IT’S January 1 all over again at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), as flights were cancelled on Monday, this time on Labor Day, May 1, due to another power outage incident.
This was confirmed by Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) spokesperson Eric Apolonio.
According to Apolonio, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) reported that the power fluctuation happened at 1:05 a.m.
Power was restored at 9:30 in the morning of the same day.
Earlier, NAIA said in a statement that the power outage occurred at Terminal 3 resulted in the delayed flights.
“Standby power is now supplying electricity to critical facilities enabling computer systems of airlines and Immigration to function partially and enable processing of both inbound and outbound passengers,” NAIA said.
“As a result, delayed flights shall be expected,” it added.
According to Cebu Pacific, they had 40 domestic flights cancelled.
Apolonio meanwhile noted that the landing of APG774 at the airport was delayed to 1:20 a.m. from 1:06 a.m.
The plane had to conduct a go-around before landing at the runway.
NAIA, along with the Manila Electric Company said that they are looking at cause of the power failure.
Meralco spokesperson Joe Zaldarriaga however pointed out that there were no problems on their side.
“Initial indications point out na, as far as Meralco is concerned, doon sa mismong area kung nasaan nandoon ang Terminal 3, wala naman kaming problema,” the power distributor said.
“Yung tinitignan lang namin ngayon ano ba ang nag-cause dito,” he added. The management of MIAA had issued an apology to its passengers for the inconvenience due to the power outage.
Catherine R. Cueto