Following the resumptions of international flights after a temporary ban this week (May 3-9), the Philippine government announced a new schedule for inbound international arrivals and charter flights for Manila airport.

In an Notice to Airman (NOTAM) from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), international inbound international flights will be permitted to arrive at Manila's airport every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The remaining two days (Monday/Thursday) will be reserved for international charter flights.

The new restrictions will take into effect starting May 11 and will be scheduled to end on June 10.

The airport will be slotting and rescheduling flights to keep a 400-capacity per day at Manila's airport. International arrivals will be required to get clearance from the CAAP 48 hours before scheduled departure from the origin airport, while charter flights will need to secure clearances from the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the CAAP.

Exemptions of this new NOTAM include flights experiencing emergency, ferry flights/cargo flights, air ambulance and medical supplies flights, government/military flights, weather mitigation flights, maintenance flights, and outbound ferry flights/cargo flights with passengers.

According to a report from PTV, other international airports in the country will have separate guidelines for international flights.


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