NAIA has another Christmas gift for passengers
Yes to fewer flight delays!
(SPOT.ph) First it was music, with Christmas carols greeting travelers in the airport. Then it welcomed art with a showcase of Philippine textiles. It looks like the people behind the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) are doing their best to make up for the past stressful months. Now, there’s a newly opened taxiway extension in NAIA Terminal 3 to ease flight traffic congestion at the airport. The extension, called Taxiway November, opened on December 18 with a blessing and a ribbon cutting ceremony led by officials from the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), and Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB).
The P452-million project extended the 1,500-meter taxiway by 658 meters. Flight delays are common in NAIA due to taxiway congestion (yup, there’s traffic even on the taxiways). The extension seeks to ease taxiway operations, particularly on the runway intersections. From Terminal 3, aircraft can now make fewer turns towards the runway. Travel time along the taxiway is also cut from the usual four minutes to two minutes, easing flight traffic at the airport.