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CAAP ready for summer; issues reminders for passengers vs heat issues

CAAP summer reminder
Health and safety reminders from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines for Summer 2023

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) is reminding all passengers, airport employees and stakeholders to take extra precautions to protect themselves from extreme heat levels that can cause dehydration, heat exhaustion or heat stroke.

As summer peaks and temperatures rise, CAAP also recommends that passengers and airport employees in airports be aware of the signs and symptoms of heatstroke.

CAAP spokesman Eric Apolonios said that In case symptoms occur, individuals should immediately seek medical attention.

Lastly, he said that CAAP also reminds the public to follow health and safety protocols in all airports and during flights, including wearing of face masks, practicing physical distancing, and washing hands regularly.

With the onset of Summer 2023, Apolonio said 42 commercial airports operated by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) are fully ready and operational to accommodate and assist flying passengers.

CAAP has been working closely with its Area Center and Airport Managers to ensure that all health and standard safety protocols are in place and being followed.

In addition, medical personnel are on standby during airport operational hours in case of health emergencies. These medical personnel are trained to provide first aid to passengers who may require medical attention while in the airport.

“All of CAAP’s commercially-operated airports are equipped with medical personnel to ensure that we can respond to any health emergency that may arise. We want to assure all passengers that their safety and well-being are our top priority,” said Director General Captain Manuel Antonio L. Tamayo.

Itchie G. Cabayan
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