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Sunday, June 23, 2024

Poe to MIAA: Address airport aircon issues

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Senator Grace Poe is urging the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) management to promptly address the malfunctioning airconditioning systems and elevators causing passenger inconvenience.

“At every airport, we want to give every traveler a warm welcome. It seems that the warm in NAIA (Ninoy Aquino International Airport) was literal,” the senator said in a statement.

“As the hot weather continues to scorch us, we want to remind all the country’s airports to beef up the maintenance of aircon, electricity, and similar facilities to avert breakdowns and accidents,” she said.

Last Saturday, the airport management stated that a technical issue led to the temporary shutdown of two of its cooling towers in NAIA Terminal 3.

“This technical challenge regrettably resulted in warmer temperatures inside the terminal. To mitigate the impact, Iwata evaporative fans have been strategically placed in critical areas to enhance air circulation and provide localized cooling, offering relief to passengers and staff during this temporary disruption in the air conditioning system,” it stated.

MIAA assured that the engineering team is actively addressing the situation to restore full functionality of all cooling towers as swiftly as possible. 

“We apologize for any inconvenience that the situation is causing to everyone. Rest assured that we are doing all we can to bring back the air conditioning system to its full functionality,” it added.

The power outages and other technical glitches at the airport during peak travel dates have recently caused a lot of frustration for air travelers. 

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