By: AirTravellerPH Staff
As the weather conditions have improved, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) announced yesterday that the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) has resumed regular flight operations at 11:00pm but runways were opened to as early as 6:00pm to allow local airlines to bring back all their aircraft that were preemptively evacuated due to Typhoon Tisoy (Kammuri).
MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal has also announced that the daily maintenance of NAIA's runway which happens from 1:30am to 3:30am have been suspended to accommodate flights that were affected by the closure as a result of a typhoon threat.
Priority will be given to scheduled flights, and recovery flights will need to have approval from the MIAA to ensure slot availability.
It is highly advised that passengers get in touch and to check the flight status with their respective airlines.
The flight cancellations and suspension of airport operations were necessary as a safety measure due to the prevailing weather conditions. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) raised a signal number 2 warning over Metro Manila as Typhoon Tisoy made landfall. As a preemptive measure to ensure the safety of all passengers, crew, personnel, and equipment, airlines had to cancel flights to and from NAIA while the airport had to suspend operations for 12 hours. At the same time, aircraft were evacuated in anticipation of surface wind speeds of more than 50 knots.