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NAIA power shutdowns scheduled until May 28

MANILA, Philippines, April 5 ------ Power interruptions due to preventive maintenance will take place at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 until May 28. 


This is to allow the replacement of deteriorated medium voltage switchgear components across eight electrical substations within Terminal 3, according to the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA). “This is a continuation of the electrical systems upgrade project, which commenced last year. The power interruptions may last until May 28,” the MIAA said. 


The power shutdowns will affect the terminal’s open and multilevel parking, substations in the south and north concourses and the main substation of Terminal 3. “Maintenance activities will start at midnight when the least number of flights is scheduled,” the MIAA said. 


The management assured NAIA passengers that standby generators would be available at each substation to provide uninterrupted power supply to critical airport systems, ensuring continuous processing of passengers and flights. Travelers, however, should expect reduced air-conditioning supply in some parts of Terminal 3 as well as malfunctioning escalators from time to time, the MIAA said. “The MIAA remains steadfast in completing these necessary upgrades while having to deal with inevitable power interruptions in the course of the project,” the agency said. 


MIAA General Manager Eric Jose Ines appealed for understanding from passengers and other airport stakeholders. “Rest assured that the benefits of this electric systems upgrade will outweigh the inconveniences it may bring in the course of its implementation,” Ines said. 




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