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Improved NAIA2 runway inaugurated

A NEWLY-REHABILITATED NAIA Terminal 2 runway was inaugurated yesterday in simple ceremonies led by Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) general manager Ed Monreal.

Monreal said the new extension runway is expected to help to decongest the ground and increase flight movements.

Yesterday’s blessing, inauguration and commissioning of the repair and overlay of the NAIA’s Runway 13/31, and the newly-constructed taxiway of the airport was led by Monreal with Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade, Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat and Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea also in attendance.

Monreal said that following the swift completion of the project as preliminary improvements, it is expected that the NAIA’s maximum allowable commercial flight movement capacity will increase to 10 more flight movements per hour, or a total of 240 commercial flight movements per day.

Under the rehabilitation plan worth about P500 million, initially completed in the repair and overlay of Runway 13/31 are the interconnecting taxiways as well as the 13/31 extension 2.258 meters, which also includes the repair of deteriorated asphalt pavement areas, asphalt overlaying works for the entire runway pavement and exit connections, painting of runway pavement markers and guidelines other related works for aircraft safe landing and take-off, repair and upgrading of deteriorated asphalt pavement connecting to Terminal 4 Apron and North & South Taxiway.

Itchie G. Cabayan
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