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More flights to be canceled as NAIA upgrades air traffic system

Nov 08, 2018 - 12:35 PM

At least 4 flights will be canceled per hour from November 15 to 20

RADAR. The Communications, Navigation, Surveillance/Air Traffic Management system at NAIA will be upgraded. CAAP Photo

Canceled flights at NAIA in November 2018

Nov 07, 2018 - 12:25 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of flights canceled as the Ninoy Aquino International Airport conducts runway maintenance and upgrades its air traffic system

P2P buses to NAIA from Alabang and Laguna available by November 8

Nov 07, 2018 - 7:00 AM

The new routes to NAIA will have 4 stops: two in Muntinlupa and 2 in Sta Rosa, Laguna

POINT-TO-POINT. The South-NAIA P2P route by UBE Express will start operations on November 8. Photo from Ube Express Facebook page

NAIA Customs bust: P15M worth of illegal drugs

Oct 11, 2018 - 10:08 PM

The latest apprehensions at the NAIA raises the Customs haul to a historic 27 drug busts in 6 months

Lawmaker John Bertiz under fire over NAIA 'shoes' video

Sep 30, 2018 - 2:58 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Transportation vows to investigate the incident involving lawmaker John Bertiz and an airport screening security officer

CHECKPOINT. ACTS-OFW Representative John Bertiz (R) confronts an airport security checker on September 29, 2018. Screenshot from the gifinoy Facebook page

P5.44 million worth of shabu seized in NAIA

Sep 23, 2018 - 1:19 PM

The shabu is hidden in a package declared as an art table

ANTI-ILLEGAL DRUGS OPERATION. Customs officials intercept an illegal shipment at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Photo from NAIA Wikipedia page

NAIA Consortium gains original proponent status for P102-B airport rehab

Sep 13, 2018 - 6:02 PM

The proposal to rehabilitate the Ninoy Aquino International Airport is now up for the approval of the National Economic and Development Authority Board

REHAB. NAIA Consortium has been awarded the "original proponent status" by the government for the rehabilitation of the country's main gateway. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

NAIA opens 2 newly-built rapid exit taxiways

Sep 10, 2018 - 10:00 PM

With this new addition, NAIA now has 4 high speed exits for commercial airlines to use

NAIA's NEW TAXIWAYS. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PH gov't now seeking nearly P72 million from Xiamen Air

Sep 10, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Parallel investigations into the Xiamen Air runway mishap are still ongoing

Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Eddie Monreal at the senate hearing on public service. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

LIVE: Senate hearing on the NAIA runway accident

Sep 10, 2018 - 9:43 AM

Watch the hearing on the Xiamen Air mishap at the NAIA runway live on Monday, September 10

Xiamen Air to 'negotiate' with PH government over P33-million fine

Sep 05, 2018 - 2:05 PM

The Manila International Airport Authority plans to increase the fine to cover other costs stemming from the runway mishap at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport

NEGOTIATIONS. Manila International Airport Authority Ed Monreal says Xiamen Air representatives are set to arrive in the Philippines this week. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

You can now ride P2P buses from Araneta Cubao to NAIA

Sep 05, 2018 - 12:57 PM

A premium point-to-point bus route from Araneta Center in Cubao, Quezon City to Ninoy Aquino International Airport is now operational, only for P100

POINT-TO-POINT. UBE Express launched a point-to-point (P2P) bus from Araneta Center Cubao in Quezon City to NAIA in Pasay. Photo from Araneta Center's FB page

After NAIA runway mess, CAAP backs creation new airport dev't body

Sep 05, 2018 - 12:24 PM

The proposed Philippine Airport Development Corporation will oversee the construction, maintenance, and development of all airports in the country

AVIATION AUTHORITY CHIEF. CAAP Director General Jim Sydiongco attends the House committee on transportation’s probe into the runway mess at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on September 5, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House panel to probe Xiamen Air runway accident at NAIA

Sep 04, 2018 - 7:55 PM

House transportation committee chairperson Cesar Sarmiento himself filed the resolution directing his own panel to investigate the NAIA runway mess

LAWMAKERS TO INVESTIGATE. Workers attend to a Xiamen Air Boeing 737-800 after it slids off the NAIA runway in Paranaque City on August 17, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Recordings of Xiamen Air flight in NAIA runway mishap back in Manila

Sep 03, 2018 - 7:13 PM

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines Aircraft Investigation and Inquiry Board investigators confirm the black box data recording is of good quality

SKID. Workers attend to a Xiamen Air Boeing 737-800 after it slids off the NAIA runway in Paranaque City on August 17, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Recto to DOTr: Why so slow with airport projects?

Aug 29, 2018 - 7:00 PM

'May opportunity costs 'to. Kung sa EDSA, you lose P3 billion [daily]; sa himpapawid, magkano kaya?' says Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto

OVERCAPACITY. Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto says the Department of Transportation should hasten the rollout of airport projects. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Senators hit Tugade's absence during NAIA runway mess

Aug 29, 2018 - 4:25 PM

(UPDATED) 'You should have been on top of everything. 'Di ko makita [ang] scenario na 'di kayo bahagi ng crisis committee,' Senator Nancy Binay tells Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade

Sec. Arthur Tugade of the Dept of Transportation (DOTr) at the senate hearing on public services Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DFA releases P4.8M to help OFWs stranded due to Xiamen Air

Aug 25, 2018 - 1:11 PM

The Department of Foreign Affairs extends financial assistance to hundreds of affected overseas Filipino workers

WAITING. Passengers flock NAIA Terminal 1 Departure to wait for or rebook their canceled flights on August 20, 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

TIMELINE: Xiamen Air plane mishap at NAIA runway

Aug 21, 2018 - 8:41 PM

Here's a rundown of what has happened after a Xiamen Air plane skidded off the Ninoy Aquino International Airport runway

RUNWAY MISHAP. A torn-off engine pod from a Xiamen Air Boeing 737-800 series passenger aircraft, operating as Flight MF8667 from Xiamen to Manila, is seen on August 17, 2018. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

NAIA resumes normal operations

Aug 21, 2018 - 3:40 PM

Flight operations are back to normal on the 5th day since the runway mishap, but airlines are still attending to passengers whose flights were canceled

WAITING. Passengers flock NAIA Terminal 1 Departure to wait for or rebook their canceled flights on August 20, 2018. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

MIAA chief Monreal: I will not resign

Aug 21, 2018 - 1:22 PM

'I can say and I can look people straight in the eye that I did my best,' says Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Ed Monreal

NOT RESIGNING. MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal says his team did his best on the NAIA runway mishap. MIAA file photo

Xiamen Air charged initial P15M over runway accident

Aug 21, 2018 - 10:11 AM

The figure does not include the revenue impact of disrupted flight operations caused by the accident, says the Manila International Airport Authority

RELIEF. Xiamen Air flight MF8667 is lifted by a telescopic boom crane. MIAA Photo

61 uncoordinated flights worsened NAIA delays

Aug 20, 2018 - 9:41 PM

Manila airport authorities are still determining whether they will impose penalties on the involved airlines

NAIA. Uncoordinated flights crowded the NAIA plane parking space. File Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

DFA to help OFWs stranded due to Xiamen Air

Aug 20, 2018 - 7:35 PM

Philippine embassies can issue certifications 'to explain to foreign employers the delay in the arrival of their Filipino employees'

RUNWAY MISHAP. Stranded passengers crowd NAIA Terminal 1 on August 17, 2018, following the accident of a Xiamen Air plane in a NAIA runway. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Removing plane was Xiamen Air's responsibility – MIAA

Aug 20, 2018 - 7:25 PM

Airport authorities say they only took over the plane's removal because waiting for Xiamen Air 'might take a week'

A torn-off engine pod from a XiamenAir Boeing 737-800 series passenger aircraft, operating as flight MF8667 from Xiamen to Manila, is seen after the aircraft slid off the runway while attempting to land in bad weather at the Manila international airport on August 17, 2018.  A Chinese passenger jet slid off the runway as it landed at Manila airport in torrential rain, authorities said August 17, with all 165 people on board safely evacuated though a few suffered minor injuries.   / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

OFWs can lose jobs after NAIA runway accident

Aug 20, 2018 - 6:44 PM

(UPDATED) An apology from Xiamen Air and government officials is not enough, the OFWs have to be compensated, says Migrante, an advocacy group for the welfare of overseas Filipino workers

PH gov't asks Xiamen Air to pay over NAIA mishap

Aug 20, 2018 - 4:34 PM

The total cost of the fine has yet to be determined

CRANE. Xiamen Air flight MF8667 being lifted by a telescopic boom crane. MIAA Photo

Xiamen Air says sorry days after runway mishap

Aug 20, 2018 - 4:26 PM

But Malacañang says an apology from Xiamen Air is not enough

RUNWAY MISHAP. Workers attend to a Xiamen Air Boeing 737-800 after it slides off the NAIA runway in Parañaque City on August 17, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

House panel to probe NAIA runway mess

Aug 20, 2018 - 1:30 PM

(UPDATED) A lawmaker says officials of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport lacked the foresight to anticipate the runway incident that paralyzed its operations for days

AIRPORT CHAOS. Stranded passengers crowd the NAIA Terminal 1 after a Xiamen Air plane slids off the runway on August 17, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Canceled flights at NAIA, August 20

Aug 19, 2018 - 8:30 PM

The cancellations are still due to the temporary runway closure from August 17 to 18, which was triggered by the Xiamen Air mishap

'Lack of coordination' of some airlines worsened NAIA delays

Aug 19, 2018 - 4:00 PM

Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Ed Monreal says some airlines mounted recovery flights without letting officials know

Senate panel to probe NAIA runway mishap

Aug 19, 2018 - 2:10 PM

'Bakit inabot ng dalawang araw bago magsimula ulit ang operasyon ng NAIA?.... The public deserves an acceptable explanation,' says Senator Grace Poe

Stranded passengers crowd the NAIA Terminal 1 following the accident of a Xiamen Air Boeing 737-800 after it slids off the NAIA runway in Paranaque City on August 17, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Canceled flights at NAIA, August 19

Aug 19, 2018 - 12:30 PM

Dozens more flights are canceled even after the reopening of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport runway

LOOK: Crowded NAIA after runway reopening

Aug 18, 2018 - 11:54 PM

Aviation authorities reopen the runway 36 hours after the Xiamen Air mishap. Photos and videos after the reopening show passengers in long queues at the airport.

LONG QUEUES. Passengers wait for news on the status of their flights on Saturday, August 18, 2018, following the runway incident at NAIA on Thursday night. Photo from Marites Vitug/Rappler

Tugade says NAIA runway incident an 'eye opener'

Aug 18, 2018 - 2:33 PM

'I am sorry. We did our very best to address the situation,' says Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade

AIRPORT MISHAP. Workers attend to a Xiamen Air Boeing 737-800 after it skidded off the NAIA runway in Paranaque City on August 17, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Canceled flights over NAIA runway mishap, August 18

Aug 18, 2018 - 7:41 AM

Here are the canceled flights on Saturday, August 18, because of the closure of the NAIA runway

NAIA runway reopened

Aug 18, 2018 - 7:27 AM

(2ND UPDATE) Airport authorities finally reopen the runway past 11 am on August 18, hours after the removal of the Chinese passenger plane

CRANE. Xiamen Air flight MF8667 being lifted by a telescopic boom crane. MIAA Photo

LOOK: Thousands stranded due to NAIA runway closure

Aug 17, 2018 - 9:22 PM

A total of 133 flights are canceled in all 4 terminals while 10 are diverted to Clark, Cebu, Bangkok in Thailand, and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam

CANCELLED FLIGHTS. Stranded passengers crowd the NAIA Terminal 1 following the accident of a Xiamen Air Boeing 737-800 after it slid off the NAIA runway in Paranaque City on August 17, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

NAIA runway closed until Aug 18 morning after Xiamen Air plane skids

Aug 17, 2018 - 7:32 PM

(4TH UPDATE) All 157 passengers and 8 crew of flight MF8667 are safe, but Friday and Saturday flights have been cancelled or diverted

A Xiamen Air Boeing 737-800 series passenger aircraft, operating as flight MF8667 from Xiamen to Manila, is seen after skidding off the runway while attempting to land in bad weather at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on August 17, 2018. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Canceled flights over NAIA airport mishap, August 17-18

Aug 17, 2018 - 7:12 PM

(8TH UPDATE) A NAIA runway remains closed as a Xiamen Air plane overshoots it. Flight are cancelled or diverted until Saturday, August 18

Customs forfeits $11-million SkyJet plane

Jul 17, 2018 - 12:33 PM

(UPDATED) SkyJet Airlines says its new management 'is committed to correcting the previous management’s erroneous practices and has proceeded to strictly comply with all applicable regulatory laws and regulations'

Customs seizes P133 million worth of shabu, marijuana

Jun 25, 2018 - 7:30 PM

The drugs are found in various packages sent from the United States to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and the Port of Clark

Photo from the Bureau of Customs

DOJ suspends prosecutors who freed suspected jewelry smugglers

May 27, 2018 - 2:48 PM

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra says complaints against the 3 Pasay City prosecutors will likely be filed before the Office of the Ombudsman

Newly appointed Department of Justice secretary Menardo Guevara talks to members of the media as he holds his first press conference inside the DOJ in Manila on April 10, 2018. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

DOTr still in talks with NAIA Consortium over airport rehab terms

May 24, 2018 - 5:20 PM

The Department of Transportation says there are still 'many conditionalities' to be discussed, including payment to the government

NEGOTIATIONS. The Department of Transportation is negotiating some terms in the proposal of the NAIA Consortium to rehabilitate, operate, and maintain the dilapidated international airport. Photo By Ben Nabong/Rappler

NAIA Consortium shortens period, lowers cost for airport rehab proposal

May 22, 2018 - 7:10 PM

The NAIA Consortium, which is composed of 7 of the country's biggest conglomerates, is now proposing a 15-year concession period and P105-billion project cost

NEGOTIATING TERMS. A consortium of 7 of the country's top conglomerates is negotiating the terms of its proposal to rehabilitate Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) with the transportation department. Photo By Ben Nabong/Rappler

Customs employee, 2 others arrested for smuggling P3-M jewelry

May 12, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Authorities recover nearly 2 kilos of rings, earrings, pendants, bangles, chains, and bracelets from the 3 suspects

RECOVERED. The BOC puts on display the pieces of jewellery they recovered from the suspects. Photo from BOC.

Better air-conditioning at NAIA Terminal 3 as summer begins – gov't

Apr 15, 2018 - 10:05 PM

'With this development, passengers can be assured of a convenient and relaxing atmosphere while waiting for their flights this summer season,' says Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Ed Monreal

BETTER SERVICES. Netizens rave about improved services at the Philippines' premier airport, once tagged the world's worst.

Airport police arrest 'package padala' scammer

Apr 14, 2018 - 8:13 PM

The suspect is identified as Miriam Kanoute, 34, a Mali national with an address in Makati City

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 4, 2018

Apr 04, 2018 - 1:23 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the ceremonial distribution of the Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOAs) to the Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries at the Sultan Kudarat Sports and Cultural Center in the Municipality of Isulan, Sultan Kudarat on April 2, 2018. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

LIST: Proposed NAIA terminal reassignments for airlines

Apr 03, 2018 - 6:15 PM

Check out the new terminal assignments being planned for airlines at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, which could take effect by September this year