Posts by Bing Jabadan

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aaa  The operator of Xiamen Air plane that skidded on the runway of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Thursday night will be fined at least P15 million, the head of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said. MIAA general manager Ed Monreal said the fine will cover the cost of the Boeing 737 removal after the accident led to the closure of the runway. "The amount we spent in the recovery of the plane and damages will be charged to the Xiamen operator," Monreal said. "The P15 million is just an ‘initial’ amo...

August 22, 2018
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aaaMANILA---Following hundreds of cancelled flights,  local airlines on Sunday made further adjustments in its operations at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).

Philippine Airlines (PAL) and Cebu Pacific Air (CEB) announced that certain flights will not be operating due to heavy ramp congestion.

"The mid-day re-opening of Manila’s main runway 06/24 (on Saturday) and its subsequent impact of flight departures and arrivals have made it necessary for Philippine Airlines to ...

August 19, 2018
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aaaThe Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) apologized earlier this evening after it failed to reopen a Ninoy Aquino International Aiport (NAIA) runway whose closure has led to the cancellation of more than 60 flights.

The MIAA said they now expected to remove the Xiamen Airlines plane that skidded off the runway by 5 a.m. tomorrow instead of by 7 p.m. today.

More flights, including Cebu Pacific's 5J-110/111 (Manila-Hong Kong-Manila) flights for Saturday, had been cancelled.

"It is with de...

August 17, 2018
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aaaAt least 48 flights, including 16 plying the Hong Kong-Manila route, were cancelled today at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) after a passenger plane overshot the runway, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said. The MIAA said the flights were cancelled because they had to close NAIA international runway 06/24 after Xiamen Airlines flight MF8667 skidded of the runway before midnight on Thursday. MIAA said the cancelled flights as of 10:28 a.m. going to and from Hong Kong included:  Hog Kong Airlines flight HX 7...

August 17, 2018
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aaa  Manila---Airport policemen arrested a 25-year-old janitor after he stole the bag of a Chinese tourist at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 1. Operatives at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport [NAIA] terminal 1 arrested a 25-year-old janitor after he carted away a stolen bag of a passenger containing cell phone, eyeglass and other personal belongings. Airport police Insp. Erick Mejia said they arrested suspect Rocky Catapang, an employee of PhilCare Janitor services, for CCTV footage showed that he took th...

August 2, 2018
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aaaManila---A taxi driver was arrested in Rizal yesterday (July 19) after he sped away with the backpack of a newly-arrived overseas Filipino worker from Oman who refused to agree to the exorbitant fare he was demanding. Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) general manager Ed Monreal said taxi driver Rodel Ormillo was arrested after the black backpack of OFW Catalina Prado, a laser technician in Oman, was recovered from him. "It makes me happy that we were able to help Ms. Prado. We assure the public that we are working very hard to...

July 20, 2018
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aaaThe Bureau of Immigration (BI) yesterday (July 19) inaugurated the newly-installed electronic gate system (e-Gate) at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) to shorten the long queues at immigration counters and expedite the processing of travellers. BI officials said the P328-million project---dubbed the Fast Travel program---introduced by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) will simplify and efficiently improve the immigration clearing process at the airport. "It also aims to provide the agency with efficiency and ...

July 20, 2018
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aaaCathay Pacific and five other airlines remitted a total of P13.74 million worth of unrefunded Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminal fees, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said today (July 16). MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal said he was elated after the six airlines turned over the unrefunded terminal fees collected they collected from overseas Filipino workers. Monreal said Cathay Pacific turned over a total amount of P5,017,650; Singapore Airlines gave P4,301,550 (for the period of February 2015 to March 20...

July 17, 2018
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aaaCebu Pacific and Cebgo yesterday (July 5) remitted to the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) around P245.6 million in unrefunded airport terminal fees. MIAA said the P245,610,829 covers unrefunded terminal fees (Passenger Service Charge) of approximately 212,100 international passengers who travelled between Feb. 1, 2015 to April 30, 2018 and 892,800 domestic passengers who travelled between August 1, 2012 and April 30, 2018. "We thank Cebu Pacific and Cebgo for taking the lead on this. I am confident that the rest would follow...

July 6, 2018
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Manila----Airport security personnel  arrested a taxi driver after he victimized a newly-arrived Filipino domestic worker from Saudi Arabia at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 2.

Airport police Inspector Rhoderic Mejia, officer-in-charge of the Intelligence and Investigation Division (IID) of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), identified the suspect as Jesus Pingol,  driver of a white Lyngail taxi with plate number UVM 524.

July 2, 2018

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