PH Aviation authority enforces no fly zone during APEC meet

A no-fly zone will be temporarily implemented during the 2015 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings next week.

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said that security measures will be stricter in all Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminals on Nov. 17, 19, and 20. A no-fly zone will be temporarily implemented during the 2015 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings next week.

There will also be a “no fly zone” within 2 nautical miles radius of the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) from surface to 16,000 ft. This will be effective Nov. 17, 10 a.m. until Nov. 20, 7 p.m.

The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) urged passengers anew to fly ahead or after the APEC and to get in touch with their airlines for any changes in their flight schedules.

MIAA said there will still be commercial flights during APEC week, however, these will most likely be subjected to delays and even cancellations.

The authority disclosed that APEC leaders will start flying in on Nov. 16 until the following day. On the other hand, no flight movements of heads of state are expected on the first day of the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting on Nov. 18.

Heads of state are expected to leave Manila on November 19 and 20. Normal flight operations are expected to resume on November 21.

Airlines have also cancelled flights in preparation for APEC. (PNA)

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