Starting on Monday, May 18, all inbound international chartered and commercial flights will be allowed to land at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) within their assigned days amid modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ).
State in a notice to airmen (Notam),the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said that provided they secure a clearance from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Caap for slotting purposes, this will be their scheduled days:
Inbound international chartered flights
- Mondays and Thursdays
Inbound international commercial flights
- Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
Commercial flights should also get approval from CAAP 48 hours before the scheduled departure to subscribe to the 400-passengers-per-day capacity of NAIA.
The CAAP said en route flights experiencing emergency, ferry flights/cargo flights, air ambulance and medical supplies flights, government/military flights, weather mitigation flights, maintenance flights, and outbound ferry flights/cargo flights with passengers, as authorized, would be unrestricted and would not be covered by the Notam.
This would be implemented at NAIA only, as other international airports in the country would have their separate restrictions.
These restrictions will last for a month or until June 10.