Travel advisories

Notice on frequent “red lightning alerts” affecting airport operations

For the safety of all airline passengers during this monsoon season, the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) issues “red lightning alerts” when isolated thunderstorms occur in the vicinity of Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).


A red lightning alert HALTS all ground operations and aircraft movements at the airport, including boarding, disembarkation, aircraft parking, baggage handling and all support activities.


This may unavoidably lead to delays in flights, baggage release, boarding, deplaning and other airport activities. The activities resume only when the MIAA lifts the red alert.


The mandatory halt of airport operations is a safety measure to protect passengers and personnel when there is lightning activity.  We are one with MIAA in ensuring safe and smooth operations.


We seek your kind understanding as we put your safety first.


Thank you.