By: AirTravellerPH Staff
The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) has announced the suspension of all operations at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminals 1 to 4 on December 3 (Tuesday) from 11am to 11pm in preparation of the onslaught of Typhoon Tisoy (international code name Kammuri). Flight suspensions are necessary given the strength of the typhoon with forecasted wings of up to 180kph.
Based on the existing safety regulations, airport operations are automatically suspended once surface wind speed reaches 65 knots or about 120kph. Based also on aviation standards, airlines will be implementing preemptive aircraft evacuation once wind speed reaches 50 knots.
Upon resumption of operations, priority will be given to scheduled flights whereas recovery flights will be accommodated on a "first-come-first-serve" basis. Recovery flights must have prior approval from MIAA to ensure an orderly succession of flights.
MIAA General Manager has appealed to all passengers to stay in their homes or hotels and to avoid going to the airports while operations are suspended.
It is also highly encouraged that all passengers coordinate with their respective airlines.