The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) suspended flight operations at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. of Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 due to Typhoon Ulysses.
The MIAA said it made the decision "as a safety measure."
It consulted the Airline Operators Council (AOC), the Air Carriers Association of the Philippines (ACAP), PAGASA NAIA station and Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Director General Jim Sydiongco regarding the matter.
MIAA General Manager Ed Monreal advised passengers to coordinate with their airlines to get flight updates.
MIAA also advised airlines to ensure their customer service hotlines are ready for passengers' calls.
Some airlines have already announced the cancellation of their flights for Thursday.
Power outages hit different parts of Metro Manila on Thursday amid heavy rains and howling winds brought about by Ulysses.
State weather bureau PAGASA raised a red rainfall warning over Metro Manila and nearby Quezon, Bulacan, Laguna, and Rizal early Thursday morning as Ulysses made its way across Luzon.
--KG, GMA News