerPH Staff
The past year, 2019, was indeed a roller coaster ride for commercial aviation. The crash of Ethiopian Air 737 MAX 8 which lead to the grounding of all 737 MAX aircraft worldwide, the announcement of the end of the A380 line, and the launch of new aircraft like the Airbus A321XLR which really made waves. The same "roller-coaster ride" indeed goes for Philippine commercial aviation which now makes 2020 more interesting.
By: AirTravellerPH Staff
There was a website that quite came up with some misleading news, which said that airport personel stopped working because it was raining. This is actually quite a misleading news and we are here to correct that. During that heavy downpour, lightning was present, hence, operations had to stop. It is standard operating procedure that all airport ground operations stop during a LIGHTNING RED ALERT.
The Mactan City International Airport (MCIA) Terminal 2 is indeed such a beauty to the point that it was named as the most beautiful airport in the Philippines after it was completed and launched. This did not mean though that the domestic wing of MCIA will be left untouched. The GMR Megawide Cebu Airport Corp then worked on MCIA terminal 1 and here is now how it looks after its recent renovations.
Clark International Airport is indeed Luzon's second gateway and major airport. With the congested Ninoy Aquino International Airport, more airlines are moving their flights to the former US Airbase in Angeles, Pampanga, hence, the need to have a bigger airport to accommodate more passengers. Ongoing is the construction of the new Clark International Airport terminal and you will just love its modern Filipino design.
Last June 25, a Ninoy Aquino International Airport ground handler sustained injuries after a lightning struck within the vicinity, It was said that the worker forgot to hault all operations during a red lightning alert. Based on MIAA's record, Joel Arejola from Macroasia fell off from the ladder while detaching ground power unit from the aircraft. The incident happened at around 6:58 p.m. of June 25.
Metro Manila is indeed the main gateway to the Philippines. It is also the primary airport in the country but sadly, it is simply comparable to a provincial airport in another country. With its present perpendicular runway set-up where one active runway can handle both narrow and wide body aircraft, NAIA can no longer handle the number of flights coming in and out the country. Despite all efforts to improve other airports around the country to decongest NAIA, these are all short term plans to a long term problem.