NAIA lightning alert delays 20 flights
The Manila International Airport Authority-issued lightning alert on Friday afternoon delayed 20 international and domestic flights at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
A red lightning alert was issued at 4:49 p.m., and was lowered to yellow alert at 5:29 p.m. The MIAA lifted the lightning alert at 5:37 p.m.
The MIAA said no flight was diverted.
A lightning alert is a safety measure to prevent any untoward incident from happening when lightning is prevalent in the immediate area and may endanger passengers, personnel, and flight operations.
During a red lightning alert, the ramp movement for both aircraft and ramp personnel is temporarily suspended.
Meanwhile, on social media, Cebu Pacific announced that its flights might be further delayed as a result of the lightning alert.
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