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Flights to/from Manila canceled due to Radar Shutdown

All flights coming into and going out of Metro Manila are currently canceled due to a radar malfunction/shutdown. The MIAA has issued an advisory earlier today:

MIAA PRESS STATEMENT:
January 1, 2023

NAIA FLIGHTS ON HOLD

Flights to and from Manila are on hold due to technical issues at the Air Navigation Facilities of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP). The CAAP is now putting in place emergency protocols to address the situation to enable flight operations to resume as soon as possible.

The Manila International Airport Authority apologizes for delays that will occur as a result of the situation.
The MIAA Crisis Management Team has been activated bringing together key aviation and airport agencies for a multi-discipline approach to cushion the impact of the incident.

It is expected that flight departures and arrivals will be retimed to new schedules. In view of this, passengers were advised to await instructions or announcements from the airlines and stay inside the Terminals and approach the nearest airline or airport help desk for updates.

The MIAA Emergency Response Teams have been ordered to implement SOPs pursuant to the MIAA Manual on Irregular Operations (MIAA-IROPS).
Airline operators on the other hand have initiated their respective contingency measures to mitigate the effect of the situation to their passengers. Rights of passengers under the Air Passenger Bill of Rights (APBR) shall be upheld under the circumstances.

All airlines have posted advisories affected all canceled flight today and request customers to rebook their flights to the next available schedule.

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech with over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He is one of the pioneers of blogging in the country and considered by many as the Father of Tech Blogging in the Philippines. He is also a technology consultant, a tech columnist with several national publications, resource speaker and mentor/advisor to several start-up companies.

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