The Department of Transportation has tightened the rules on airport slots at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport to lessen decongestion in Manila’s international gateway.
The agency issued Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2019-01, which aims for the efficient utilization of airport slots to help decongest the NAIA.
Under the JMC, the definition of slot misuse has been expanded to cover the holding of slots that the airline does not intend to operate, as well as the holding of slots for an operation other than planned for the purpose of denying capacity to another aircraft operator.
Also constituting slot misuse are the requisition of new slots that the airline does not intend to operate, and the requisition of slots for an operation.