Xiamen Airlines offers 'sincerest apologies' over NAIA incident


Posted at Aug 20 2018 03:24 PM

MANILA – Xiamen Airlines extended its "sincerest apologies" over the nearly two-day closure of the Philippine capital's main airport after one of its jets overshot the runway, a Filipino official said Monday. 

The Chinese carrier also agreed to offer food and water "tokens" to passengers still stranded at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, said Manila International Airport Authority General Manager Ed Monreal. 

Monreal met with an 11-man delegation of Xiamen Airlines in Manila on Monday. 

“They have extended their sincerest apologies on the incident that happened,” Monreal said. 

Airport authorities urged the Chinese airline to issue a statement to Filipinos that were affected by the incident, he said. 

The Xiamen Air Boeing 737 crash-landed at the NAIA runway Thursday night causing more than 200 flight cancellations and affecting thousands of passengers.