Maintenance of Naia’s power

Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) announced that Terminal 3 of Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) is currently undergoing power maintenance activities as part of an electrical systems upgrade that began on Monday and will last until May 28. This upgrade involves the replacement of deteriorated medium voltage switchgear components across eight different electrical substations at the terminal.

The power shutdowns will be done by sector and will affect various areas including air conditioning, lighting, parking, concourses, departure and arrival areas, boarding gates, and more. Most of the power interruptions are scheduled to occur at midnight or early morning.

There was a 30-minute power outage on Tuesday morning at Terminal 3, unrelated to the scheduled maintenance, caused by a power fluctuation in the Pasay City barangay where the terminal is located. This is not the first time the terminal has experienced power outages, with at least four incidents from 2022 to 2023, including a shutdown on Jan. 1, 2023.

Earlier in the week, nine Manila-bound flights were diverted to Clark International Airport due to a lightning red alert that halted flight and ground operations at Naia for nearly two hours. All diverted flights eventually returned to Naia after the red alert was lifted.

The lightning red alert was imposed by MIAA’s airport ground operations and safety division due to a thunderstorm affecting Metro Manila and nearby provinces. The alert was lifted after approximately two hours.

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