NTF approves increase in inbound international passenger capacity

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DAVAO CITY — The National Task Force (NTF) for coronavirus-19 has approved the request of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) to release notice to airmen (NOTAMs) for increase of inbound international passenger capacity at three int’l airports.

In a statement, the Department of transportation said the approval was contained in a letter addressed to CAAP Director General Capt. Jim C. Sydiongco which was released on July 17.

In said letter, Defense Secretary and chairman of the NTF for COVID-19 Delfin Lorenzana has allowed the gradual increase of daily passenger capacity restrictions of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA), and Clark International Airport (CIA), taking into consideration the respective airports’ COVID-19 testing capacities, and subject to close and full coordination with airport authorities.

With the increase, Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) will now be allowed to accept 3,000 inbound international passengers daily, while Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) and Clark International Airport (CIA) will have a 1,500 daily international passenger restrictions.-Newsline

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