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#RollyPH: MIAA closes Manila airport for 24 hours

Aviation Updates Philippines – The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) imposed a 24-hour closure of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport to all types of flight operations from 10:00 am of November 1 until 10:00 am on November 2, as a preventive measure for Super Typhoon Rolly (international name: Goni).

The closure was decided upon after a meeting with the Airline Operators Council (AOC), the Air Carriers Association of the Philippines (ACAP), the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), and PAGASA NAIA station yesterday afternoon.

The Super Typhoon is expected to hit Metro Manila from noon on Sunday until Monday's early hours. The suspension of flight operations in Manila is in place to ensure passengers and airport personnel's safety.

MIAA General Manager Eddie Monreal informs passengers that all NAIA terminals will be closed during the 24-hour closure. Moreover, Monreal advises passengers to coordinate with airlines to arrange possible new flight schedules.

As the airport reopens on Monday, priority will be given to scheduled flights within the day. However, the MIAA said it would arrange slots for recovery flights that in a way that would cause the least delay for flying passengers on that day.

Photo from ABS-CBN News

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