Senators cite need for more runways, better passenger protection

MANILA – Several senators on Wednesday said the recent runway mishap that paralyzed the country’s premier airport highlighted the need to fast-track the construction of additional runways and other airports, as well as the need for better protection for passengers stranded during similar emergencies. Xiamen Air Flight MF8667 veered off Ninoy Aquino International Airport’s (NAIA’s) …

Aircraft skids off at NAIA; causes int’l runway closure

MANILA (August 17)– Due to heavy rains, Xiamen Air flight MF8667 skidded off at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) shortly before midnight Thursday, causing the airport’s international runway (runway 06/24) closure until noon Friday, authorities said. All passengers and crew were safe and were deplaned using the aircraft’s emergency chute. They are being assisted …