Pope visit: Airport road closures, flight suspension

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Pope visit: Airport road closures, flight suspension
The Manila International Airport Authority issues an advisory on road closures and suspension of flight arrivals during Pope Francis' visit to the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines – The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said some roads will be closed and arrival flights will suspended on certain days and hours during the scheduled visit of Pope Francis from January 15-19, 2015.

MIAA General Manager Jose Angel Honrado said the following roads surrounding the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) complex will be blocked:

  • January 15: Sales Avenue, Andrews Avenue, and Domestic Road (3 pm to 7 pm)
  • January 19: Sales Avenue, Andrews Avenue, and Domestic Road (7 am to 10 am)

On said dates, NAIA can only be accessed through South Superhighway, Bicutan, Sucat, and Alabang roads.

Local and foreign air carriers also agreed to suspend the arrival of flights in the Philippines:

  • January 15: no flight arrivals from 2 pm to 7 pm
  • January 19: no flight arrivals from 6 am to 10:30 am

The airport chief held a series of meetings with airline companies to seek suggestions on how to deal with the travel constraints during the Pope’s visit. – Rappler.com

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