Obama visit: NAIA closure to cause brief delays, Malacañang airspace restricted

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) announced a temporary closure of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) for one hour on April 28th, 2014, to facilitate the arrival of US President Barack Obama.

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The closure, effective from 12:30pm to 1:30pm, will cause minor delays but is not expected to significantly impact commercial airlines, as passenger adjustments have already been made.

To further strengthen security measures, a no-fly zone will be enforced over the Malacañang Complex and NAIA during Obama's visit. This restriction applies from his arrival on April 28th to his departure on April 29th.

President Benigno Aquino III and President Obama are expected to hold discussions on crucial areas of cooperation, including defense and security, as well as trade and economic relations between the two allied nations.