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August 17, 2018
Manila Airport's Main Runway To Remain
Closed Until August 18 Following
Thursday's “Crash Landing”


An aircraft owned by Xiamen Air had a rough landing Thursday at Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) in the Philippines when it skidded off the runway during heavy rainfall. Thankfully, none of the passengers were harmed during the incident. 

The “crash landing” occurred on the airport’s main international runway and has caused authorities to close it until tomorrow, August 18 through 05:00 am. Further postponements are possible. 

At least 70 flights have been canceled or rerouted due to the closure and more disruptions are expected, especially because the airport has only one other runway which can only accommodate narrow-body aircraft. Delays will be likely once the runway reopens as airlines work on clearing the backlog and reschedule flights and crews. 


Travelers scheduled to fly via this airport (MNL) are advised to check the status of flights prior to travel. Anticipate further flight delays and monitor official announcements for further updates. Members are advised to contact their travel provider to remain informed of any development.

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