Eroplano ng Cebu Pacific, sumadsad sa runway ng Davao International Airport; 165 pasahero, ligtas

admin   •   June 3, 2013   •   3097

Ang eroplano ng Cebu Pacific na sumadsad sa runway ng Davao International Airport Linggo ng gabi. (RITCHIE TONGO / Photoville International)

Ang eroplano ng Cebu Pacific na sumadsad sa runway ng Davao International Airport Linggo ng gabi. (RITCHIE TONGO / Photoville International)

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Posibleng simulan ngayong araw ng Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) ang imbestigasyon sa sumadsad na eroplano ng Cebu Pacific.

Pasado ala-7 kagabi nang lumabas ang ulat hinggil sa paglagpas ng eroplano sa runway habang palapag ito sa Davao International Airport mula sa Maynila.

Sa pahayag ng pamunuan ng Airline Company, tiniyak naman nitong ligtas ang 165 pasahero ng Flight 5J-971 na pinadaan sa emergency slide ng eroplano.

Sumadsad umano ang eroplano dahil sa madulas na runway bunsod ng malakas na pag-ulan.

Bunsod ng insidente, kinansela ang ilang biyahe ng eroplano papunta at pabalik ng Davao, Maynila, Cebu at Cagayan De Oro City habang hinihintay na maialis sa runway ang bumalagbag na eroplano. (Louell Requilman & Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

MIAA, CAAP to defer airline charges amid COVID-19 threat

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 9, 2020

The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) and the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) will defer airline charges amid the COVID-19 threat.

The CAAP and MIAA had been instructed by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to defer payment for take-off, landing, and parking fees of local airlines.

This is amid the impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the airline industry.

In a statement on Facebook, DOTr Secretary Arthur Tugade said the government needs to extend its arms due to the COVID-19 threat.

Both MIAA and CAAP have stressed that the decision was made to extend help to airlines amid the decrease of airline passengers, and flights due to COVID-19.

MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal said local airlines operating under CAAP will save P37-million a month in terms of deferred take-off, landing, and parking fees.

“The airlines will pay the deferred charges once the COVID-19 threat in the country is lifted,” according to the DOTr statement.—AAC

Skillfully concealed banned items intercepted at Davao Airport

Marje Pelayo   •   February 14, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – A departing passenger was nabbed at Davao International Airport while attempting to sneak in sharp objects past airport screening.

Personnel from the Office for Transportation Security (OTS) found two pieces of nipper and a nail pusher skillfully concealed inside a pomelo fruit on Monday (February 10.)

The x-ray operator Security Screening Officer (SSO) Rolando Pait detected the items after a suspicious image appeared on the x-ray screen.

The owner of the item, identified as Dioleta Barapon, was bound for Cebu via Cebu Pacific flight 5J 598.

According to Barapon, she intentionally hid the items inside the fruit as she considers them her prized possession.

OTS Administrator Usec. Raul Del Rosario warns passengers not to even attempt smuggling illegal items because it may put them in peril.

“Huwag po nating gagawin yung mga ganyan, dahil madedetect po natin yan. Remember, we have procured new and advanced technologies. Gone are the days when we can circumvent security screening procedures by artful concealment,” Del Rosario said.

“Maaari po kayong mapahamak o maabala, dahil baka po mapagkamalan na kayo po ay may hindi magandang intensyon sa pagtatago ng mga prohibited items papasok ng eroplano,” he added.

Del Rosario reminds all passengers to check their luggage before their scheduled flights and make sure no illegal item is inside their bag.

It is also safe to pack your own luggage, Del Rosario added.

Information on prohibited items may be viewed at the agency’s website www.ots.gov.ph and official Facebook page.

The incident was properly recorded and the item was properly discharged as part of the agency’s standard operating procedure.

DOTr, CAAP, MIAA: Flight suspension in effect until further notice

Aileen Cerrudo   •   January 13, 2020

An ash column from erupting Taal Volcano looms over Tagaytay city, Philippines, 12 January 2020. According to media reports, evacuations are underway as the volcano spewed ash as high as 1,000 meters into the sky. EPA-EFE/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said flight suspension due to the effects of Taal eruption will “remain until further notice”.

The CAAP along with the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) announced on Sunday (January 12) that the suspension of flights at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) will have to go beyond the initial 11:00 p.m. scheduled re-opening.

MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal reported that runways and ramps in NAIA have already accumulated ash due to the Taal volcano eruption.

He also appealed to passengers not to proceed to NAIA, and to check with their respective airlines about updates of flights. He further advised that the MIAA will be shutting down some air handling units to avoid ash ingestion.

Airline operators were also tasked by the CAAP and thr MIAA to attend to their passengers and make sure that there are ground staff to assist them.

There are a total of 172 flights have been affected with 169 cancelled flights and three diverted flights.

Passengers may call the following NAIA Flight information numbers:

Terminal 1 (88771-109 local 2181)
Terminal 2 (88771-109 local 2182)
Terminal 3 (88777-888 local 2183)
Terminal 4 (88771-109 local 2184)
MIAA SMS Hotline 0917-8396242
0918-9186242
MIAA Hotline 88771-111
Or check our Facebook Page and Twitter @MIAAGovPh

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