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MIAA GM Chiong orders deployment of shuttle buses re: Transport strike

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Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) general manager Cesar Chiong is urging all air passengers to give ample time from the usual three hours before flight departure time to be at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in anticipation of the effects of a planned transportation strike by various transport groups beginning March 6, 2023.

Chiong also directed the deployment of MIAA shuttle buses to and from Dasmariñas Cavite for MIAA employees living in various parts of Cavite as the weeklong transport strike, which is expected to begin on Monday, March 6, may result in limited public transportation options for passengers traveling to and from the NAIA terminals.

Local airline companies and airline service providers have prepared contingency measures to ensure minimal, if not, no work interruption in their operations.

Chiong said that MIAA employees who live in nearby cities like Makati, Quezon City and Manila and those who reside in the Bulacan and Laguna areas are encouraged to consider staying in the office where temporary sleeping quarters will be made available for them. The former Nayong Pilipino administration building which MIAA now occupies, have several shower rooms that employees can also use.

“We are working closely with our stakeholders to mitigate the effect of the strike to NAIA operations. We are continuously monitoring the situation,” said the airport chief.

The riding public may contact the MIAA Hotline numbers or its social media pages: Voice Hotline: (02) 8877-1111; Text Hotline: 0917-839-6242; 0918-918-6242; NAIA Facebook page: Ninoy Aquino International Airport MIAA NAIA Twitter account: @MiaaGovPH.

Passengers are encouraged to monitor news reports in tri-media regarding transport situation in their areas and check the status of their flight before going to the NAIA to avoid inconvenience, Chiong said.

Itchie G. Cabayan
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