The Ninoy Aquino International Airport resumed its normal flight operations on Monday afternoon.
This was after state weather bureau PAGASA lowered the lightning alert to yellow, as of 1:26 p.m., the Department of Transportation said in a Twitter post.
NAIA LIGHTNING ADVISORY No. 2— DOTrPH ???????? (@DOTrPH) May 18, 2020
Monday, 18 May 2020
Red Lightning Alert has been lowered to YELLOW as of 1:26PM today; Normal flight operations at NAIA have resumed.#DOTrPH???????? pic.twitter.com/93RaB03euM
The airport stopped its operation after PAGASA issued a red lightning alert at 12:33 p.m., Monday.
PAGASA issues a red lightning alert when a thunderstorm accompanied by lightning is within nine kilometers of the airport.
During this alert, ramp movements for both aircraft and ramp personnel are temporarily suspended for security purposes.
DOTR earlier said the red lighting alert is a safety measure taken to prevent any untoward incident from happening when lightnings are prevalent in the immediate area and may endanger personnel, passenger, and even flight operations.—AOL, GMA News