Passengers were reminded by airport authorities on Tuesday to arrive at the airport early to avoid missing their flights, especially given the current traffic situation in EDSA.
Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) General Manager Jose Angel Honrado said that every passenger should at least be four hours early for a flight.
Honrado, meanwhile, assured passengers that the authority is coordinating with the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the local governments of Pasay and Parañaque in trying to ease traffic.
MIAA said that more than 100,000 passengers have departed from NAIA since Thursday last week. It is expecting departures to peak on Holy Wednesday while arrivals are likely to peak on Easter Sunday.
The authority is currently implementing “Oplan Ligtas Biyahe” to ensure efficient and safe operations at the NAIA Complex this Holy Week.
At present, help desks have been put in strategic areas at airport terminals to assist passengers and visitors. These desks are manned by the Airport Police, Public Affairs, and Medical Personnel.
MIAA has also assigned deployment and shifting of personnel to ensure adequate manning of facilities and efficient airport operations.
It also continues to coordinate with the airlines, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), and the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) regarding schedule and status of flights
In anticipation of the expected influx of travelers, police and security personnel deployed in all airport terminals have also been augmented
The airport police closely monitors all terminals in coordination with the Office of the Transportation Security, the Philippine National Police Aviation Security Group, and local government units.