‘No fly zone’ within prescribed period over NAIA during Obama visit: CAAP

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Friday, April 25, 2014

AS PART of precautionary measure, the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) said Friday that it will implement a "no fly zone" within a prescribed period over the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) during the arrival and departure of United States President Barack Obama in the country next week.

Obama will arrive in Manila Monday afternoon and will depart for Washington, DC on the following day.

"General aviation aircraft like business jet, flight training, fish run and food run are not allowed to fly within the prescribed period," said CAAP Deputy Director General Captain John Andrews.

However, commercial and cargo flights will be allowed to operate but they would expect delays, he said.

"Aircraft arriving/departing at the NAIA four terminals on that dates will encounter delay due to special operations," Andrews said.

Apart from NAIA, other small airports affected by the no fly zone for general aviation aircraft next week are Sangley in Cavite, Lipa in Batangas and San Ildefonso in Bulacan, he said. (SDR/Sunnex)

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