Emergency repair shuts NAIA international runway

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 30 2017 03:09 PM | Updated as of May 30 2017 04:23 PM

MANILA - The Ninoy Aquino International Airport temporary closed its international runway for pothole repairs on Tuesday, limiting operations, its manager said.

The repair works, which started at 1 p.m., is expected to last for 4 hours, Manila International Airport Authority general manager Ed Monreal said.

Despite the closure, international flight operations will continue on a limited scale because the NAIA domestic runway can accommodate smaller aircraft, Monreal said.

"This pothole happened today in the course of flight operations. I ordered for an emergency repair disrupting our operations at this time of the day than wait for our daily runway closure after the last flight tonight," Monreal said in a statement. 

"I will never compromise safety of flights and passengers," he added.

The public may call NAIA flight information through trunkline‎ 87711109 or hotline number ‎877-8888 loc 8144.